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$200 to spend at Lee Valley
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jvangurp
2017-09-13 12:20:25 UTC
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I have a $200 gift card for Lee Valley and am trying to decide how to spend it. I could go with several neato little things like those machined metal capsules, motion activated battery powered stick on lights, some excellent wood screws, a peavy for rolling logs and so on, a fancy dowel joinery jig; or I could blow it all on a great hand plane, or a Kreg Accu-Cut Saw Guide and Veritas Micro-Adjust Wheel Marking Gauge combo.

This is the best kind of conundrum :-)

Help me please,

John
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2017-09-13 12:37:10 UTC
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Post by jvangurp
I have a $200 gift card for Lee Valley and am trying to decide how to spend it. I could go with several neato little things like those machined metal capsules, motion activated battery powered stick on lights, some excellent wood screws, a peavy for rolling logs and so on, a fancy dowel joinery jig; or I could blow it all on a great hand plane, or a Kreg Accu-Cut Saw Guide and Veritas Micro-Adjust Wheel Marking Gauge combo.
This is the best kind of conundrum :-)
Help me please,
John
It's a hard life, J-V-G! Too much money to spend! I don't know
your specific wants, but Lee Valley definitely make the best tools. I'm
sure you'll pick one or more of the items you listed and be quite satisfied.

Why would you want a peavy? I haven't seen one of those in
decades. Unless you are going to be a lumberjack, or work as a canter
in one of those old "turn down" sawmills, they aren't something a person
usually needs around the house! :-)
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jvangurp
2017-09-13 13:01:09 UTC
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I have a $200 gift card for Lee Valley and am trying to decide how to spend it. I could go with several neato little things like those machined metal capsules, motion activated battery powered stick on lights, some excellent wood screws, a peavy for rolling logs and so on, a fancy dowel joinery jig; or I could blow it all on a great hand plane, or a Kreg Accu-Cut Saw Guide and Veritas Micro-Adjust Wheel Marking Gauge combo.
This is the best kind of conundrum :-)
Help me please,
John
It's a hard life, J-V-G! Too much money to spend! I don't know
your specific wants, but Lee Valley definitely make the best tools. I'm
sure you'll pick one or more of the items you listed and be quite satisfied.
Why would you want a peavy? I haven't seen one of those in
decades. Unless you are going to be a lumberjack, or work as a canter
in one of those old "turn down" sawmills, they aren't something a person
usually needs around the house! :-)
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HRM Resident
I have around 3 cord of logs at my cottage to cut up. Then again once that's done I won't have much use for it again.

It's a rough life! lol

Cheers,
JvG
jvangurp
2017-09-24 12:33:10 UTC
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I've got aboot half of it cut up, with my new Stihl 350 (and Husquavara safety chaps). Good fun work, but a bit sweaty in these humid late summer days. The resident por-cu-pine has now moved out of the woodpile condo. I still keep my Leatherman on my belt in case the dog gets at it.

Cheers!
John

l***@fl.it
2017-09-13 16:20:09 UTC
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On Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:20:25 -0700 (PDT), jvangurp
Post by jvangurp
I have a $200 gift card for Lee Valley and am trying to decide how to spend it. I could go with several neato little things like those machined metal capsules, motion activated battery powered stick on lights, some excellent wood screws, a peavy for rolling logs and so on, a fancy dowel joinery jig; or I could blow it all on a great hand plane, or a Kreg Accu-Cut Saw Guide and Veritas Micro-Adjust Wheel Marking Gauge combo.
This is the best kind of conundrum :-)
Help me please,
John
Haven't been to Lee Valley in zonks :)
jvangurp
2017-09-24 12:30:15 UTC
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They have a nice two chamber compost tumbler, and DW has been asking me to make our existing bin a little less open, so I'll pick one of those up. Review to be poster after approximately six months. We have a lot of kitchen organics waste, so it should be a good test.

The beauty of my current system is it's just an open top, wire mesh pen sitting right at the edge of the deck so the trip to dump stuff is as simple as it gets. With the tumbler it's going to require a walk down the steps and into the yard to open the plastic door. Oh my... the trials and tribulations! ;-)

I have this half baked image in my head of a sloped plastic tube from the back door to the new bin, but I don't think DW will go for it.

John
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