Re: WHY DO I KEEP BUYING EQUIPMENT?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dubuke2001" <hawkeyeRL@j...>
> i am writing this as i sit and ponder the events of earlier today.SNIP
my only consolation is
> hearing from other members out there who are possessed with thissame
> ailment. my father and grandfather both were also "collectors". inear
> know i am not CURED, i am fairly certain i will BUY again in the
> future but for today i have had enough. i can relate to the manwho
> stated "this saw followed me home from a sale". tired and pooped inOh yes! I know it well. Every time I buy a new (old) machine I tell
> northern california.
myself that I'm finally finished equipping my shop. Ten the next
auction notice arrives, or someone just happens to mention that old
band saw he's got out in the shed.
The owwm discussion group is part info and part twelve step progam-
the owwm confessions group.
- --- In email@example.com, "dubuke2001" <hawkeyeRL@j...> wrote:
> i am writing this as i sit and ponder the events of earlier today. itI haven't posted much being the owner of what I'd call 'small Arn' (2
> is best that i write this now while i am still sore and tired and
> while the experience is still fresh in my short term memory. this
> morning i loaded a 700 pound Sidney tablesaw and an equally heavy
> POWERMATIC 2-A tenon machine by myself in a rental truck with a
> liftgate but no forklift and deliverd them to a new owner. these were
> two machines i absolutely HAD TO HAVE when i first saw them and could
> not wait to get them home.i eventually sold them after realizing i
> had no room for them.this happens a lot. i can not turn down old
> machinery. i do not have the room to store any more iron but yet i
> keep on buying. i must be nuts-the definition of insanity is
> something like behaving in the same manner and expecting different
> results. i definitely fit this description. my only consolation is
> hearing from other members out there who are possessed with this same
> ailment. my father and grandfather both were also "collectors". i
> know i am not CURED, i am fairly certain i will BUY again in the near
> future but for today i have had enough. i can relate to the man who
> stated "this saw followed me home from a sale". tired and pooped in
> northern california.
DeWalt RAS's, 50's Crapsman TS & a 1917 B&D Drill in the drill stand),
but this group has to be one of the best groups on the web. Everyone
has a sense of humor, yet respectful and tolerant of each other.
With that said, this is in some way's an on-line version of AA. Like
some of the other members have said, "Hello, my name is Greg. I'm
addicted to 'Arn. Not just any 'ole 'Arn. Not that new, clean,
glittery stuff. I'm hooked on the old, dirty, really rusty GOOD stuff
with part's missing!"
Half of the fun is in restoring a tool to it's former glory, or
better. To me, nothing gives you a better idea of how a tool works and
how to best use it than performing a full restoration of the tool
I haven't figured out if this group is either enabling or a cure for
the old 'Arn addiction. But I guess it doesn't really matter in the
long run. There are worse things to be 'hooked on' than what's talked
about here. And referring to 'collecting,' I an living proof that it's
genetic. My dad has the old tools from his dad and older brother, and
eventually I'll inherit them too, but I'm definately in no rush to get
"The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it is