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Jorge G.

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#1 posted 661 days ago

The problem I see Russell is that I see you are judging other people by your standards. To you a 1/32 gap is no big deal, to me a 1/32 gap on a dado means a loose fitting mating piece with an unsightly gap. In photography there is a measure of circle of confusion, in other words what the human eye can resolve. You say, “well only I can see that gap”, you would be surprised, the human eye is capable of very fine resolution and might dare say that other people see it too, but just don’t mention it.

I find somewhat disconcerting that you would state that the one who is an “artist” is the one who “makes do”, it is my experience that those who make incredible artistic work more often than not have a workshop full of tools, rather than just a hammer and a bag of nails. In fact they will be the first ones to tell you that they buy the best they can afford, since buying cheap tools and then trying to make them work is not only an exercise in frustration, but being penny wise and pound foolish.

I am not advocating that those who decide to take up woodworking go and get the best there is only to find out they do not like woodworking. My point is that once you are doing something you enjoy, you impose your own limits, which are no one else’s business but yours.

IMO, and with all due respect to you, pigeon holing people into techys and “artists” just because one can afford a tool and the other cannot is belittling. I would like an honest answer from you, you have never thought: “jeezz I would LOVE to have….” even thought you know you don’t need it, or you have never in your life made an impulse buy, even though the article you bought you knew you did not “need” it, be that an expensive pen, a watch, etc. If you can honestly answer NO to these two questions, then while I disagree with you I understand why you are bewildered by the guy buying the $1500 TS and accessories. But if you answer yes, then you are just being judgmental.

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