|Forum topic by tturner||posted 598 days ago||542 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
598 days ago
Sometimes i wonder if im a woodworker or tool collector. Sometimes im better at one than the other. With more and better tools we usually get more desirable results. I see jocks here and other places who build their tools and guys who prefer to buy them. I see guys who prefer more ‘primitive’ tools vs modern tools. I see people who like hand tools as opposed to power tools. Basically its all about results i suppose. Quality first of course. I dont get enough shop time (who does huh?) so im more interested in getting a project started and finished and done right than making say, a crosscut sled with the time i have. I also have a great collection of Festool tools. They are great but boy are they pricey. Accurate beyond belief. I Also bought a no. 7 plane from Woodcraft a few months ago. This is when i found out that hand tools arent my forte. So i got an 8 inch jointer. Bottom line(s) (for me anyway) i prefer power tools over hand tools. I prefer modern tools over older ones. I chose to buy jigs, fixtures, and tools instead of making them myself. Now, dont misunderstand me-those guys who make their stuff and use hand tools i am somewhat envious of as ive mastered (somedays) power tools but havent mastered the fundamentals with hand tools. Is it necessary?
So what about you? Im interested to hear what you have vs what you want and where you want to be. Theres no right or wrong its all preference and what we can afford. Thanks guys and happy woodworking!!
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