OK guys… Buddies… Jockular types. First off I wan to clarify… I have just outfitted a new shop with all kinds of tools and toys. I am proud of it. I worked hard on it and I paid for the thing cash with money that I have saved up over the course of the past 5 years intending to get this shop running. I have made lists and reviewed tool purchases and crossed tools off my list as I have replaced them with new tools that have come out 2 and 3 times as the years have gone on getting ready for the day that I knew would come that I would have the place to have a shop.
These purchases (the tools) and actually the shopping for them have been very exciting for me. However some Jock on here has given me lotsa crap about what kind of flash in the pan kind of a guy I must be to on an apparent whim (in his mind) go and outfit a shop on a weekend. (total inaccuracy) I have new tools… some are replacements for old kick around contractor grade stuff (Table saw, Compressor, Drill Press etc) and some are new to me but used (Delta Thickness Planer, Delta Sanding Center) and some are brand new and have never been used and I have never used them and have no experience with them at all. (Powermatic PJ882 Jointer)
The thing is that someone on here messaged me with this “You flaunt the price of everything you buy and have. (I sort of have been as I have been trying to carefully spend my money and have been looking and focused on the deal) Everyone you even say hello to is all of a sudden your good buddy. (been trying to be friendly on here) You act like you know everything about everything and have no idea how wet behind the ears your posts make you look. (very possibly so… in many areas covered on this forum… I am super green… just not in every area) You’re the type that bursts into a room and is everyone’s pal and mentor, no matter how little time you’ve taken to develop those friendships. (Now how could someone know such a thing) I have met far to many used car salesmen (I think this is hurtful… to me and to used car salesmen) like yourself and quite frankly, they repulse me.”
This has made what for me has been a very exciting time kind of a downer… I have looked for those with my same interests in this sense to share this with (how often do you get to implement a dream you have planned for 5 years… and more importantly.. I know I am spending lots of money on woodworking tools. But… next month… a nice plane and wood for a project will be about all I can do on my hobby allowance as the budget will be spent.) I have very few people to share the excitement of creating this with. I don’t have many close friends who are woodworkers and interested in what I am doing. They could care less about a Jointer… Most have never heard of or seen one.
I was excited about putting together my dream shop and finding people to share this with but apparently have not communicated very well in that while I am somewhat green as far as many techniques go I am not totally new either thus while I don’t have projects I am excited about to post (cute jewelry boxes and the like.) My current project is the shop itself. I think sometimes I can add to others benefit. I may be a little rusty on my marquetry… but I know a little about cabinet making and do know that getting a new PJ882 for $1000 is newsworthy.
Well this was not the intent of the post… what I was going to say… (but had to preface with this multi paragraph explanation as I am paranoid about getting posts from someone about blabbing about what I purchased) Is this… I am very excited about my most recent acquisition! I got a lot on ebay that included the following magazines (and if I dare mention price I will say that i got them for less than $1 each!!! So Wooo Hoo… I am literally checking on the tracking every day…
Fine Woodworking THE ISSUES INCLUDED ARE: 4,8,11,14,17,20-22,25,28,30,33-36,38-66,68-90,92-116,118-154, AND 175.
Wood Magazine THE ISSUES INCLUDED ARE: 1,3,6,11-36,38-60,61-67,69-70,72-90,91-141,143-144,146,148-167.
Woodworkers Journal THE ISSUES INCLUDED ARE: 7/2,8/1-8/6,9/1-9/6,10/2-10/6,11/1-11/6,
Creative WW: 26 VARIOUS ISSUES FROM MAR 2000-MAR 2007.
Shop Notes: 37-42,44-51,53,57-61,63-66
For me… This is exciting…
-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah