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#1 posted 04-16-2019 05:38 PM

The same can be said for most jigs at rockler and other places, as well as even some tools, etc. But there is a time/cost ratio that some people have to consider.


I think if time is a factor, then maybe you don t have the time to do woodworking in the first place.
- MrRon

Slippery slope there MrRon. Time is ALWAYS a factor. I don’t have time to do much woodworking. If I were made of time I wouldn’t even use power tools. Buying a planer is a time/cost tradeoff that I’m willing to make because it would take me a year of practice to learn to properly surface a board by hand, reliably, quickly, every time. Buying S4S lumber instead of roughsawn is another time/cost tradeofff.
Someone with less money and more time than I may choose to buy only roughsawn, or even to use a hand plane to surface all their stock. Should I say that I don’t have time to do woodworking because I don’t have as much time as someone else?
Not trying to be argumentative, but this is a subject that’s been on my mind a lot because I wish I had more time than I do.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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