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Posted on I have several Bridge City Tools I am sad to get rid of

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 01:02 PM

What DonW said.

If you’re not in to woodworking, maybe its not the right collection for you – and I do believe these are collectibles, rather than working tools. Not every collectible goes up in value over time, so its not necessarily smart to hang on to them as an investment (ask me about book collecting sometime). An auction house or tool dealer might be able to advise you.

That looks like at least $12,000 worth of collection (hopefully, MUCH more). You could have a down payment on a first house for you newlyweds. Much as I love woodworking and woodworking tools, my marriage is literally infinitely more valuable to me than all of that. Being able to buy a house when we started our marriage would have made a big difference to us.

DO let us know what you decide and how it turns out.

And hang out around here for awhile. You might catch the woodworking bug – and this is a truly wonderful life-long avocation.

Good luck!

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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