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For those who love tools and want to discuss tools....because we don't buy stuff pre-built or pay someone to build it....we build it with our own two hands.

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Anyone build their own tools?

Started by Sean. Last reply by Neill Sep 16, 2013. 2 Replies

Good brand of hand tools?

Started by Jacob Fehr. Last reply by Joseph Jan 31, 2013. 8 Replies

Essential Tools for Everyone

Started by JAG. Last reply by Joseph Jan 31, 2013. 4 Replies

Router Bits

Started by x. Last reply by Joseph Jan 31, 2013. 2 Replies

Miter Saw

Started by Jacob Fehr. Last reply by Joseph Jan 30, 2013. 8 Replies

Chain Saws

Started by Spencer Clarkson. Last reply by Joseph Jan 30, 2013. 1 Reply

Hard Stop Table Saw

Started by Mike. Last reply by Tracy W. Saunders Feb 12, 2012. 4 Replies

Benchtop Sanders?

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Comment by EA Burt on June 11, 2013 at 12:15am
Found in app called the tilt meter. It works quite well for a tech savy level. There are a few different options for it and it also has a normal level. Check it out!
Comment by Glendale Eugene on February 26, 2013 at 1:48pm

"Man is a Tool-using Animal; weak in himself, and of small stature, he stands on a basis, at most for the flattest-soled, of some half-square foot, insecurely enough; has to straddle out his legs, lest the very wind supplant him. Feeblest of bipeds! Three quintals are a crushing load to him; the steer of the meadow tosses him aloft, like a waste rag. Nevertheless he can use tools, can devise tools; with these the granite mountain melts into light dust before him; he kneads glowing iron, as if it were soft paste; seas are his smooth highway, winds and fire his unwearying steeds. Nowhere do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all."

Thus writes Thomas Carlyle,

Found in Symbolical Masonry, by H.L. Haywood, [1923], at sacred-texts.com

Comment by Spencer Clarkson on January 1, 2012 at 10:13pm

I really enjoy working with tools. Building something or fixing something with your own two hands and your tools is something that gives me a deep sense of pride. I have built my own coffee table recently and I am very happy with it.

Comment by Richard J Braun on November 1, 2011 at 8:46am

I've always felt that with the right tools and a little patience, we as men can build almost anything.

I try not to skimp when buying the right tools, but I'm also not a slave to brand names, head to head testing is best.

Comment by Harry Dresden, Wizard on November 1, 2011 at 8:32am
Tools are my addiction. I need them to work on my jeep, I need them for my summer job, I need them because I want them and they make me happy! I am also a member of Garage Journal and Jeep Forum and IndyORV.
Comment by Jacob Fehr on July 7, 2009 at 9:53am
Shane,
I think that would depend on the type of work you're doing for the day. When I worked for a contractor, I kept the back of my truck full of tools and filled my tool belt with what I thought I would need at the beginning of each day.

Jake
Comment by William P Reece on June 6, 2009 at 4:18pm
oh, nice link Arthur! good stuff there, except that trailer/shed thing they were mocking, what were they thinking on that, huh? google "tool monger" for a daily feed also.
Comment by William P Reece on June 6, 2009 at 4:15pm
shouldn't this be more like a 12 step program "tools anonymous". I mean do really you want to encourage this addiction...ha ha ha...I love tools!

"well, doc. I think it started with my 1st pocket knife" "and then it was just ~bam~ I need more tools" "it used to be to fix things with, then it was just in case I needed to fix something. Now, it's a living breathing monster that makes me go out and buy tools I will never use!" "Oh god, I gotta go, there's a sale down at harbor freight!" I know there mainly crap tools, but it's a cheap fix.lol

nice group, really. I think you'll have lots of guys joining.
Comment by Arthur P. Othieno on June 6, 2009 at 3:54pm
I thought I'd share a link to The Garage Journal (http://garagejournal.com/). Plenty of tool talk there, and especially on their forums, under the category:``General Tool Discussion''.
Comment by Arthur P. Othieno on June 5, 2009 at 5:13pm
It is my personal opinion, that, the greatest set of tools a man may ever possess are his very own hands. Even more importantly, how to use them, and use them well ...
 

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