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09-06-2017 01:40 AM

Desert Woodworker

I’m 74, I have a lot of tools that don’t use as much as I use to. I don’t believe in getting rid of tools except in the case the doctor tells me I’m terminal. You just never know when you might need to do something.

I’m putting my input here as I am blocked from the other one.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/237121

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!


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#1 posted 09-06-2017 02:05 AM

I’m with ya AGuy. I have been selling off most of my mechanics tools and equipment, I’ll never be able to use them again. I don’t want to leave my widow with that kind of mess to deal with. Probably wont be too long before the woodworking stuff goes.

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#2 posted 09-06-2017 03:33 AM

I hear ya on leaving a widow with a ton of stuff to deal with papadan. Have been working for weeks on helping clean out a friends basement shop, a mess of epic proportions.

DW if you read this I cannot comment on your other posts, appears I have been blocked.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 09-06-2017 10:46 AM

There are 3 groups of stuff I worry about my wife having to deal with if I go: my woodworking tools, my mechanics tools, and my guns/reloading stuff. So I have extended family members who are designated to get each pile. They are interested in that are, for example my nephew is a big woodworker, so he gets the entire contents of the wood shop. At least that way the tools (and other stuff) will be handled without hassling my wife.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#4 posted 09-06-2017 05:19 PM

Fred said. “If you go” :)

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#5 posted 09-06-2017 05:33 PM

Yeah, poor choice of words…or wishful thinking.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#6 posted 09-06-2017 05:36 PM

Woodbutcher, we are they BLJs!

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#7 posted 09-06-2017 06:12 PM

My Dad was an Auto Body mechanic for decades. He had all his own tools at work and at home.
As he got older, he swore he would no longer do side work at home.
To re-enforce this, he sold off all his tools he kept at home.
He “burned the ships” as it were. Now he had an excuse to tell people. (I can’t do the side job ‘cuz I don’t have tools)

It wasn’t even a year before he had to buy back all his tools. He’s long since retired, but, I think his tools are all still in his garage. They largely go unused.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#8 posted 09-06-2017 06:15 PM

AK- I am glad that you posted this. It is getting more of a response than mine:) The tools that I mentioned are treasures of my past; but I do not use them. Have not used them in years; for example the wood lathe and its toys-
Brand new costs are around $1,800 and just sitting in the shop. To me I would rather see them go to someone, that will put them to good use. In return I would like a fair price; I am guessing around $850. Will I miss them, yes.
I guess what I am trying to say is- it is time to let go of somethings. Again thanks for listening.
You guys are unblocked if that matters- Some people in the dessert go nuts in the Summer heat :)

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#9 posted 09-06-2017 07:28 PM

I have only sold two tools in my entire life. I sold a Inca jointer/planer and a 12 General jointer. Both times was to upgrade to bigger and better.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#10 posted 09-06-2017 07:44 PM

I never got to retire from work. I worked for 40 years and am now disabled. I wish I could be working every day but my days are numbered. I know I can’t do the heavy mechanical work I used to do, but still miss all my tools and equipment I used to have. Something about just seeing them in the garage comforted me in knowing I had them and knew how to use them. ;-(

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#11 posted 09-06-2017 08:20 PM



I never got to retire from work. I worked for 40 years and am now disabled. I wish I could be working every day but my days are numbered. I know I can t do the heavy mechanical work I used to do, but still miss all my tools and equipment I used to have. Something about just seeing them in the garage comforted me in knowing I had them and knew how to use them. ;-(

- papadan

Sorry about your disability. I just retired on the last day of 2016 (73 yeas old)(a little over 7 months ago). I had a good job and actually like going to work. If fact if I could I’d go back tomorrow. The only reasons I retired was my body just got too old the do the work any more. If I could physically do the work Id go back tomorrow.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#12 posted 09-06-2017 08:27 PM

I became disabled in 2014, I just turned 60 this January and will not see my 62nd birthday, not sure of my condition for the 61st.

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#13 posted 09-06-2017 08:42 PM



I became disabled in 2014, I just turned 60 this January and will not see my 62nd birthday, not sure of my condition for the 61st.

- papadan

Well Dammit Dan, that is about the suckiest thing I’ve heard all day.

I’m just glad when I was first given 48 hours to live in 2003, that I beat the odds. Then again in 2015.
What is it with doctors and 48 hours anyways?

Here’s hoping your doctor is actually stupid and you are around a lot longer.
Hang in there man.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#14 posted 09-06-2017 08:57 PM


I became disabled in 2014, I just turned 60 this January and will not see my 62nd birthday, not sure of my condition for the 61st.

- papadan

Well Dammit Dan, that is about the suckiest thing I ve heard all day.

I m just glad when I was first given 48 hours to live in 2003, that I beat the odds. Then again in 2015.
What is it with doctors and 48 hours anyways?

Here s hoping your doctor is actually stupid and you are around a lot longer.
Hang in there man.

- DS


+ONE

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#15 posted 09-07-2017 04:23 AM



AK- I am glad that you posted this. It is getting more of a response than mine:) The tools that I mentioned are treasures of my past; but I do not use them. Have not used them in years; for example the wood lathe and its toys-
Brand new costs are around $1,800 and just sitting in the shop. To me I would rather see them go to someone, that will put them to good use. In return I would like a fair price; I am guessing around $850. Will I miss them, yes.
I guess what I am trying to say is- it is time to let go of somethings. Again thanks for listening.
You guys are unblocked if that matters- Some people in the dessert go nuts in the Summer heat :)

- Desert_Woodworker

Thanks for unblocking me. Had wanted to post on the other forum topic and offer words of encouragement. They are, LIVE, breathe enjoy life do what your body and mind let you.

I feel you on the summer heat. Got my brain housing group boiled in the desert if Iraq.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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