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Forum topic by wooleywoodsmith posted 04-08-2009 01:48 AM 1295 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2009 01:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question

ok so the other day I was working in my home shop and I got to thinking. Yeah that happens somethymes. I have been working on some cedar planter boxes for sale, trying to get them done before we move (may 1st) therefore getting them done before summer. I was working with my little stanly 12-101 micro plan and said to myself “Boy I love this tool” There fore brings my forum question….
what tool do you use the most in your shop and is it your favorite? If its not your favorite what tool is?
If I could figure out how to post pictures of my tools I would but the most used tool in my shop I think is my porter cable ns150 narrow crown stapler but it’s not my fav. I use one all day in my job job. but my fav tool has to be my little stanley. it really makes quick work of easing or dare I say rounding over the edges.

-- wooley

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#1 posted 04-09-2009 07:15 PM

I’d have to say the most used tools for me are my carving chisels. My favorite tool is probably the lathe, but I never have any material to make anything. I’m trying to make a yo-yo right now but it’s not working so bueno.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 04-09-2009 07:27 PM

Most used tool – 12v Dewalt drill / 12” Dewalt miter saw
Favorite – Bench Dog router table and Freud Bits
I love tools and love having them. My name is Scott and I’m a toolaholic.
You should post a pic of your little Stanley. (no homo)

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#3 posted 04-09-2009 07:44 PM

Most used: tough call, but it’s probably my Delta 4×36/6” disk/belt sander.

Favorite tool: The last one I bought.
Most desired tool: The next one.

My name is Charlie, and I’m a toolaholic.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Francisco Luna

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#4 posted 04-09-2009 08:03 PM

The most used tools in my place now are my bench chisels and mallet….....
My favorite tool is my Jointer Handplane, making shaves is so pleasurable!
I’m a G a l o o t

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#5 posted 04-09-2009 08:04 PM

Most Used: Starrett 6” CombiSquare

Fav: #4 Smooth plane

Most Desired: Those that I can’t afford

My name is Sharon and I’m a toolaholic

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 04-09-2009 08:09 PM

Elbow greaseis the most used! ...and the favorite is a toss up between the table saw and the bandsaw.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 04-09-2009 08:09 PM

My books – that is my library of books, are my favorite tool.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 04-09-2009 08:11 PM

I love my Tablesaw! It does so much for me and I just love the hum it makes when I fire it up.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#9 posted 04-09-2009 08:11 PM

Most fave: Drawknife at the shaving horse. Saddle up!

Least fave: Tools that consume fossil fuels or require a steady flow of electrons.

-- 温故知新

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Craftsman on the lake

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#10 posted 04-09-2009 09:05 PM

Favorite? There’s just something about a sharp and burnished hand scraper.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#11 posted 04-09-2009 09:12 PM

tablesaw bandsaw and planer thicknesser or whet you call planer jointer and I have a thing for big disc sanders 16inch and less Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 04-09-2009 09:17 PM

Most used: Probably my cabinet scraper thanks to a couple of videos by Todd and Blake showing the easy way to sharpen them

Favorite: My bandsaw, for now anyway because it is my newest tool

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#13 posted 04-09-2009 09:29 PM

My favorite tools is my pencil, but it’s also my most misplaced tool, good thing i don’t need one for posting. After the pencil comes the borrowed table saw, a 3hp craftsman. My least favorite is the chisel.(see Picture next to name)But the most used is probably my Skill cordless drill, which is not a good one and is often slowing me down while i wait for it to charge.

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#14 posted 04-09-2009 10:45 PM

MY TOOLS are like the kids i love them all = until one brakes then i dont like it so much . what i ust the most is a porter cable 4×24 belt sander hooked to a shop vac. i build a lot things with rough sawn lumber then sand and sand and sand this meens i have gone throngh a lot of vacs and sanders the porter cable is lasting longer than the others ive had . the other thing is you can never have too maney tools or fire arms even if you dont get to use them as often as you would like brian

-- gagewestern

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Gene Howe

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#15 posted 04-09-2009 11:22 PM

Most used: Table saw
Favorite: Band saw
Most fun: Routers

-- 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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