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That is unfortunate Roger, very unfortunate. I wish you the best in the future, and don't be a stranger. We'll leave the light on for you to find your way back.
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Im very sorry to hear your having to get rid of your shop Roger . I hope you stay here as I may need mentoring from time to time , as I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed .
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Tell RainMan, for your last project, you'll help him insulate his garage -- you'll live forever!

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Always sad when one has to move onto pastures new, at a time not of their choosing, but glad you'll still be hanging out with us occasionally. Hate to see all your knowledge go to waste you know

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Roger I am really sorry to hear that. I know that time is coming soon for me and I know how difficult that is going to be. Hope hanging out here will ease the pain a little bit.
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Rog--sorry for the news, but grateful for giving me pause to think for a day...

I'm still looking at 5 years to retirement, then i should be able to get some steady shop time for 10 years or so. When it's time to close the doors, i hope that sites like this are still active and viable so i can give first crack to some of the young bucks. Which reminds me...i need to give SWMBO my username and password (the new one) so that if i check out ahead of schedule--she'd be able to A. make some offers to sell, and B. finally learn the truth about what i really paid!!

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Very sorry to learn about the decision but it was a wise one and made on many a good point. As others have mentioned, a number of us are facing that same decision., may we be able to follow your lead.

Due to the untimely passing of my Brother in law I had the onerous task of selling his shop, some 2K miles away. I did a thorough inventory and contacted the local wood working associations with a detailed spread sheet, including current prices for the items and they were very supportive in getting that information out to their membership. As a result the "sale" was very successful and prices received were commensurate with the quality of the tools and materials. I bring this to your attention only as a reminder of how helpful your local brethren of the woods can be. In a similar vein, where is your shop located?

We look forward to your continued participation in the forum.
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For many of us, that decision is much closer than we would like to think.

Keep in touch, Roger...
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Roger...I applaud your decision and the courageous manner in which you have made it. Thank you for bringing to light the need for all of us to better prepare for our inevitable exit from working with our tools. And congratulations that you included your safety in helping you make that decision.

I can only hope to one day make the same decision at the right time...

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Originally Posted by Gaffboat View Post
. I have no one to pass my tools onto so I guess they will be sold off to strangers.
I have acquired many tools from estate auctions or living estate sales. I have pictures of the tools along with the name of the woodworker I purchased them from to remember where they came from. Somehow a little bit of 'history' makes even a simple tool more special.

If I had a choice, I would prefer to go the 'living' estate sale route for the tools. I have met some great guys this way, and they mention that they are glad the tools are going to someone who is going to enjoy and use them. One nice gentleman and I spent the better part of an hour in his shop taking, (and I bought way too much).
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