Do experts like you folks have all the tools you need or do you ask for tools for the holidays too? If so, what do you want this year?
Michael Dresdner: Do we have all the tools we need? Are you daft? This year I would love to get that great dovetail saw that Lie-Nielsen sells, and maybe one of his small planes to keep it company. Still want to buy me more? OK, a set of Exocet bowl turning tools for the lathe.
Rob Johnstone: I am a true binge tool junkie. I won’t buy a tool for months and then & there goes my daughter’s tuition money. You may be surprised to know that even though tool makers often offer to give me tools (because I am a woodworking magazine editor), Woodworker’s Journal has a long-standing policy that prevents me from accepting said tools. (Instead, they end up in the deserving hands of Habitat for Humanity!) Unlike Michael, I am coveting some big ticket items this year. Laguna has a new table saw that is haunting my daydreams and the new Bosch plunge router caught my eye as well. And I’m just getting started. Somebody give me a tool catalog and a turn on “Who wants to be a Millionaire”!