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Forum topic by lunn posted 733 days ago 713 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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733 days ago

In the days before joining LJ i could drive forever passing up yardsales, flemarkets etc. But since becoming a member and seeing all the great tools people find. I can’t pass them up now. Thrill of the hunt ? Why ? Becoming a Toolacholic ? I had one handplane before joining. Now i have 10. Any cure for it? Oh well it Saturday whouldn’t hurt to go fea market this morning.

-- What started as a hobbie is now a full time JOB!

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#1 posted 733 days ago

When you run out of storage space the symptoms are arrested. Their is no cure.

-- Nicky

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#2 posted 733 days ago

It happens to the best of us.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 733 days ago

The first step is admitting you have a problem! The next step is to box up all of those evil tools and send them to me and I will exorcise the evil spirits out and in a year or two send them back….maybe!

I have the same problem and no there is no cure. Good luck with the hunt!

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#4 posted 733 days ago

Now you have to share pictures and techniques and projects and blogs and emotions and family impacts and ….

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#5 posted 733 days ago

as much have i tired i’ve never been able to post a pict. In the last 3 days i’ve bought a #7 Bailey plane. 1/2 horse motor, a 7/8 hp(odd?) R2D2 Stanley router, that i didn’t need. As for stirage space i own a huge barn, oh woe is me. Whonder what i’ll find tomarrow !!!!!!!!!!

-- What started as a hobbie is now a full time JOB!

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#6 posted 733 days ago

Don’t feel bad. Me and my 3,291 eBay planes are being evicted next week.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 733 days ago

Welcome to my world!! :)) 3 years ago I had NO hand planes (or any other woodworking hand tools). I now have a couple hundred planes, 25-30 braces, 20-30 eggbeaters, 1/2 dozen breast drills, 75-100 chisels and more saws than I can count. its like Christmas whenever I clean up the shop because I always find tools I’d forgotten I have. There is no cure. I ran out of space in the garage and now I’m sneaking them into the basement.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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