|Forum topic by nwbusa||posted 459 days ago||1625 views||0 times favorited||59 replies|
459 days ago
I got to thinking the other day, that there are two types of woodworkers: those who buy tools as they need them for a project, and those who buy tools whenever they want or can afford them. I’m in the second camp, myself (of the “when I can afford them” variety). Yes, I am a tool junkie. I have used most of the tools I’ve bought, but there a couple that I bought that I rarely/never use:
—Rip hand saw: although I use my crosscut hand saws a lot, I rarely use my hand saws to rip, preferring instead to fire up the tablesaw (or whatever). The weird thing is, I want to buy more rip hand saws.
—Spokeshaves: I havent’t needed these for as project yet, but I have ‘em—just in case
—Large adjustable wrenches: I have no excuse for these ones… heck, they’re not even woodworking related. But I bought a 15”, an 18” and a 24” adjustable wrenches. Why? Cause they were big and cool.
How about you? Any tools gathering dust in your shops?
-- John, BC, Canada