Sounds like typical home owner affliction. Cheaper to do the job
yourself rather than hiring someone, but you need a specific tool to
get it done. That's it for the next twenty years until you have a
similar task to do again and then you don't remember where you put
that tool. If, you remember buying it at all. Then, should you finally
find the tool, you realize that what you need to install has changed
specs and the tool you bought twenty years earlier is useless.
I ask a lot of "for dummies" questions here, but I'm quite good about
organizing my tools. I have three toolboxes: electrical, plumbing and
general, plus a well organized wall of hand tools and shelf units for
power tools and supplies.
Should an unexpected need arise for that basin wrench, I can lay my
hands on it in a minute.
Yep, same feeling here.
Given time he'll start collecting all sorts of do dads.
Many will be necessary... for what??? who knows.
Many will be looked at.
And some will actually get used.
On 2/16/2012 9:57 AM, email@example.com wrote:
I'm not much into magic tools but I will drop money on good ones... even if
I don't have an immediate need for the tool. All the crazy gizmos sold for
things like handcut dovetails just baffles me... I think my father nailed it
years ago when he said "people try to buy their skill with their next tool
purchase." He had served an apprenticeship as a tool and die maker early in
his career and definitely had an eye for mechanical things and for how
people worked. "You know they are good if they make it look easy and they
turn out good work." Self confidence in how they approach the job goes a
long ways. Gizmo junkies don't necessarily perform better and may not be
able to perform at all because they don't understand the task or the
gizmo... I've witnessed quite a number of instances where this was true.
I recall my son describing woodworking as magic as rough cut wood was
transformed into beautiful objects. Using L-N saws and planes helped him
succeed as that stuff works well, but it was his developing skill that got
the job done. He and his brother understand the processes better with each
new project... that's what really matters.
168 mortises eh? Considering the amount of messages you've posted and
time you've been online lately, I'm wondering how you found the time
to cut those mortises?
Perhaps you finally got to Dominoing again because you managed to get
it back after loaning it to Swingman? You gotta watch out for that
guy. He's got a real fixation with your Domino.
I know about it and just got my rejection letter from Festool last week,
then needed a few guiney pigs to try one out. I actually believe I am
going to pass on this one, I think it is going to be better suited for
larger than furniture projects. Now if I were into door building,
bridge building, timber frame building, etc I would probably jump all
over it. ;~)
You know you're going to get one, it's just a matter of when. Think of
what you could build with one? It could be a whole new category of
building stuff. And considering what Swingman could do with one, you
could get whatever you want in trade from him.
On Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:09:58 +0000, Edward A. Falk wrote:
As long as it is not in a area that would transfer to the wood, you might
try a little bee's wax on the parts. There are many types of plastic and
WD-40 may not do any harm to the plastic you have.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Edward A. Falk) wrote in
FWIW, I have a Dewalt DW682K that I have used a few times, but want to
get rid of. Complete with case and a supply of several kinds of
biscuits. I paid $190 for it 9 years ago. What should I ask for this?
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