@joker said in A sobering thought:
@bunyip said in A sobering thought:
A clean desk/workspace is a sign of a sick mind.
I wish :D
Nah… it is!
@craig said in A sobering thought:
You could do that Craig!
Actually Peter, I couldn’t
I’m not an old school carpenter/joiner. I’m a retired desk jockey … lol
Yeah, you could! Increased degree of difficulty = increased degree of satisfaction and gives and excuse for a crap result!
Without wanting to sound like a Monty Python sketch, when I was young and stupid and didn’t know any better, I owned a hammer, hacksaw, a drill with a 4" saw attachment , one of those screwdrivers that you pulled the shaft out of the handle and it was slotted one end and phillips at the other, and a little surform plane all of which were used to build a little camper fit out in the Bongo Van.
It all worked out OK, so being bullet proof, I refitted our kitchen (in 1974), but I was using the screwdriver as a chisel and shattered the handle. I lashed out and bought a screwdriver set and a 3/8" chisel. I often wonder how rough those jobs were - will never know as we sold both house and van in short order and made enough money to buy a few more basic tools and build a house.
I don’t think any of my tools were sharpened for ten years.
Living on the boat here, my woodworking tool kit isn’t much better - I do have a router and an angle grinder and one of those cheap orange hand-planes made from a bit of bent tin. It’s kind of fun making up new swear words when things don’t turn out! Here’s a pic of my workshop here and pretty much all my wood tools - missing is the duct tape and wd40.