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Hand Tools.... #1: So...you know you are hooked when...

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1. You’ve gone from almost no hand tools to knowing the differences between Type 8 and Type 9 Stanley hand planes in less than a year.
2. You find yourself making excuses like: Well the number 5 I have now doesn’t have a corrugated bottom.
3. You make a dedicated plane shelf in your shop.
4. You find yourself spending a spare 15 minutes honing anything sharp to ensure it’s ready for the next use.
5. You find yourself using a plane on things that probably don’t need it…like window sills.
6. You find yourself trying to teach your parents which chisels can be used with hammers and which ones can’t….

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-- Scott, Austin-Texas...



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rjack

110 posts in 2451 days


#1 posted 2427 days ago

7) You use a hand tool for a job that a power tool that you already own could do faster and with more precision.

Uh oh! Sounds like somebody is out of control with hand tools. I think power tool junkies have a similar problem.

-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania

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Blake

3434 posts in 2470 days


#2 posted 2427 days ago

8) You make a Movie to tell the world about card scrapers.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Mike Lingenfelter

496 posts in 2710 days


#3 posted 2427 days ago

9) You are considering posting your power tools on Craig’s List. :)

I’m really considering what I really need and don’t use anymore.

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Thos. Angle

4435 posts in 2558 days


#4 posted 2427 days ago

10. you buy another #3 because it looks like a good one even though you seldom use the three you already have.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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speakerscott

47 posts in 2434 days


#5 posted 2427 days ago

10. you buy another #3 because it looks like a good one even though you seldom use the three you already have.

HA! Caught me! You saw that eh? See it’s perfectly reasonable. One is set up with a back bevel ground into the blade…and the other is not. COMPLETELY necessary.

-- Scott, Austin-Texas...

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speakerscott

47 posts in 2434 days


#6 posted 2427 days ago

Blake,

Good movie btw…I had watched it the other day!

-- Scott, Austin-Texas...

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YorkshireStewart

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#7 posted 2427 days ago

11) you constantly search eBay for a #1 that might sneak through without anyone else noticing even though they’re probably unusable and impractical, just so you can complete the set.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Harold

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#8 posted 2427 days ago

#12 you spend 2 hours explaining in detail to your wife that you actually need one more #4 for spare parts for the other 3 #4’s that work perfectly.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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