1) Only one MAJOR tool purchase per year. been at this for about 10
years now and I still don't have a band saw.
2) amazon.com wish lists.
amazed that woodworkers warehouse et al don't have registries.
On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 13:57:39 GMT, "Randy Chapman"
Go to Harvard and get an MBA, get a good job or start a company, and buy
whatever you want. Believe it or not, there is an article in one of my
woodworking magazines that actually says this...I may not have quoted
Sometimes you reach a little deeper than you'd like.
I never gave much thought to estate sales 'til I happened on one in
As a result I made off with the entire balsa stock from the estate
sale of the deceased owner of a major model airplane factory.
85% rough cut, 5% finish sanded, and the rest is finished dimension
aircraft grade birch ply. Filled a 5 x 8 U-Haul to the brim.
That's not a lot of wood to a furniture or cabinet maker, but a 5' x
5' x 8' stack of dried seasoned balsa is a _lot_ of balsa to a giant
scale model airplane builder.
the dash plumber at mindspring dot com
How do you afford it? You do what you can. I started 25 years ago with a
router, sander, and jigsaw (about $100 total). To this day I still don't
have everything I want, but I am still collecting.
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