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Being just a newbie to this woodworking craft, I have often asked myself, and wondered what the most important tool in the shop would be. After trying a couple of minor projects, I think I have found the answer. I think, universally, all the Forum Kings would agree. Without it, you are totally inept. The tool?................PATIENCE. with yourself and with your project. Anybody out there disagree?

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I do agree Neal.... it took me a very long time to learn that. Practice and Patience.... don't hurry and rush.... and it will be fun and you will have a sucessful project.

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"What is your most important tool?" Well gee whiz Neal, thats not the sort of question a gentleman answers in mixed company.

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Neal, because I have never had a great deal of patience (just ask anyone who has worked for me [but I did pay well] ), and now well into my seventies have even less, that's why I now keep to small quick projects.

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Being just a newbie to this woodworking craft, I have often asked myself, and wondered what the most important tool in the shop would be. After trying a couple of minor projects, I think I have found the answer. I think, universally, all the Forum Kings would agree. Without it, you are totally inept. The tool?................PATIENCE. with yourself and with your project. Anybody out there disagree?

Thanks for putting up with me.

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Well,

According to Norm Abrams, the three top tools are:
1. Table Saw
2. Jointer
3. Thickness planer.

According to Scott Phillips, they are:
1. Workbench
2. Table saw with a Super blade like a Forest Woodworker II (as one tool)
(saves getting a jointer)
3. Thickness planer.

After that, you start specialize in what you like to do...

I like my Band Saw... then Router...

Everyone has to be able sand, etc.

A scroll saw for small intricate items & craft work...

There's a good start for you...

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What Is Your Most Important Tool?

I would say my PENCIL, without it I couldn't use the others

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I would have guessed... your camera!
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If I had to pick the most important tool in my shop it would be my table saw. I have to have a table saw. No need for a Forrest WWII... lots of great blades out there for much less than that and Freud' s are my favorite blades.... smooth cutting blades for all situations and you don't have to break the bank!

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Hi Joe

You maybe right...

By the way...
I'm still waiting for the snapshots of your Drum Sander ...you know the one you sent off for and the motor from Grizzly ....

dated 12-19-2006
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If I had to pick the most important tool in my shop it would be my table saw. I have to have a table saw. No need for a Forrest WWII... lots of great blades out there for much less than that and Freud' s are my favorite blades.... smooth cutting blades for all situations and you don't have to break the bank!

Corey
I got my WW II a few years ago ON SALE... for around $85

Love it! Worth every penny!

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