Made another run down to Pops house last weekend. Picked up his extra chop saw and table saw. The chop saw is a monster 15" Hitachi. The table saw is a 8 1/4" bench top model. Kinda opposite ends of the spectrum. Also got a Stanley rabbit plane, a Rockwell sonicrafter multi tool, and some mahogany from the boat he never finished.
As payment for borrowing all these tools i had to help him make a run to the dump and install a new kitchen counter top and sink. I think I got a good deal.
Pulled the trigger on the waterstones and guide. I bought two combo stones from Norton. One is a 220-1000 and the other is a 4000-8000. I was a little disappointed when I pulled them out of the box and they were not perfectly flat. I fixed them up with a course diamond pocket knife sharpener though. I put them to good use fixing up the iron from the Craftsman plane. Boy, that 8000 grit stone leaves a mirror finish! Plenty sharp to shave arm hair!
Oh and I ordered a riser block kit for my band saw. It should be here on Thursday. Now I just need to get 2 or 3 new 105" blades. I was thinking of a 3/4" in 3 TPI and either a 1/4 in 10 TPI or maybe 6 TPI.