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post #21 of 30 Old 02-13-2016, 12:52 PM
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I've bought tools I thought I needed and then didn't use them, or they turned out not to do what I thought they'd do. Funny, I was at the woodworking show last week and saw guys buying tools that I already have, never use and would give away just to get them out of the shop.
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post #22 of 30 Old 02-13-2016, 12:55 PM
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One thing I have noticed since I came back to this website is that there don't seem to be as many people talking about jugs like they used to.
Many woodworkers seemed to buy a lot of equipment, collect a lot of wood and built nothing but jigs. This is basically the same as 'tool collecting'.


Some seemed to have changed their hobby interest from woodworking to tool collecting. Some even became wood collectors. Some stated that they were waiting to get more experience before they actually took on a project other than making jigs.


There is nothing wrong with that if that is what you want. I just find it interesting how hobbies rapidly change. I also noticed this in other forums unrelated to this one. Then again, while I am less active during this colder season, I find myself becoming a "Forum Hobbyist". For me, it is a way of still keeping with my hobbies in spirit until I can actively engage in them. I need warmer weather. LOL


This is just an observation, what say you?
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Lately, I've been on a hand tool kick. I'm starting to acquire hand planes, and am beginning to lust after some really nice Lie-Neilson stuff. This has been driven by the fact that my shop is so small, and I have to move things to use things.
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post #24 of 30 Old 02-13-2016, 11:29 PM
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get-tool-itis struck me also

Since I already had 2 metal cutting bandsaws, a vertical and a horizontal, I didn't really need another but.... it attacked me when I walked by it and asked my buddy how much he wanted for that saw, which he had offered to me in the past... When he said $150.00, I said nothing and left his shop. I slept on it overnight and returned the next day to pick it up. It was in like new condition, just a bit covered with metal dust from previous use.

It is an older version of this $1500.00 Jet saw made by Wilton, a high quality industrial machine maker:

http://www.amazon.com/J-8201K-14-Inc.../dp/B0042X9IMM



I've already had 2 offers to buy it from friends, sight unseen. I could easily make a good profit, if I wanted to. :smile3:
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Since I already had 2 metal cutting bandsaws, a vertical and a horizontal, I didn't really need another but.... it attacked me when I walked by it and asked my buddy how much he wanted for that saw, which he had offered to me in the past... When he said $150.00, I said nothing and left his shop. I slept on it overnight and returned the next day to pick it up. It was in like new condition, just a bit covered with metal dust from previous use.

It is an older version of this $1500.00 Jet saw made by Wilton, a high quality industrial machine maker:

http://www.amazon.com/J-8201K-14-Inc.../dp/B0042X9IMM



I've already had 2 offers to buy it from friends, sight unseen. I could easily make a good profit, if I wanted to. :smile3:
I wouldn't have went home without it for that price.
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me either...

I didn't have the right vehicle to bring it home, and I knew it would be there the next day. He's a great friend.

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A dremel and a jigsaw are the tools I loathe and use the least out of my crew of tools. I usually always tried to do things cheaper at first in various ways until I got what I needed to do the job. I guess it seems like a waste, but I got to learn different tools on my way up. I got so many different sharpening jigs, stones, diamond plates, grinder and a belt sander, that I could've bought a Tormek with the same money -- or all the different hollowing stuff, I could've bought a Powermatic lathe or a heavy duty drill press. Oh well, whatever keeps your interest. You never know what's going to be super useful, a Harbor Freight complete surprise, or a dud. It keeps the woodworking bug up. Whatever you don't like, you can pass on to others for less the price and vice versa. I can walk into a Home Depot or Lowes and feel nauseated, like nothing there does it for me.

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A dremel and a jigsaw are the tools I loathe and use the least out of my crew of tools. I usually always tried to do things cheaper at first in various ways until I got what I needed to do the job. I guess it seems like a waste, but I got to learn different tools on my way up. I got so many different sharpening jigs, stones, diamond plates, grinder and a belt sander, that I could've bought a Tormek with the same money -- or all the different hollowing stuff, I could've bought a Powermatic lathe or a heavy duty drill press. Oh well, whatever keeps your interest. You never know what's going to be super useful, a Harbor Freight complete surprise, or a dud. It keeps the woodworking bug up. Whatever you don't like, you can pass on to others for less the price and vice versa. I can walk into a Home Depot or Lowes and feel nauseated, like nothing there does it for me.

Well, I too don't like Dremel (too small for my liking) but find the jigsaw really useful. Most of my projects involve a jigsaw for initial preparation of the stock, cutting pocket holes and circles, and giving curved finishes to my table tops, chair legs, etc. I have 3 jigsaws (Bosch, Makita, Ferm) and am thinking of buying another (unless my wife steps in and prevents me in time!) LOL
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A dremel and a jigsaw are the tools I loathe and use the least out of my crew of tools. I usually always tried to do things cheaper at first in various ways until I got what I needed to do the job. I guess it seems like a waste, but I got to learn different tools on my way up. I got so many different sharpening jigs, stones, diamond plates, grinder and a belt sander, that I could've bought a Tormek with the same money -- or all the different hollowing stuff, I could've bought a Powermatic lathe or a heavy duty drill press. Oh well, whatever keeps your interest. You never know what's going to be super useful, a Harbor Freight complete surprise, or a dud. It keeps the woodworking bug up. Whatever you don't like, you can pass on to others for less the price and vice versa. I can walk into a Home Depot or Lowes and feel nauseated, like nothing there does it for me.


I have always been thinking of buying a Tormek (or its wet-dry equivalent available here), but could not justify the cost. Lathe is another item which I might turn to soon, although I am not much into wood turning. My shop has gotten smaller and smaller over the years, and now I keep many things in a shed in the backyard.:frown2:
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At this point, I don't have everything I want, but in most cases, more than I need. There are a few nice-to-have big tools on my radar, but not in range of my wallet. A wide belt sander would be nice, but I won't buy a piece of junk, so that has to wait. I like cordless tools and have more than I need, same with the driver bits and accessories associated with same. (Glad I stocked up on multi-tool blades before they started raping us). I feel if the tool acquisition rate exceeds your ability to use them (either time or talent) then you may have a problem. But who am I to point fingers... I like tools also.

I'm not young enough to know everything!
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