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chrisstef

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#1 posted 720 days ago

Im in the thought of it all depending on how you work. For me im a “close enough” kind of guy and sneak up on most of my work with hand tools to finish, old han tools that is. This makes my power tools required to be less than accurate. Im not measuring to .001” the hell with that im no machinist. This lead me to the reason that i like older iron better than most newer stuff but thats not to say the new stuff isnt good, its great, but typically its more than i need. I also really enjoy bringing old iron back to life. Ive always thought of myself as an old soul. I like to make things that will last and i buy things that will last … the disposable society aint much for me.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty


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