Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Toys!

I don't know about you but given the choice between, say, clothes shopping and visiting the hardware store - guess what wins?
The hardware store - hands down.

On Saturday I escaped for a quick trip to Harbor Freight - not because I really needed something, anything, but because I had seen an ad on a heat gun accessories set and I wanted to take a look at it to see if it was worth splurging on (all of $8 - and I did. Splurge on it that is.).
I spent an hour happily browsing the aisles for power tools, gardening gadgets, canvas drop cloths, tool boxes and more! Bliss!
Heh ...

I spied a cute little trim router on sale and had.to.have.it!

The boys were excited and couldn't wait to try it (and yes, I reminded them to put on eye protection and a face mask while taking pictures. Obviously we love living on the edge.)

This little router is surprisingly powerful and together with a simple Skil 45 degrees chamfer bit it went through our test piece (and all subsequent pieces) like butter!

It's so simple Little Man could do it!

We can't wait to add more fun and funky router bits to our tool collection. How fun!

And tomorrow I'll show you what we did with it!


  1. It is interesting how some little girls grow up girly girls and some tomboys. I am in between leaning a little to the tomboyish side of the fence. I'd rather check out power tools than frilly dresses.

  2. It's taken me years to branch out to more feminine fashion (aside from skirts and blouses for work). I'm getting there slooowly but I'd rather hop on over to Homedepot/Lowes/ACE/Harbor Freight, etc. than have my nails done *L*