You know as a seasoned woodworker, for three decades, I just can’t believe how the cost of woodworking tools have gone up. I have a list of hand tools I really would like for the shop ig. clamps, turning tools, new lathe chuck, drill bits Etc.. When adding up the prices of these hand tools, im just amazed at what it cost us as woodworkers to either expand into a new area or expand the area we are already in. As a novice, mid-level or professional we all have a love to work with our hands and receive the smell of the wood we are cutting to produce a end result that can be handed down from generation to generation or till someone decides to remodel again. Basically the majority of woodworkers do it for the love of it. Nevertheless, continuing to keep dishing out money at great expense.
In my opinion I believe the cost on these tools could have an adjustment . What are your thoughts on the cost of tools?
-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"