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  Re: Project.... by Rob Lee (Tools - $1315 Lumbe...)
Apparently Mr Lang missed the sarcasm and humor
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  Re: Project.... by Rob Lee (Tools - $1315 Lumbe...)
And...IF there be pictures of the project build... Uhoh ...need to see them, warts and all.... Cool
Show me a picture, I'll build a project from that
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  Re: Project.... by Rob Lee (Tools - $1315 Lumbe...)
How many of those trips were to Harbor Freight?































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Phydeaux said "Loving your enemy and doing good for those that hurt you does not preclude killing them if they make that necessary."

You got something on your nose there, Peter.....

CharlieD saidConfusedtop trying to impose your will on others. 6/24/16
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#42
  Re: Project.... by Rob Lee (Tools - $1315 Lumbe...)
Now THAT was funny!


Imagine running into Rob Lee in Harbor Freight!



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Mark Singleton

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  Re: RE: Project.... by MarkSingleton (Now THAT was funny! ...)
(05-22-2018, 08:51 PM)MarkSingleton Wrote: Now THAT was funny!


Imagine running into Rob Lee in Harbor Freight!



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just has to be on the same day after being there the smell gets into your clothes and hair
Phydeaux said "Loving your enemy and doing good for those that hurt you does not preclude killing them if they make that necessary."

You got something on your nose there, Peter.....

CharlieD saidConfusedtop trying to impose your will on others. 6/24/16
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  Re: Project.... by Rob Lee (Tools - $1315 Lumbe...)
(05-22-2018, 02:15 PM)Bob Lang Wrote: Allow me to help here. There are some flaws in your rationalization. The finished thing may look like something you could get on Wayfair for $800, but in reality it is a handmade, custom piece. If you went out to purchase that it would cost you more like $3200, maybe even $4,000-$5000. Use that number for comparison. You should not include the cost of the tools in the equation. Are you going to throw those tools away when you're done with the project? Of course not, they are a long-term investment that will allow you to make many more projects in your future. You should be pro-rating the cost of those across the rest of your life, or even the expected life span of your children and grandchildren. The way I see it, you saved yourself at least $2700, you're now equipped to do better work faster and I bet you have some left over material you can use to make gifts. Seems like a bargain to me.

I hear you!

I started working wood because I couldn't afford to buy the kinds of furniture I needed.  In many cases, I couldn't buy it even if I had the money because nobody was mass-producing the kinds of furniture I needed.  Then, ever so slowly, I built up a stock of tools, and now I can build pretty much whatever my family needs, often just for the cost of materials.
Steve S.
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#45
  Re: Project.... by Rob Lee (Tools - $1315 Lumbe...)
Ah, the moment of retrospect. Wink

A few years back I made an H-frame easel for my artist niece who couldn't afford one....I could've gotten by substantially cheaper just handing her the cash, but for some reason it seemed more economical to make (maybe because it's spread out over those 11 trips to the store).

But 10 years later, I still hear about how much she uses the easel...you can't put a price tag on that.
Dave Arbuckle was kind enough to create a Sketchup model of my WorkMate benchtop: http://www.arbolloco.com/sketchup/MauleS...nchtop.skp
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  Re: RE: Project.... by MauleSkinner (Ah, the moment of re...)
(05-26-2018, 03:34 PM)MauleSkinner Wrote: But 10 years later, I still hear about how much she uses the easel...you can't put a price tag on that.

No you cannot.
Jason

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