Looking Back: In my imagination, all of my tools are sharp
In my imagination, all of my tools are sharp
Synopsis: A look back to issue #146, in which Andy Rooney holds forth on his tools and his two shops.
If I had known when buying them which tools I would use regularly and which tools I would almost never use, I might have saved enough money to take over Bill Gates’s share of Microsoft. I would also have enough room left in my shop for tools I do use, space now taken up by the tools I do not use. It is certain that the tools I own exceed the total value of anything I have ever made with them, but the satisfaction they have given me simply by their presence is priceless.
My family has a summer place 150 miles north of New York City where most of my woodworking takes place during the three months plus seven weekends a year that we live there. My shop is…