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Cricket

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09-10-2014 12:39 PM

Recently we talked about those of us who are wood hoarders, ummmm… collectors. (grin)

Are you a tool collector as well? (bigger grin)

Are you able to pass up a bargain on a tool?

Do you buy every tool you see at garage sales and flea markets in hopes of restoring them someday?

Do you check Craigslist constantly, just in case?

Share pictures of your tools with us!

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."


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Roger

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#1 posted 09-10-2014 12:45 PM

<dude>d like to.
Do frequent Craigs list on and off.
Sorry, no pics. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Alistair

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 12:45 PM

I often find myself looking at bargains and buying them even though I already have the tool. Hand planes, saws…. I think I need help.

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bigblockyeti

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 12:56 PM

Never pass on a good deal, even if it’s something I know I’ll use infrequently.

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 09-10-2014 12:57 PM

Although I’m not a “tool hoarder” in the sense you’ve described, I do confess to being a bit of a “toolaholic”, with a penchant for the often maligned, but falsely denigrated “green and black” toys from Germany.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 01:18 PM

Wood border only here, no room for tool clutter :)

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Vincent Nocito

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#6 posted 09-10-2014 01:19 PM

In the words of one of our esteemed LJ associates “I am the curator of a small private museum”.

I don’t hoard tools, per se, but I do have a lot of useful items in the shop that see a fair amount of work. I have a mental shopping list for items needed to round out my kit.

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Don W

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#7 posted 09-10-2014 01:20 PM

definitely a collector here. Here’s a sample.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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paxorion

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#8 posted 09-10-2014 01:25 PM

I like to be proactively prepared…for when I need that 1 tool that will save me 5 seconds. :-)

-- paxorion

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Don W

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#9 posted 09-10-2014 01:30 PM



I like to be proactively prepared…for when I need that 1 tool that will save me 5 seconds. :-)

- paxorion

I do the same, but then I spend a half hour looking for it. I find it a week later when I’m looking for something else.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 09-10-2014 01:32 PM

This is a topic I don’t have to plead guilty to. I really only what I need to do the work. I just have a lot of work. :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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distrbd

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#11 posted 09-10-2014 01:40 PM

I also buy tools that Either I need now or May need in the near future,although I have bought stuff and forgot about them until spring cleaning when I get a surprise .

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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Gene Howe

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#12 posted 09-10-2014 01:52 PM

I keep telling myself that I’ll get them all tuned up/ working someday.
Wife says she’s gonna curse me when I’m gone.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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CFrye

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#13 posted 09-10-2014 03:25 PM

My hoarding tendencies are slightly easier to control when it comes to tools.
You all quit laughing! I said ‘slightly’.

-- God bless, Candy

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Dave

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#14 posted 09-10-2014 04:37 PM

Hello my name is Dave, I am a tool user not a collector.
What is this hording thing you are referring to?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Cricket

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#15 posted 09-10-2014 05:30 PM



Hello my name is Dave, I am a tool user not a collector.
What is this hording thing you are referring to?

- Dave

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