New Tool in the Garage

Work continues on the closet conversion, but at a slower and less noisy pace.
I advise against using a laminate router to trim large chunks of ¾-inch plywood. They just don’t have the power to do a good job. I’m not going to tell you why I know this, but trust me, use a full-size router for this job. As a side note, wood filler is really amazing stuff.
I didn’t get as much done tonight as I would have liked, but it’s finals week for Lady Ronn and she needs less power tool noise in the house. I did get my spacers jammed in next to the bookshelf and I trimmed the overhang on the bottom shelf/base. No sanding tonight. Though I did go pick up a new belt sander.
20160420_19494920160420_194909 20160420_194850I went with the Porter Cable 352VS over the comparable Ridgid model. The Ridgid has a lifetime warranty, which is always a nice draw for me, but it only had an 18” belt. I’ve heard good things about this Porter Cable sander, it has a 21-inch belt (which I expect will last longer than an 18”), and for the most part when you get into the name brand tools (Bosch, DeWalt, Porter Cable, Milwaukee, Ridgid, Makita), they’re all good and they all do the job. I just want to blast off some uneven edges on a couple of my projects; the bookcase and the hex shelves in particular. But not tonight. Soon.
I also picked up a kneeling pad for air conditioning start-up season. Because I’m damn tired of kneeling in landscaping rocks, roof gravel, wet wood chips, and on scorching black roof membranes. I’m too old to put up with that nonsense. Give me a thick foam pad to put my sore knees on. Any bets on how long before I walk away and leave it someplace?

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