All of my woodworking has been done in other’s people’s workshops, using their tools; or borrowing their tools to work with. But I’ve never had the space to have a workshop of my own, because I’ve been living in apartments for the past dozen years. Well, my wife & I just moved into a spacious home with a giant 2+ car garage, and I’ve decided to take half that space for my brand-new workshop. I’m so excited to finally have a space of my own to work my craft. Well, I was excited until I started looking at all of the tools I’ve become accustomed to using, and which I don’t have.
I went to my local Harbor Freight store, and began looking at their tools. They are certainly cheap, and many of them would do, I’m sure. But wouldn’t it be nice to have tools of a slightly higher caliber? I would absolutely be willing to sell my craft in exchange for good-ish tools (is that like selling your soul, though?).
I set up a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo, sort of run the idea up the flag pole and see if anyone would salute. It’s only been 5 days, but thus far no one’s been saluting. If you’re interested, you can check it out over here (link removed 7/4/12). I’m trying to make daily posts as to what tools I want/have, and why I want/have that particular tool.
-- ~ Dan, North Carolina, http://www.facebook.com/torahanjyuu/