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Forum topic by treesner posted 10-11-2016 04:33 PM 244 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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treesner

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10-11-2016 04:33 PM

I’ve been trying get rid of stuff and live a more simpler life with less stuff. It’s easy to get rid of excess clothes/electronics ect but i’m having a really hard time when it comes to the woodshop and garage. I would really like to be self-sufficient and am always putting together different kits to make or fix whatever I need to. But that ends up meaning I own a lot of stuff and store a lot of materials. Curious if anyone else feels the anxiety of owning a ton of things but is still a maker?


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#1 posted 10-11-2016 05:00 PM

Just depends on how far ya wanna go. Lots of stuff was made with just a few tools, but most of it was pretty crude unless lots of time was spent refining the item.
Bill

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#2 posted 10-11-2016 09:18 PM

I think it was called whittling….

Just need a stick and a knife

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#3 posted 10-14-2016 11:10 PM

I just can’t say no to free wood and I stock aluminum, steel ,plastic and brass. I’ll probably never use it all, but I don’t have to go outside shopping for a project. I like to have a good supply. When I kick off, someone will get a treasure of material!!

I am inundated with things I made, like bowls , too that I can’t sell. They will soon be gifts!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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