if you do solid wood furniture
Happiness is, QS english sycamore (think fiddle back -actually
a maple) at $4/bf (ok so it was in a minimum quantity of 200bf
if you make a lot of jigs and patterns
Happiness is, as much Finnish Birch Ply, mainly 3/4", "cut offs"
- 10-14" wide by 3-5 feet long, and 2'x2' squares, as you want
to load in your vehicle - for free AND club members who help
you load it up.
if you're a turner
Happiness is, first bandsaw mill cut offs of walnut and other
orchard tree with occassional burls - for free
if you're a tool phreak
Happiness is picking up a #45 with all the cutters AND a #78
complete for $150 at the Austin City Annual Garage Sale
If you're Space Challenged
Happiness is getting a place with a 600 sf detached "garage"
If you like kids in the shop
Happiness is kids coming over "to use the GIANT VACUUM
CLEANER" and making most of the dust, chips and shavings
disappear, along with spiders, spider webs and an occassional
fly - right out of the air. (I bought a Half Sized Broom which
the younger kids find fun to use. Tom Sawyer - great idea.
If you're a Shellac Fanatic
Happiness is getting a 10 pound order of dewaxed shellac
flakes in assorted flavors - all dewaxed of course, then
going thru the ritual of grind to powder, pour in a canning
jar full of alcohol, stirring, looking, stirring some more,
waiting a while, looking again, shaking the jar, . . .
If you're a neander
Happiness is hand cutting your first "light tight" dovetailed
drawer or box.
If you're a Normite
Happiness is a perfect cope and stick raised panel door -
that fits perfectly.
If you're a Scary Sharp (tm) Keen Edger
Happiness is "P" grade 1 micron diamond paper
There's more but I have to leave some for others.