Tom presents a thoughtful write up on our continuing discussion of the
subject tool box. I'm pretty anal about my tools, OCD perhaps. I have
the cotton gloves for guests, nylon for fussy guests.
Any craftsman today who might use a saw or a chisel on a job site
doesn't need to be finicky or anal about the care of those tools. They
are cheap! If a saw or chisel gets dull, buy a new one, sharpening that
stuff takes too much time. Not the case in 1850. Tools were expensive.
No craftsman could afford to keep buying them. You bought a set of
chisels and took care of them... or your work and income would suffer.
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