I just had to share. I have small table saws, suitable for most miniatures applications, but nothing large enough to, say, cut huge, unwieldy sheets of MDF with. It's gotten really frustrating, being dependent on other people for services I can perform for myself--like cutting certain sizes of plywood, etc. I'm a competent woodworker and, besides, this stuff is not rocket science. Since I'm now at the point where I really need to start building the Haunted Beacon Hill's basement, now's the time.
What finally pushed me over the edge was a semi-unpleasant conversation with a supplier of custom cut MDF panels. Who basically told me he was too busy to walk to the post office, but if I wanted to arrange a courier to come to his shop, that would be OK--and he'd bill me for his trouble. So, um, yeah.
Will my new toy pay for itself any time soon?
Probably only with sanity points!