Table Saw

1:59 PM

I'm trying to catch up...and I'm so excited to tell you about my Christmas gift!
I've been sewing so much lately, it's been fun to get back into some wood working.

My husband and I are kind of lame with gift giving, and I guess it's not that big of a deal as neither of us are good at giving amazing, thoughtful gifts, and receiving gifts is neither of our love languages.
So, it was about 2 weeks before Christmas and I knew Rhett hadn't got me anything and probably hadn't thought of anything, so I showed him a Sear's ad and said: "this table saw is what I want for Christmas.  Will you come with me to help me load it in the car?"
We went and looking at the model in the store Rhett thought it looked pretty junky, but I knew it was the lowest price I'd ever get a basic table saw, and Craftsman brand is pretty reliable from what I'd read. I also don't make that much stuff, so it was my Christmas gift and I was thrilled!

So I got my much anticipated table saw which is already opening up so many options to build things that just weren't possible before.

This first little project was from scraps.  I bought a huge 4'x8' sheet of 1/4" thick MDF that's coated with white melamine on one side that I've been using as a background for photoshoots.  It's been great as it's thick enough to be strong and support itself, but thin enough it's still light to carry around the house. 

But being 8' long was just too hard to store.  So I cut off 1.5' on one end and used the scraps to make a little photo box.  I used the table saw to cut the scrap into three sections then duct taped the corners so it can stand on its own, but still fold flat for storage. 

To take photos of small things, mainly steps of sewing tutorials, I just prop the sides on a white foam board from the dollar store.  The light is a thrift store lamp, and I just bought a "craft" lightbulb from Home Depot which is a little pricey $8.00 but it has clean light so I can work and photograph at night and don't have to depend on natural light for good photos.

So get excited for some awesome wood working projects coming soon!

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  1. Ah ha! I'm a little nervous of table saws myself - but that white board just answers my question about where to find a clean white wall in my house!!!

  2. Can I please be like you when I grow up? Seriously girl, is there anything you can't do?

  3. I think that's an awesome gift! Of course, I did have a jigsaw on my list...

    Enjoy your gift and all the creative possibilities it will open for you!

  4. oh how exciting! I love tools. I'm not so much into using them myself, but I love when my husband gets something new because I can always come up with projects for him. :)

  5. Gotta love a girl with powertools...and good for you for wearing your hearing protection!

  6. Hoe on earth do do it!!!???? How do you have two little kids and still do amazing sewing and house/wood projects?
    I have three but alas I'm too tired to do much by 1 pm and my energy doesn't come back until 9pm and then I go to bed :0)

  7. That's been on my Christmas list for awhile too, but I haven't gotten it yet. We don't do much for Christmas, mostly just for the kids.

  8. it with wood week is coming... LOL! :)

  9. Congrats on your new saw- lots of fun wood projects to come, I'm sure!

    Just found your blog and spent almost all of naptime browsing! Love it!! :)


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