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

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 08:27 PM

i have been thinking on this for years now
at first i was going to give them
to some younger woodworker
then came to realize i would have to sell the house too
and include some serious money
for them to transport
and set up shop
and would have to have detailed write-ups for the quirks
and fixes/jigs for them all
or they might get abused while they are being learned about
(i have a lot of tools)

as i have decided to put my home and property in trust
for my niece and her husband (no woodworkers there)
as leaving it in a will would make them pay inheritance tax
and stert them on a hardship journey
just to own this place

as my own children don’t even talk to me (no woodworkers there either)
to keep all from ‘lawyering up’ and hassling in court
i suppose my only solution is to sell them myself
when i honestly can’t work with them anymore
and use that money to give to the kids
so they don’t hassle my niece
(my stepfather left $1 per his kids
so they could not contest his will)

i do agree with david craig
about some being jealous of our shops
and the time spent there even if only as a hobby

in my travels i have met some that have invested heavily in tools
as their situation changes over the years

and come to realize their spouses/children
are happy to have them ‘doing something’
but the investment in tools and shops
is something they personally don’t really need
beyond the happiness of their spouse /parent
and unless there is someone who truly needs/wants these tools
have no real need for them whatever their value
and the hassle of selling for a decent price
is just to much to deal with
after the loss of a loved one

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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