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#1 posted 10-25-2013 08:25 PM

+3 to Alan: buy what you need when you need it.

To put it another way, decide FIRST what you want to build. Get, draw, make a plan. Get the wood. Decide what you have to do to change that stack of wood into what you want to build. Try to DO that with what you have, or can beg-borrow-steal. Buy a tool only as the last resort.

Doing it the other way around (buying tools first) is how one becomes a tool collector. That can be fun, too. But, me – I want to be a woodworker.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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