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Are there any tools that you've found indispensable over the years?

Think for a minute about what tools you've found indispensable over the years.

Before you watch this video, please post what that tool is in the comments.

After you finish the video, you can see where you match up to what some other makers have said.

Try not to read anything else before you post though, as there's a lot of potential to sway your opinion on this topic.




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Goodhart3 years ago
The tools I need to get (but can not purchase) are: motivation, inspiration, and finally persperation. :-)
StumpChunkman (author)  Goodhart3 years ago
I feel perspiration is overrated. Motivation and inspiration I'm always wanting more of...but perspiration...I'd be glad to work without it ^_^
Ok, for me its a given, so change that to ASPIRE. ;-)
StumpChunkman (author)  Goodhart3 years ago
hahahaha...I aspire to perspire...but only when working out.
Seriouisly though, I have to somehow motivate myself to start making again.....life just has a tendancy to get in the way, and then, the mind wants to chime in: What's the USE *sigh*
I haven't a choice, asleep or awake, moving or stagnant, I perspire :-)
StumpChunkman (author)  Goodhart3 years ago
Yeah...I have that same problem...which is why I don't want it so much. right now, I'm sweating as I search the internet, it makes me feel a bit out of shape, but I'll run for 45 minutes later tonight (when it cools off a bit outside)...so I'm pretty sure I'm not THAT out of shape. At least I don't get winded searching online.
Kiteman3 years ago
Absolutely indispensable: my Leatherman Juice.

Gets more use than I expected: my scroll saw.

StumpChunkman (author)  Kiteman3 years ago
I have several leathermen, but they don't tend to get any use. I'll tell you what gets used more then just about any other item I have (surprisingly), my butterfly knife. Any and everything I need to cut, that is my go-to tool. I think it might be most used item, because it's the only one that doesn't have a home with all of my other tools. Meaning it's always on the shelf ready to go (it doesn't hurt that it's fun to play with too).

I do need a scroll saw though. That's a good one!
I got a second hand one, £20. I even use it to trim bamboo skewers!
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