I've recently found just the thing you're looking for. It's called New
Baby. Since getting my prescription filled in December, I've had absolutely
no time to even look at my existing tools, let alone shop for new ones.
The only problem is that once you're on the medication, the entire treatment
runs for several decades.
Yes. Buy even more tools so that your present collection will seem
Don't worry though. It will stop automatically when you reach the age
when you can no longer pick up a plane or a screw driver. Till then-
There is an organization called Tool Grubbers Anonymous or TgA for
short. It's a 12 step program that ultimately weans you from buying
more tools buy encourages you to sell/give off what you have. I have
never been to one of their meetings since I don't have a problem.
Indeed, I try to help out by taking in the old tools that are causing
the problems (with NO charge!).
hope this helps,
p.s. They do have a slogan which is shouted several times at each
meeting: "Bad Robin!!!! BAD!!! ;-)
I'm the opposite. I *hate* buying tools. I *hate* shopping and
comparing features. I agonize over whether or not I made the right
decision. I *hate* assembling them and I *hate* tuning them. I've held
onto old crappy tools way too long because I didn't want to go through
the process. I just bought a new table saw because my 25 year old saw
died an ugly death. I'm still tuning the new one and, frankly, I'm
pretty miserable about it. Projects are piling up.
That said, I do have a weakness for some tools. I'll buy a push stick
or a feather board rather than spend the time making them. When it's
all said and done, I'm happiest making furniture. Everything else is a
In general terms, I agree with you. I don't go buy tools just for the
"woo" factor, I'll only buy something if I have a definite need for it
right now. I won't buy the "latest and greatest" just to have it sit on
the shelf gathering dust and I won't buy something unless it does a job
I absolutely cannot do with the tools I've already got. As such, I
usually only buy to replace tools that die with a better model. I'd
much rather spend my money on wood and actually do something with it.
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