I have friends that tell their wives, HONEY, IT COST THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN TOOLS TO MAKE THINGS, sure, good try my friend, really it's just being LAZY on their part.
I was doing a outside project, and got early morning starts, well one Saturday the neighbor across the street came over, said, " DALE, COULD YOU WORK OUT IN BACK EARLY IN THE MORNING, MY WIFE WOKE ME UP, AND SAID, HEY, DALE IS ALREADY OUT WORKING.
True story, he and I still laugh at that.
I have done tons of cool pieces with cheap tools, and so have many of YOU......
Dale in Indy