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Posted on Just WHO is buying all of these expensive woodworking jigs, fixtures, and tools?

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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 669 days ago

I don’t know about you but I’m 62. I still have to work almost 50 hours a week and it sure doesn’t look like I’ll be retiring anytime soon. I only have the weekends to do my woodworking so my time is very valuable to me. At the plant I run the maintenance and engineering and work on the machinery. My time is valuable there and my pay is good. However, to me my weekend time is no less valuable to me. Yes, I enjoy what I’m doing and enjoy it but my time is still very valuable. If I spend several hours on a jig then that’s several hours I can’t spend on a project. There are tradeoffs that must be considered. There is no such a thing as a free lunch. Everything has a cost. Now I know how to make jigs because I’ve made plenty of them at work. There’s nothing wrong with woodworkers buying jigs if that’s what they think they have to do at any given time. After all some people love making jigs and working on their shops. I like making jigs too. However, there is a very big time constraint against many people and time is costly and precious.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau


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