Thursday, April 30, 2009

Running Tool Tally

This will be my running tally of the tools I have bought for woodworking (wood doesn't count ,) I hope this doesn't become depressing later in life. Some were presents, some weren't exactly for woodworking, some were mistakes. These are the tools that guide my work, stretch my skills, and challenge my ingenuity. For better or worse, this is my list.

Power Tools:
  • DeWalt Angle Grinder 4 1/2"; $50
  • Craftsman Belted Sander 3x21; $75
Running Total: $125

Power Tool Accessories:
  • Dovetailing jig; $50
  • 1/2" Round-over router bit; $18
Running Total: $68

Hand Tools:
  • Lie-Nielsen Tennon Saw; filed crosscut, 13ppi; $175
  • Gramercy Carcasse Saw (kit); filed rip, 14ppi; $100
  • Stanley Cross-Cut Saw & Miter Box; $25
  • Lie-Nielsen No.60 1/2 low angle adjustable mouth block plane; $165
  • Stanley Bailey No.4 Smoothing plane; Antique Store; $14
  • Stanley Bailey No.5 Fore Plane; Great-grandfathers; $0
  • Hock Blade for the No.5; $35
  • Stanley Spokeshave No.51; $25
Marking, measuring, clamping, sharpening, random:
  • Irwin Bevel-Edge Set of 5 Chisels; $50
  • Jet Parrallel Clamps; 2x 2x40", 2x24"; $250
  • Quick Grip Clamps; 2x 16"; $25
  • Veritas MK II Sharpening System; $70
  • Norton 1000/8000 Water Stone; $75
  • DMT Duotone Diamond Sharpening Stone; Course/Extra-course; $110
  • Titemark Long; $99
  • Lie-Nielsen Doweling Plate; $50
  • Burnisher; $20
  • 12" Combo Square, Starrett; $70
  • Cabinet Maker's Rasp 250 x 32 x 5.5 - Grain 9, Auriou; $125
  • Modeller's Rasp 150 x 11 x 3.5 - Grain 15, Auriou; $108
Running Total: $1591

Grand Total: $1784

I'm going to leave out literature and media, it would get too confusing and nit picky. You can't put a price on knowledge anyway, right? Also I'm leaving out glue, it would just get too messy to leave it in (get it? ha!)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Office Computer

Since we are dual booting I thought I'd keep track of all of the other tweaks on the office computer

Start up Manager
sudo apt-get install startupmanager

-for ripping DVDs
-for running windows

It seems like it was only yesterday (Jaunty)

So you just popped in a disc for Jaunty 9.04 , let's get to it.

We want DVDs to work perfectly so let's get this out of the way
sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gnome-mplayer

sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2

sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer

All the goodies
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
then repeat from previous posts.
Most notably I would go for:
  • Songbird
  • Picassa
  • Vuze
  • 7zip
  • Gmail hack for firefox

Friday, April 3, 2009



or Bullets...


"Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography."
--Paul Rodriguez