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Why did i buy this?

Discussion in 'Slingshot Building' started by thehappyhippy, Nov 11, 2020.

By thehappyhippy on Nov 11, 2020 at 8:35 AM
  1. thehappyhippy

    thehappyhippy Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Supporting Member Admin

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    Weve had some beautiful weather ive been going through the old building organizing tools .
    My question is .
    What is the most useless tools youve gotten with the dreams of making awesome slings an then find out you never use it?
    Mine would have to be my tabletop top. router. screw that thing ! I'll use a rasp an file set :nailbite:
    Also what would u love to have in your shop ? Mine would be a big belt sander with a big wall of belts :D
    Whats your thoughts guys?
     
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Discussion in 'Slingshot Building' started by thehappyhippy, Nov 11, 2020.

    1. Devils son in law

      Devils son in law Veteran Member

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      I'm thinking a belt/spindle sander might just be on the top of my list as well !
       
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    2. Bugar

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      I got a band saw and 1” belt sander I use a whole lot, everything else, rasps and old stuff, suits me, I’m just a slingshot in a neuclear world anyhow.
       
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    3. Clint

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      Got a knife 2x72 grinder does most but a spindle oscillating I need
      Probably the least used tool in my shop is a broom Lol
      Or that shitty craftsman bandsaw that I could never get to work right
      Getting a oscillating spindle Sander no belt my big grinder works for that figured if I get just a spindle Sander it will be better quality for same money spent than one with a belt thinking grizzly or jet
       
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    4. Pathfinder

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      @thehappyhippy you don’t use a router? What brand of router is it? Are you selling it?
       
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    5. thehappyhippy

      thehappyhippy Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Supporting Member Admin

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      If i was to build a shelf or something an was useing it on a board an not something the size of a frame its fine craftsman i believe an no im not selling it
       
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    6. bottlecap

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      I'm still a newb at building, and only really interested in building nattys and wooden shooters.
      My only power equip that I've used so far is my angle grinder, my Dad's OLD (circa 60's) dremel has come in handy but there's a learning curve with the bits for sure, and I bought a detail palm sander that I love. A spindle sander would be sweet but it's far from necessary.
      Best recent acquisitions are Shinto Saw Rasp, Diamond stone for my whittler and a needle rasp/file set.
      Don't have a tool yet that has diappointed me for slings but, again, still a newb.
      Probably a belt sander and a woodworker's vice of some sort would be on my wish list.
      Tim
       
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    7. Emitto

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      Imho an oscillating spindle sander might be the most needed tool for sling making :bw:
      Cheers.
       
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    8. thehappyhippy

      thehappyhippy Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Supporting Member Admin

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      I would love to have a sander that size
       
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      thehappyhippy Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Supporting Member Admin

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      A spindle sander would be awsome . And also a band saw with a bigger gap . Something to cut scales would be nice
       
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      I want Josh's ability to bring out cool things in wood
       
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    11. Clint

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      Best money ever spent !
       
    12. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Definitely an oscillating spindle sander, and a 14” bandsaw


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    13. AdamvVS

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      Good question!
      Ive got a scroll saw that i used to always use but it sits in a closet now. I went through way to many blades even when i was cutting wood.
      I love my bandsaw but I could use a bigger one.
      Or maybe a bigger building space to make slingshots Heated and air conditioned. But thats not a tool.
      CNC machine would be a game changer for me! But i would settle for a 3d printer!
       
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      It would prolly be the Bladerunner I got at HD for $75 at a time when I could afford it.
       
    15. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Just realized I totally mis-read your orig post Scott when I answered earlier.....my least used tool bought / never used, is a full on Delta dust collector.....still in the box


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    16. Palmettoflyer

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      No regrets on any of my tools. Some get used more than others for sure, but when you need it, you need it.

      How many times have you let a tool go and a week or month later, had to buy it again!

      I've used my scroll saw the most of any power tool. Keep saying to myself that I need a bandsaw but always bock at the prices for good ones and know the troubles with less expensive ones. I've watched millwrights in the shipyard split long oak boards on the thin edge with a bandsaw with amazing accuracy and always marvel of what the tool can do in the right hands.

      Dust collector, who needs them (cough - cough). That's not dust, its my collection of wood filler. Best part of Covid is the endless supply of dust masks!
       
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    17. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Lol, sawdust or wood chips is just MAN glitter in my book, haha


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    18. The preacher

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      A file and a rasp definitely is safer than a router, but I must say I love my router, I also have a good size shaper that I use a lot. I have an extensive woodworking shop and love working with wood. Can't really think of any tools especially power tools that I wished I had not bought.
      I have made a few slingshots, but my main woodworking projects are dulcimers, ukuleles and native American style flutes.
       
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    19. Lord Of Crows

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      I bought a dremel rotary tool a few years ago and have used it once. Changing the drum sander out sucks.

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