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272868 Bill Webber 2021‑02‑21 Re: Newly-found joiner's toolbox
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.

Bill W.
Nottingham, PA
Woodworkers visit me at http://bi
llwebber.galootcentral.com/

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