Favorite Buys of 2018

I’m back for another year of my favorite purchases.



I bought this used Craftsman jointer, cleaned it up, replaced the blades, and built dust collection. It pairs so well with a planer and even the table saw. I’ve used it a lot more than I expected.

Factor 75 Meals


I’ve been loving the Factor 75 meals for almost 8 months now. The food is good and the ingredients are healthy. Saves me a lot of time and prevents me from making too many bad food choices.

YouTube TV


After trying out a few different streaming services, I finally landed on YouTube TV. I really like it and find the recommendations spot on for my watching habits.

Boldport Club

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Even though the subscription model is ending this month, I had to include it because I had so much fun building the projects last year.



I’ve gone in streaks of using my SodaStream, but it’s so much better than buying battles of fizzy flavored water all the time. When I do use it, I drink a lot more water.

Drill Bit Gauge


This might be the best value for the dollar I spent all year in the shop. I use this thing all the time. The Metal Drill Bit Gauge from Amazon is my favorite of the two and of course I found plastic ones at a bunch of estate sales a week later.

Rust-Oleum Spray Grip Spray Paint Gun


If the drill bit gauge isn’t the best money per $, this spray grip is. Makes a world of difference with hand comfort when spraying paint, lacquer, or anything else from a can.


I didn’t realize how much of a difference extending my network would make with connectivity in the garage and basement. Really happy with the Eero system.

Tesla Model 3


I saved the best for last. The Model 3 is an amazing ride. Stay tuned for a post later this month, three months after taking delivery. If it wasn’t for this car, the 1968 Chevrolet C10 would have made the list.

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