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Lasers and handsaws--both are great tools, but combining them probably wasn't the best idea.
I think most people who know me would describe me as somebody who loves tools: hand tools, power tools, old tools, new tools, specialty tools, mechanics tools–I like them all. And I think most people would concede that I’m willing to give most new tools a fair shake, even if at first sight they seem a little wierd.
But I gotta question the sanity of this unique handsaw that I found on the Garrett Wade Website. I’m hoping it’s a April Fool’s joke that I somehow missed. I’ve actually considered ordering one for my coworker Matt Kenney, who some might describe as a tool snob, just to see his expression. But alas, the saws are not presently available. Maybe I could figure out a way to mount a laser on one of the handsaws he already uses.
Know of any other tools for the wacky tool file? I’d love to hear about them.
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I was given a digital tape measure a few years ago that I still haven't figured out how to use (or probably couldn't be bothered to). It is big and bulky too. There's no way I plan to carry that thing around or spend valuable time figuring out all the wonders it can perform which I don't need. All I need is a quality durable recoil mechanism and a clear scale that doesn't scrape off.
Lets not forget about the battery operated tape measure with the LED light. Another one of the latest engineering marvels and necessary tools.....
Come on, really?! Are you serious? Is someone actually charging money for this?
I saw set of contoured shaped circular saw blades at the 2009 remodeling show in Indianapolis that cut circles in wood, steel etc. I was very skeptical so I went online www.arcusblade.com and watched the videos. It looks to simple to be fake so I put this on my Christmas list. It's got to be better than another tie.
I don't remember where I saw it, but there actually was a hammer with a laser. Sort of like, "Why do they put lasers on jig saws?" When using a jig saw, most of the time its used for a curved cut. Why put one on a drill press, just like drilling metal, one hit on a center punch, on wood, automatically lines up the point on the bit. But, my all time favorite was the Harbor Freight center punch that had a magnifying glass attached to the side of it.
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In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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