Thursday, July 29, 2010

I smell obsession...

I don't mean in the perfume scentsse.  Geeze I hope I never smell that bad...lol

After reading Gail's blog tonight I realized I have a serious problem... she has a great little sander as a give away and I want it bad...

So I went around and did an inventory...
one belt sander... hmmm 90 day warranty,  that one has expired...

one sanding station... another expired warranty

another small sander... which I absolutely love by the way... this is well used by me...

Dremel tool....
 that I just had to have so I could start engraving... yeah, yeah someday...
note the plastic wrapped pieces...

another orbital sander (well used by me), jigsaw (used twice), electric nail gun (used, but not by me), router (used, but not by me) and a circular saw (used once, gave me nightmares for a week)...

a scroll saw... looks brand new because it is Silly... another warranty gone bad...

 I used to be afraid of this little blue beauty but now it is my best friend...
I even bought it a new purse, I love it so much...

so what possessed me to go out and buy this scary thing tonight??

oh my what big teeth you have...

See it isn't the tools that I am obsessed with, it is the fear of using them.
I have big plans for the orange beast and Rose and Gail are my inspiration.  I am sure at one time they were both afraid too.

What better way to overcome your fear than to tackle it head on...
hopefully with all fingers in tact...

so the next time you see this corner in my garage... it is all going to be in the burn pile made into something useful...

I have big plans for this $10.00 garage sale find... hence the new addition...
but I had big plans for the rest of these relics... let's hope I can stay on track this time... hopefully all the other pieces will come into play. 

tomorrow I will be using a few pieces of these...


and a piece of this... oh yes I have to "rip" this first... oh I love that term.
and those white spindles peeking out are part of the project also... any guesses??



Well I am off to bed to count fingers sheep... I hope I can sleep from all the excitement...


Have a great night folks... see ya in the morning.

Big Hugs,

6 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

ohhh, I'm so excited for you! You have a lot of nice tools! ;)
Ripping, really a piece of cake. I rarely (almost never) use my table saw without the safety shield guard thing on it. They do it all the time on hgtv, but not me.
I'm excited to see what you will be making! Once you overcome the fear, you'll love it. Although, I still have great respect for all my power tools, knowing full good and well, they require great conentration.
And, cousin terry would put you in time out if you ever, ever, saw with work gloves on!
be safe, have fun!
gail

Kirsty said...

I would lobe the dremmel tool... I probably wouldn't use it either though... Hmmm

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

We are a lot alike my friend. I too must confess to owning tools I have yet to use. Like the scroll saw, hammer drill, dremel, band saw, hmmm, I did finally use the drill press after owning it for 2 years. Boy that made holes in silverware like it was butter!
Anyway, fear is a good healthy thing when it comes to using any of these, it will keep you alert and careful. When you stop being afraid is when you get careless.
Have fun and I can't wait to see what you're using it on!

Granny J said...

As Gail and Rose said, it's when you stop respecting and being a little afraid of your tools that it's dangerous. Never ever ever wear gloves around your saw. Did I say never ever? Well I meant it. ;)

Denise said...

WOW, I better you have almost as many toys as my husband does. I won't use the circular saw, the table saw I use under my hubby's supervision, never tried the router...I'm jealous you have more sanding tools that us! I have to say you are much more creative with your toys that I am, be real careful with the table saw. Sorry don't mean to sound like a mom but I wouldn't want you to get hurt.

The White Farmhouse said...

Woohoo! You are like Handy Manny with tatas! My husband would love to be your neighbor. He is like a kid in a candy shop with tools. Needless to say there is never a lack of tools around here. It's bad though when he goes to do a job and has to get his circular saw back from his wife! One day I want to paint it pink.