Tools: Use 'Em? Or View 'Em?
Issue: Issue 339
Posted Date: 11/19/2013
Even when it comes to tools, sometimes, beauty is in the beholding -- not necessarily in the using. Noting that, a few days ago, we asked the Woodworker's Journal Facebook community: "Tools: we love to have 'em. Are there any of yours that are lovely to look at, but don't get very much use on your projects?"
Here's what we heard. - Editor
"Not a one. I try to give them all equal opportunity!" - Ed D.
Another respondent also uses all of his tools, but he has a certain limitation on what tools he has. - Editor
"I do everything with hand tools ONLY. No Power Tools. I use all my tools on my projects, except perhaps tools of larger size as most of my work is done with tree limbs and roots and I like to show what Nature creates..." - Wayne P.
On the other hand, it seems that some other readers' hand tools experience more neglect. - Editor
"I have a few extra hand planes & hand saws that I don't use very often, as I have a couple of favorites that do most everything. My woodburner & little rotary tool haven't been used much lately either. Haven't had the projects for them lately." - Jim M.
How about you? Do you use all your tools? Or are there some that are mostly eye candy? Let us know in the comments or via feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Feel free to also share any questions you've been pondering for your fellow woodworkers.) - Editor