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Forum topic by b2rtch posted 01-01-2013 11:52 AM 1314 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-01-2013 11:52 AM

I wish a very happy New Year to all Lumberjocks

Do you have tools that you bought and that you rarely or never use?

I have Worksharp 3000 that I played with once when I just bought it. I never used it again.
I have a HF wood-lath what I bought because the price was ridiculously low. I used it twice but I did not touch it again in at least two years.

May be we should have a “Lumberjock tool exchange”

-- Bert

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#1 posted 01-01-2013 12:19 PM

I got my WS 3000 about two years ago. At first, I used it a lot lapping the backs of some chisels and a couple of old planes. It doesn’t get used as much now, but it is very handy to have around for stropping. I have the leather disc and some green honing compound and it is out and ready when I am working on a project. I guess I found it’s niche in my shop.

For clutter I have a couple of things. I try to keep it to a minimum with my small shop. I have a bag of jig making parts I got for my former router table. It is gone now, but those parts remain. Yeah, I got some clutter.

-- Mike

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#2 posted 01-01-2013 01:53 PM

i have a drill doctor my wife bought me a few years back,still haven’t taken it out of the box!
my mass between my ears is hardly used when it comes to my projects it seems!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 01-01-2013 03:03 PM

B2rtch:, Haven’t you ever heard of the LJ Forum entitled “Woodworking Trade & Swap”?

All of us are holding onto treasure in our shops, that we either don’t need, don’t want, or could part with if presented with a cool trade item. If you have something that you think someone else would enjoy having, list it here and see who wants to Swap! All trades, exchanges, warranties, and shipping, are considered “on-your-own.” Have fun.

Why aren’t you using it?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#4 posted 01-01-2013 03:05 PM

bert haven’t you ever heard that “he who has the most tools when he dies wins”? haha

I’ve got plenty of boxes of unopened tools (bosch colt router, rotary tool, 13” lunchbox planer, dado set, chisels and a honing guide, hitachi 3.25 hp plunge router, 3 hand planes) that are still either NIB or unused by me. I haven’t used them yet because i haven’t had the time or space, but hopefully i will soon. Hey im still young and have plenty of time left (I hope)

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#5 posted 01-01-2013 04:02 PM

“Woodworking Trade & Swap”?
No, I did not, thank you for letting me know.
I do not use the Worksharp because until last week I used scary sharpening,
I now bought diamond and ceramic sharpening stones.
Happy New Year Poppy Cat.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 01-01-2013 04:02 PM

Happy New Year, Bert!
There already is a tool swap forum…
I read it and drool regularly, then I remember how hard it would be to find a home for it.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL Now there's a face that would stop a clock! And seriously mess with small watches.

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#7 posted 01-01-2013 05:30 PM

Happy New Year Bert! and everyone else.

Didn’t someone say let him without unused tools cast the first bolt?

I’m guilty and will not throw the first bolt.

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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#8 posted 01-01-2013 05:44 PM

Can’t afford anything that I don’t immediately need and will emphatically use several times in the future so while the shop is cluttered it isn’t unused tools. Now scrap wood is a whole other story entirely. The closest is a bunch of bench chisels that came with my lathe cause the previous owner didn’t know how to use a lathe and received them at the same time as he bought the lathe. I’ll be turning handles for some as I do enjoy using chisels and only have one that I can use. Started going through them last night and will be chucking the ones too damaged to salvage; someone used a claw hammer on a few while they didn’t have handles.

-- A posse ad esse

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#9 posted 11-17-2013 11:42 AM

I found this post by accident this this morning.
I ma thinking that I should revive it for a while to see if anything new.
I still have this Worksharp 3000 that I still never use.
I bought it only because some computer at HD made a mistake, it was my mistake.
If someone in Utah wanted t buy it ,i would sale it a good price.
May be I shall put it on KSL with some other tools I never use.

-- Bert

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