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Old 12-21-2009, 07:46 PM   #16
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...Used to cost me about $2-5 to pay the sharpener in town to balance, sharpen and retip (if necessary) blades, bits and even kitchen knives. He finally folded since the box store purveyors of cheap blades won.

It's such a shame to see skilled specialists and craftsmen have to close up shop. It's an enormous loss to a community - Seamstresses, Tool and Hardware experts, Cobblers,...and with no young people apprenticing to these folks, we stand to lose a lot, I think.

Well...that was a bummer during Christmas week! Sorry, folks! On a happier note, Have a fantastic holiday season, everyone! Take some of that time off (if you are lucky enough to get some) and do something great with your house. Let us all know what you did when you're done. :-)

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So carry two? Since the good one cannot make that straight edge. The only reason for cheap tools is to sell them to those that do not need to make a living with tools.
let me reiterate, for instance when im setting a straight flex bead on a crooked corner such as a vaulted ceiling , ill load the corner with mud and use the level to set the bead the level gets caked with mud when doing this , why would you use an expensive level for that? sure you can but the cheap one works just as good in that application . i can tape a house better using cheap hand tools than alot of tapers using 1500 dollar auto tools .. its not aways about the tools.
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It's such a shame to see skilled specialists and craftsmen have to close up shop. It's an enormous loss to a community - Seamstresses, Tool and Hardware experts, Cobblers,...and with no young people apprenticing to these folks, we stand to lose a lot, I think.

Well...that was a bummer during Christmas week! Sorry, folks! On a happier note, Have a fantastic holiday season, everyone! Take some of that time off (if you are lucky enough to get some) and do something great with your house. Let us all know what you did when you're done. :-)

WELCOME TO THE FORUM

You've latched on to an extended family here. Hope you share your trials and tribulations with us.

BTW, I agree with what you see happening with the craftspeople. Some trades are dwindling in numbers. Not too much hand-me-down professions anymore.







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