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#1 of 3 Old 12-30-2009, 12:38 AM - Thread Starter
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My dad got me a $200 Home Depot gift certificate for Christmas.

I made a bunch of toys, 2 doll houses, cubbies, and a play fridge for my kids for christmas with pine and a borrowed scroll saw.

I really want a band saw and probably a dremel. I should have money for poplar after that to build playstands for my 2 year old.

Is it possible to get a straight cut with a band saw? I found it nearly impossible with the scroll saw I was using. Is a handheld router expensive? Worth it? Are there attachments you can get for a dremel, etc. that would do the same basic things -like round edges, make grooves, etc.- cheaper?

Any other must haves I should get? I'm really excited!

Are there any particular times when Home Depot has good power tool sales? I think my dad says in OH that they have a big sale in January...

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There are several good threads on Toys and Dolls about making wood toys. They may not answer your exact questions, but you'll learn a lot. You could also try posting there.

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I totally want to see photos of your work. It sounds like you are working on some interesting things.

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