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#1 posted 10-28-2012 07:46 PM

JGM. I don’t mean to belittle those who delight in the tech side of tools and fuss over minute tolerances. They are a different breed than I and most of us here on LJ. I’m glad they are here, I enjoy the posts, but when one of them is fussing over a tolerance that is only measurable with a digital caliper after not only buying a 1500$ saw, but close to 1000$ in upgrades and gadgets, I have to wonder if he plans to make something or just fiddle with tools all day.
Loosely speaking there are two kinds of WW’s, or perhaps it’s just the extremes. The first is the techy WW. Has to have the best of everything, reads all about new things and in general has a magnificent shop. The other kind is more of an artist and will use tools sometimes in what a techy would consider perverted ways to get the result he wants. And then feel very good about not having to buy a better tool, instead he’s become a better WW, not just a WW with better tools.

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