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Jorge G.

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#1 posted 10-28-2012 05:07 PM

I think its a little sad when a new woodworker thinks he needs all the cool tools to actually do nice woodworking.

I think this is more a symptom of the woodworking magazine and woodworking retail chains showing impossible results or top of the line tools to make a simple dado. For example I was looking at the Veritas catalog and in it they had their router plane. Now, shown in the pic was a dado clearly made with a router bit and a power router, you know perfect bottom and sides, there is no way they made that dado with the router plane, but there you have it.

Look at any article in the magazines, you see guys with 3 routers, all with different bits, saw stop TS, 18 or 20” band saws, etc, all to make a simple box.

Since we all start by reading this magazines, it comes naturally to think this is what you need. Once you become experienced you find out it is not so. My point was that less than perfect (e.i. expensive) tools can be made to work properly, but I do not call this an enjoyable facet of woodworking. In other words, I like wearing nice clean clothes, but hate doing laundry… :-)

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