|Forum topic by WoodenHillbilly||posted 12-16-2011 03:47 AM||1480 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
12-16-2011 03:47 AM
I just read a challenge for putting together a shop for under $5,000 with all made in America components. Unfortunately, no one realized the opportunity at hand.
I lost almost all of my shop tools in a move and am having to start from scratch. I have made the commitment to as far as possible, go strictly Made in the USA. Barring that I will be looking to assembled in the USA and then to made on the North American continent.
We all have different resources, budget and time constraints. Rather than making a challenge with such narrow constraints, how about a challenge that can help everyone to make the best choices possible in their circumstances?
I would like to see both new and used categories. Items in the used category should be readily available with parts still easily obtainable or substitutable without compromise in function or safety. Please specify whether the item is new or used, where the item is made or assembled, price range, and any special features. More details are better. Please don’t make guesses or assumptions.
It can take hours and days to gather this kind of info. But, if we all work at it, it should turn out to be a marvelous resource that didn’t take a huge chunk of valuable woodworking time from any of us.
Thanks for your help!