While helping Braz retrieve Emma’s new bed from Kris’s parents house today, we happened to begin talking about tools. I was relating my experiences building some small tables for our deck that will hold pots of vegetables and herbs. As part of the discussion I came to the realization that I had almost reached the point of having the proper tools for most any job I want to do.
It is an interesting realization. For many years I have enjoyed building things around the house (or apartment), but I would often find myself wanting to do something but not quite having quite the correct tool for the job. But for this latest project, I was properly equipped. For each task I was able to go the shelves and pull out exactly what I needed to do the job.
I even went so far as to create “stations” around the garage. Table saw in one corner, router in another corner, miter saw in yet another corner, and assembly area by the door.
I still see potential tasks for which the tools I currently have will be inadequate, but as my general rule is I am able to buy one new tool for every major project I tackle, I should be able to flesh out my collection.
Tool-nirvana, here I come!