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I am in the military and have realized the wooqdworking doesn’t fit right now. I have a lot of handtools and powertools. Unfortunately I am stationed in Hawaii right know so factor in shipping when looking at the following pictures of tools.

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#1 posted 751 days ago

Pictures of tools to follow

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#2 posted 751 days ago

Must be a bit of a drag being in Hawaii ;)

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#3 posted 750 days ago

Only bad thing about Hawaii is getting island fever, it is just to small an area, I can be a beach bum for about
two weeks, and then I like to go somewhere other than in a big circle. There are some good woodworkers
over there, but you have to look a little bit to find them. I thought the military paid for transporting your

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 750 days ago

Any chance your profile picture will be one of those tools? ;)

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#5 posted 750 days ago

Hi Newplane,
I can feel your pain. I am also in the Military but in WA not HI and am still in the process of setting up shop. One of my biggest detractors from getting full size equipment is the fact that I am going to have to move all this stuff in a few years and then one more time after that. Being restricted by weight limitations when moving makes it hard to have the big heavy machinery in the shop. Good luck!


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#6 posted 750 days ago

I retired two years ago from the Air Force and I found it’s a big pain in the butt to move all my hobby items. The best thing I can suggest is take on a small woodworking hobby. I had a Mini Lathe, a bench top drill and the associated tools to go with them. I made pens and other goodies for a while. But remember most installations do have Wood working hobby shops.
If anything Keep all your hand tools and just get rid of the buly items. You’ll want those tools when you settle down. I have a 20 year old PC router that I bought and it traveled with me around the world and back.
Also get yourself promoted so you get the bigger wieght allowences and bigger house to put your stuff in :)

GL and thanks for your Service!

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#7 posted 750 days ago

I feel your pain. For 23 years while in the Coast Guard I had to put woodworking on hold. Once I retired, I was able to pick it back up because I wasn’t moving everywhere and being stationed on ships.

Good luck and THANK YOU for your service.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

#8 posted 750 days ago

NOOOOOOO, I’m sorry to hear it man.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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