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Question Of The Week... ( 2018 week 16)

Discussion in 'Contests, Swaps, Giveaways, Member Meetups etc.' started by ripjack13, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    What are the top 20 tools you need to own?









    **Rules**
    There is no minimum post requirement,
    Leprechauns, miss-placed texans, and waffle lovers are welcome to post an answer.
    But who cares, no ones reads the rules anyhow....
     
  2. Lou Currier

    Lou Currier Member Full Member

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    ALL OF THEM! :scare3:
     
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  3. Sprung

    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    Sorry, but I'm not sure I can answer this one. I don't want my wife to ever stumble upon a list made by me of what I feel are the 20 most essential tools in the shop, lest she get the idea that I could sell a whole bunch of my tools and do with less.
     
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  4. woodtickgreg

    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member

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    More of a wish list than "need" to own. A bunch of lie Nielson tools, A new bench chisel set and mortising chisel set. 20" grizzly spiral head planer, sawstop cabinet saw, new scroll saw, upgrade my miter saw, powermatic bench top mortiser, a couple more chucks for the lathe, a couple more router plates so I can install 3 routers in the outfeed tables of my table saw. A new random orbit sander because I have had mine forever! Make some new tooling for the lathe, hollowing rig, steady rest, curved tool rest etc. It never ends really, lol.
     
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  5. CWS

    CWS Member Full Member

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    I think I have more than I need already, but the ones I want is still more than 20.:old:
     
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  6. Mike1950

    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    Just bigger everything- including shop
     
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  7. pinky

    pinky Member Full Member

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    I need a big jointer but first I would need a bigger shop to put it in but then I would need a new house because my shop is as big as it will get and then I would need a good divorce lawyer... so I guess I will stick with wanting one as opposed to needing one!
     
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    Dallas Cowgirls!
     
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  9. rocky1

    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    Is that like on a project by project basis? If I didn't 'need' but 20 I wouldn't own 2,987,213,512,385 of them!
     
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    CWS Member Full Member

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    What would a man of your age need 20 Dallas Cowgirls? Never mind, I forgot you are a cowboy.:sofa::old:
     
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  11. Schroedc

    Schroedc Apprentice Saw Maker Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Today I learned that with a saw, a chisel, marking knife, a plane, and a compass you can build practically every other tool you need for layout.....
     
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  12. Tclem

    Tclem Can't buy love. Buy wood instead Full Member

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    I can’t count that high
     
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  13. Mike1950

    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    Take off yer shoes... That way you can get to 22. :cool:
     
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  14. Tclem

    Tclem Can't buy love. Buy wood instead Full Member

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    Ok Arizona Joe
     
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    It would be just about like my actual tools, none of them get over used for darned sure and they just sit around and get ogled.
     
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    At my age I look at pretty ladies as Gods artwork, can't do much with it but great to look at.:old::good2:
     
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    Need?

    For what I'm doing these days I'd say it'd be the Lathe (and turning tools), bandsaw, table saw, and casting/stabilizing stuff.

    There are a lot of other "wants" involved and I'd not want to get rid of anything I have. And there's new stuff I'd like to play with in the laser and CNC arena.
     
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  18. FranklinWorkshops

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    The top six with me are
    18" bandsaw
    Delta 10" table saw
    Mikita 12" sliding compound miter saw
    European Beech Workbench
    8" Delta jointer
    13" DeWalt planer
    After those, all the hand planes and hand tools I use almost daily.
    Never thought I'd say it but I have too many tools.
     
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  19. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    :redcard::redcard::redcard::redcard:

    Larry, you take that back!!!!! You can NEVER have too many tools or wood!!
     
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    FranklinWorkshops Member Full Member

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    Relax, Tony. My wife doesn't monitor these posts.

    I have tools I haven't used in 20 years so, yes, I have too many. After I give away a few hundred books and magazines, I may start on the tools. Will start a new thread named "Larry's Bargain Basement" to sell (cheaply) tools and hardware I no longer need, and probably never did need.
     
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