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Forum topic by Too_Many_Tools posted 08-21-2014 07:54 AM 16552 views 2 times favorited 31 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Too_Many_Tools

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08-21-2014 07:54 AM

Getting back into the hobby after being gone for awhile so I am interested in tool discussions and recommendations.

What other woodworking sites do you recommend for this type of info?

Thanks


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Don W

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#1 posted 08-21-2014 12:16 PM

I have a couple,
http://www.timetestedtools.com/
http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/24092
http://lumberjocks.com/donwilwol/blog/25390
http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com/

And to be clear, there is no such thing as “to many tools”!!
:-)

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 08-21-2014 12:53 PM

No such thing as too many clamps…...no such thing as too much lumber…..no such thing as too big of a shop…...I always say…..If you’re gonna have something, have a big one….....!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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Sylvain

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#3 posted 08-21-2014 07:43 PM

http://paulsellers.com/woodworking-blog/paul-sellers-blog/

great links here everyday:
http://unpluggedshop.com/

http://woodgears.ca/

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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Too_Many_Tools

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#4 posted 08-23-2014 02:06 AM

Thanks for the leads…any more?

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Too_Many_Tools

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#5 posted 08-25-2014 06:58 AM

4 replies…and 623 views…LOL…kind of a tight lipped crowd ;<)

Thanks again to those who shared.

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wseand

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#6 posted 08-25-2014 07:13 AM

Your first/second thread is to complain about not enough replies and what other sites should I go to, and then wonder why no one replies. Do some searches on here there is a million threads on tools.

Bill

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 08-25-2014 11:44 AM

Google is your friend. I watched to see what others might say, hope that’s okay with you. Bill is right, too.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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KayBee

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#8 posted 08-26-2014 12:37 AM

Uh, this one.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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Too_Many_Tools

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#9 posted 08-26-2014 05:12 AM

Recommending one to use Goggle is like saying everyone likes vanilla ice cream….neither tells you much.

Different forums play to different topics and there are bad ones and good ones..and even that changes.

Interesting how so many users looked at the discussion hoping to find a new site themselves.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#10 posted 08-26-2014 11:51 AM

‘Use google’ tells much, refusal to use it tells much more.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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lew

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#11 posted 08-26-2014 01:42 PM

http://thepatriotwoodworker.com/

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Manitario

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#12 posted 08-26-2014 02:20 PM

In the 4 years I’ve been on LJ’s there have been literally thousands of “what __ should I buy” discussions based on real user experience. If you want it all in a nice neat package, buy FWW mag’s annual tool review, otherwise spend some time searching and reading on this site, there is more info than you could read in a lifetime.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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timbertailor

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#13 posted 08-26-2014 03:11 PM

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Redoak49

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#14 posted 08-26-2014 03:43 PM

I can not believe the posters response to suggest using Google. I just tried doing that to see what it would bring up as results. It is quite an impressive list. Calling it plain vanilla and dinging forum members for not responding to your complaints. This is not going to help you get responses to your questions…...try being more friendly…....

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Straightlines

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#15 posted 08-26-2014 07:10 PM


I can not believe the posters response to suggest using Google. I just tried doing that to see what it would bring up as results. It is quite an impressive list. Calling it plain vanilla and dinging forum members for not responding to your complaints. This is not going to help you get responses to your questions…...try being more friendly…....

- Redoak49

Ironically, I find the old LJ members’ comments to the OP are pretty darn unfriendly. I don’t think I’m mistaken in my belief that the whole point of a forum is the exchange of ideas, and that includes ideas and opinions about additional sources of ideas. Hitting a newcomer with a blanket “go search Google” answer is not the best reflection of those of us who have been members here for a while—it’s kind of like telling the OP to “go fish,” and he could well go out and find a nicer group of woodworkers to hang out with—come on folks, we can do better than this.

Brad (Timbertailor) and I have exchanged ideas over at the RouterForum.com, and I’m happy to see him show up here too. @TooManyTools, the RouterForum folks are very friendly indeed, and have a ton of really fabulous experience to share but mainly on the topic of routers only.

I’m one of the crazy RAS guys (I have 2 of them and have since sold off my cabinet saw) and I am a regular member over at the Delphi Forums DeWalt Radial Arm Saw forum there.

If you haven’t been in the hobby for a long time, many of your tools may be older, especially since you have “too many,” so VintageMachinery.org and its sister site, OldWoodWorkingMachines.org are both wonderful resources for the good, old-fashioned heavy cast-arn stuff from our old high school woodshop class days.

Of course, the usual woodworking mags have their sites, as does Rockler in its woodworkersjournal.com site.

Welcome aboard TooManyTools, and we look forward to your future posts!

—Bradley

-- Cut twice, measure once ... DOH!

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