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post #1 of 5 Old 07-29-2010, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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My name is Michael Beers and I'm a new-ish DIYer. By that, I mean that I worked as a carpenter's helper building homes for about six weeks when I was 16 years old. A couple years later, I refinished my parents' basement, building a partition and door, attaching studs to the walls, hanging paneling, attached furring strips to the bare joists for a tiled ceiling, but no plumbing or electrical.

But that was 30 years ago, give or take. I have recently been bitten by the DIY bug and have done a couple of small jobs: rebuilt some exterior steps (treads, risers, and rails, not stringers) and repaired the floor in my bathroom which required tearing up and repairing part of the subfloor then re-tiling.

I've already spent at least $500 on a circular saw, jig saw, drill, sander, cordless screwdriver, and assorted hammers, screwdrivers, levels, tape measures and such. I do not want to spend another nickel on tools right now (and by that I mean that my wife has forbade me from buying any more tools).

That my story!
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-29-2010, 02:05 PM
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

Yep, looks like your wife is in for it. You got the bug.

Well, just remember, small power tools can make great works of wood. Just have to use a little more brain power to get the job done. Or just ask us to how to get something done with what you have.
You will find out that you will have great fun trying and doing.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-29-2010, 03:50 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you've got the fever for sure. Don't worry about the wife. Browse through the project showcase and show her some of the work. When she says that she would like you to make her some of the projects, point out that in order to make them you will need to buy a new......(fill in the blank here) In no time at all, you'll have some swanky new tools. Meh, it works on paper.

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-30-2010, 12:56 AM
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Welcome to the forum and glad to have you. As for the wife Kenbo's solution works then if you shop sales, clearance and if your lucky Craig's list you can tell her but look how much I can save if I get this now. Turn the tables on her. If she's like most women they love to shop sales because they save money. You do the same and if nothing else it might stop her from shopping sales or get you new tools.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-30-2010, 08:30 AM
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gday from Australia mate

Old wood workers never die thay just get dry rot
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