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04-23-2012 10:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: carving tool drill-driver planer scroll saw biscuit joiner chisel drill press miter saw router spray gun blade clamp jointer plane sander tablesaw

I will be posting most of my tools for sale.
I have enough tools to sell to start a shop.


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#1 posted 04-23-2012 10:57 PM

Are you getting out of Woodoworking, cleaning up or up grading?>

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 10:59 PM

Let the games begin! :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 04-23-2012 11:03 PM

Getting out of Woodoworking

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#4 posted 04-23-2012 11:13 PM

WHY?????

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 11:18 PM

If it is related to health and there is little chance of being able to do any more woodworking, I completely understand. If this is because of finances or because you have hit a rut and WW is not currently pleasurable to you, I would ask that you give it a little more time. One can empty a shop in a few days but it takes years to build up again. With finances, it is usually a bandaid that only covers the wound for a few months, then the bandaid is peeled off and one usually finds themselves both broke and without tools. Again, what it takes to rebuild is not usually what is worth sacrificing. Please give it some more thought before you sell.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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GMman

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#6 posted 04-23-2012 11:24 PM

Thanks David.
Finances are very fine, health for the age is very good, more, ””have hit a rut and WW is not currently pleasurable to you”“

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#7 posted 04-23-2012 11:32 PM

dont do it

sit on it, think on it

it’s hard to be objective when emotions are running in highs and lows

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 04-23-2012 11:39 PM

Hey GMan, Don’‘t leave us out here alone. Where would we be without the GMan
Dawg

-- DeputyDawg

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#9 posted 04-23-2012 11:42 PM

Agree with David and Moron—especially if you have older tools, not made in Taiwan which are almost irreplaceable in today’s manufacturing environment. I know I have gone in cycles with various interests and WW drops off my radar for months, but I always come back and enjoy it more after each break.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 04-23-2012 11:59 PM

I believe that his decision has been in the works for quite a while. Carpal tunnel issues If I remember correctly. I’m sure he won’t leave us on the LJ site, but I respect his decision if woodworking is no longer feasible. Let’s all wish him well.

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#11 posted 04-24-2012 12:12 AM

Now Alan I am not leaving the site and I will read every comments and look at every projects posted.

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#12 posted 04-24-2012 12:58 AM

A little story:

For many years I was a truck owner operator, later had a small (very small) fleet of trucks and did my own mechanical work.

This was in the Heyday of the two stroke Detroit Diesel… Screamin’ Jimmy’s they were known as.

I had a fellow that drove for me that was one of the best Detroit Diesel Mechanics around. He knew stuff about those engines that isnt in any book and he could make one really set up and sing.

Unfortunately, he lost both legs when a street car in Philadelphia jumped the tracks and tok off the front end of his truck.

He could no longer drive, and he couldn’t get into the top end of the engines, but he spent a couple of years in my shop directing me and others on how to fix those old beasts.

Moral of the story?
Maybe you could find a few kids interested in learning wood working and let them gain knowledge in your shop.
With your experience you could teach so many so much!

Whatever your decision, we are all behind you all the way!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#13 posted 04-24-2012 01:28 AM

Great story Dallas something to think about…....Thanks

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#14 posted 04-24-2012 02:08 AM

I don’t know what you reasons are but , I don’t think you should just walk away from wood working maybe just shut down the shop for a while. 6 months from now you might feel differently.Just a thought. ............................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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#15 posted 04-24-2012 02:34 AM

Great story and suggestion Dallas… too bad for the old driver. I learned to drive on a screaming Jimmy and now I’m retired. Read Dallas’ post again Gman and listen to what these guys are telling you. It’s good advise – all of it. Be cautious in your decision. It’s like cutting a board… if you cut it too short, it becomes scrap. If you cut it too long, you’re still in the game. Sneak up to the final cut Gman!

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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