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#1 posted 10-14-2011 11:29 PM

Andy, I agree 100%! I don’t do this for a living. If I did, I would do things differently for sure. But it is a hobby and I enjoy spending time in my shop working with my hands. I, like you, do not have room for a bunch of machinery even if I were so inclined. I do not like the noise of machinery. I already have significant hearing loss and don’t want any more. When my wife comes into the shop to BS with me, I can have a conversation with her. And I just put a TV in there so I can listen to the football games on Sundays. I also like that it is safer to work with hand tools. Yes, I have been on the wrong side of a chisel a couple of times, but those were patched up with a band-aid. I also don’t have to worry about dust and all the mess that comes with machines. I do have a couple of power tools, I am not 100% hand yet, but my table saw and router don’t get much use these days.

DS251, if I were in your shoes, I would also be looking for every time advantage I could find if that was what fed my family, so I admire what you do and sometimes wish that were my line of work. But, I have to settle for this as a hobby – for now :)

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