You wont see me laughing. I am the same way with tools. In our last
house we had a breezeway, rustic, lot of rough sawn, timberframe. I
had shelves with tools all around. I have several old tools of my own,
my fathers, and my grandfathers, that still run to this day and I
would never think of tossing them. I have a couple old B&D drills, all
chrome, that were my fathers. I remember using them as a child and to
this day when I pull the trigger the smell of ozone coming out of the
motor sends me back in time hehe. Forget about hand tools, framing
chisels, apron planes, marking gauges, and so on. Its good karma to
pay homage to things that serve you well. I recently pulled some tools
from the trailer and put them in the shop as they have such value to
me I dont trust our guys to use them responsibly. One was my dads
bevel gauge which I have used personally for over 20 years.
I agree with the tool repair of today. I do most all my own repairs
now for the very reasons you state. Around here you are usually
talking close to 100 bucks for almost anything you have done to a tool
and its just too hard to swallow coupled with the parts.
On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 18:26:20 -0800 (PST), BDBConstruction
But he's no Bruce Johnson!
Check this out:
He talks a questioner out of using a historically accurate finish on
here grandmother's antique dresser, in favor of satin polyurethane.
Then, he uses more polyurethane to fix a white ring:
Boo boo, hiss hiss we never get any fun grand openings here. We have a
Woodworker's Supply but the specials they put on usually look like the tool
thieves from the flea market are the one presenters, much less someone
giving away shirts.
At least you have Woodworker's Supply. Here we only have Woodworker's
Warehouse on Rt 17.....hmmmm, wait a minute, they closed down. Well we
still have Woodworker's Warehouse on Rt46...hmmm, they closed down
also. Well, actually, we have squat.
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