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    Avatar Of Mike In TnMike in TN
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    A lot of us older folks that have been into old tools and woodworking books for a while probably have more than our share. I thought it would be great if we could somehow get some of our tools, etc. to some of the beginners (regardless of age) that are having so much trouble finding the tools they need. I am not a dealer and while I don’t want to loose money in the bargain, I don’t mind seeing some my pile going to those who truly need them, even if I don’t get top dollar.

    Any other folks want to participate in something like this and do you have any ideas on how we could make sure it gets done in a way to meet the goal?

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    • Avatar Of James WrightJames Wright
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      I wish

      I wish I could help, but I started with traditional wood working a few months ago. I think this would be a fantastic resource for people in my place (tool budget is $10 a month) or having a list of where other traditional woodworkers are located so I could have a near by friend I could learn from and borrow THAT tool from time to time.

    • Avatar Of Mike In TnMike in TN
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      James,

      Nearly every area has some woodworkers around. Try advertising in your local Craigslist or looking into local resources such as community centers that sometimes offer classes. Try asking and posting at local craft and tool stores. Haunt any local craft fairs to find local crafters. They could probably help you locate other woodworkers in your area with similar interests. Woodworkers are a pretty generous lot and I am willing to bet there is a local who would love to have you over for a cup of coffee and some shop time.  In the meantime, if you have specific tool needs post it. Someone here may have an extra laying around.

      Have fun

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    • Avatar Of BillBill
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      That’s a good idea, but the implementation is tricky. I think Mike has it right…people who need tools should post a WTB ad and state that they have limited funds, need a starter tool, etc. Then those of us who may have that particular tool can hook them up with a fair price.

    • Anonymous
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      Looking for tools in Georgia

      I have decided that I would like to learn traditional woodworking and have absolutely no tools. I would be interested in finding someone local that may have some old tools for sale.

    • Avatar Of Eric TEric T
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      Hey Adam,

      Where in GA are you located? I’m in south GA.

      • Anonymous
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        I’m in South metro Atlanta. Coweta county.

    • Avatar Of Mike In TnMike in TN
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      Hi again Adamreuter,

      I was wondering how your search for tools was going and if there were any particular tools you were still looking for.

       

    • Avatar Of David SvennigsenDavid Svennigsen
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      Woodworking Tools

      I recommend you to follow ToolsBros buying guide. It’ll be very helpful to choose relevant home tools if you are beginners.

    • Avatar Of `Janet Elmore`janet elmore
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      Wood Ship Kits

      Hi Everyone,

      Anyone here having interest in building wood ship kits or ship model kits.

    • Avatar Of Lissa MartinLissa Martin
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      Hi Andrew,

      I love to build wood ship kits, I my hobby and I enjoy it a lot.

    • Avatar Of Ryan ShanleyRyan Shanley
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      Newbie looking for my first #5 jack plane

      I’m new to this stuff, but quickly got obsessed with learning about traditional techniques and tools. (And anyway I have limited space and funds, so probably won’t ever have power jointer/planer machines.) But I’ve been doing research and now I’m looking to buy my first #5 jack plane. The identification key on this site has been great for knowing the type/year of planes I see on eBay, thanks! But the prices on eBay are often high. Any chance someone on here has an extra #5 jack plane collecting dust, that they’re willing to sell for a fair price? I’m in NY, but happy to pay shipping. And happy to do some restoration to an old tool, if necessary. Thanks for any tips!

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