Over at Lee Valley, one of our favorite woodworking suppliers, they’re running a free shipping promo that ends on 1/5/2016.
The promo is for free ground shipping on $40+ orders, full details here.
Here’s what I ordered:
Veritas Rotary Tool Plunge Base (Buy Now) – This new rotary tool router attachment (look for the preview post soon) looks far better than many of the Dremel and 3rd party router bases I’ve seen in the past.
You could buy just the plunge base, but I opted for the complete set, which also comes with a fence and center kit, precision adjuster, and 12″ fence rod extensions.
MLCS Router Bits (Buy Now via Amazon)- Lee Valley started carrying some 1/8″ shank router bits, but I opted to buy a set from MLCS on Amazon. See this post on where to buy rotary tool router bits for more ideas.
Veritas Narrow Blade Honing Guide (Buy Now)– This new honing guide is designed to make it easier to hone and sharpen woodworking chisels. It can handle chisel blades 1/8″ to 1-1/2″ wide. Their wide blade holder clamps plane and chisel blades from the top and bottom, this one clamps chisel blades from the sides.
LongLife Plastic Pocket Caliper (Buy Now) – LongLife, which makes mini folding rules that we really like, also makes a small plastic pocketable caliper for $7. It’s also available by General Tools for $9.75 via Amazon.
Sure, it’s made of plastic, but it’s small, pocketable, made in Switzerland and only $6.95 at Lee Valley. It’s been on my wishlist for a while, and now one’s on the way to my toolbox.
I’m also thinking of buying a medium Veritas dog hole worksurface just to test out, but I don’t think it’ll be high enough interest to justify the cost. This is something that a lot of woodworkers would want to customize and build themselves.