Slippery slope


Somebody help me! Quick! I'm falling down into the abyss of neander tool purchasing. Once was a time when I thought I'd do my woodworking strictly with power tools. If it didn't plug into 110V or 220V it just wasn't necessary.
Then I bought a Veritas LA smoother...
Damn Lee Valley
Damn Rob Lee
Then a Medium shoulder plane...sweet...even my wife thinks it's cool.
Than another plane, some chisels, better chisels, more chisels...
Another plane...
Damn Lee Valley
Damn Rob Lee
A scraper plane...this has got to stop...
Damn Lee Valley...another plane
Damn Rob Lee...and another one
oh no! ANOTHER Veritas plane...tonight...just when I thought Fedex was done for the day...Damn Lee Valley
Got a contour plane too...deeper into Neander territory...somehow the little stuff seems cooler than the big iron. I'm I losing it? Have I gone over to the dark side of HAND TOOLS??? Will my Unisaw refuse to start up next time I need a dado because it saw me grinnin' and a-planing; grinnin' and a-planing...
At least there's a limit for me on power tools since I have pretty much maxed out my shop. neander tools can always be tucked away in a drawer or cabinet and I've plenty of those...so far...when will it end?
Damn Lee Valley
Damn Rob Lee
somebody help me...before I start taping the Woodwright Shop...oh no!!
and I haven't even STARTED to collect gouges yet...
Damn Lee Valley
Dave
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You've made your bed (woodworking reference) now go and . . make a dresser too!
Dave
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For gouges I recommend Stubai. They use a steal that holds an edge incredibly well and doesn't take nicks unless slammed extremely hard into like a knot, or a very hard twist in the grain, even then the nicks are very very micro. I am experienced as an owner of their bench chisels. http://www.stubaidirect.com / http://www.diefenbacher.com /

...we always buy what we need, ay?

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Alex - "newbie_neander" woodworker
cravdraa_at-yahoo_dot-com
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When you learn how to use them, and stop blaming everyone for your troubles.
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David wrote:

There IS only one solution - you must quit cold turkey. Please, for the sake of your sanity, package up all of that addictive contraband and ship it to me for safe disposal. I will make sure that no young and unaddicted woodworker gets lured into this underworld due to your possible improper storage or disposal of this material. Please, step back from the abyss while you still can.
Dave Hall
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Damn. That was going to be *my* next suggestion.
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Sorry, Dave... it's too late... even intervention from the group (like we're gonna stop you) is not effective at this point...
As a favor, I'll store your power tools for you... that will make more space in the shop for quality hand tools...

mac
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