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Posted on Old Craftsman vise-Does your wife know what your tools are worth?

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#1 posted 11-03-2012 11:47 AM

I too have thought upon this since I have enough tools, both for woodworking and metal working, that I feel I can do damn near anything. For me all my tools have been a hedge against when trouble strikes, the natural or political disaster. With the tools and machinery and my library I can do what needs be done, build it or fix it even make many new parts if necessary. But alas it seems that my sons (3) don’t see things that way. They don’t see the $$$$$ I have spent over the years to support us as independantly as possiable. They can do basic wodworking and carpentry some household repairs but that’s about it. When dad’s gone I have told them they will have to read all my books and notes so they can continue on or it’s all getting sold at a major loss, the loss of the cost of the tools and the loss of income that they can produce and the independance they represent. Sometimes I wish I had an apprentice.
P.S. That was a good buy though, keep looking for those deals their loss is your gain.

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