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Busy listing yet more tools for sale, and it occurs to me it’s always been about the process rather than the result for me. Each extra tool I have decided to sell in an effort to streamline my shop grabs at me as I photograph and describe it. There was a reason I acquired it in the first place, often having to do with the pure pleasure of holding it in my hands and, in the case of many older tools I have picked up over the years, a feeling of connexion with the past — not that I have any false romantic notions about the past which for many woodworkers was a hard, very unromantic life. This feeling of connexion and continuity is grounding and reassuring in today’s lightening fast constantly changing movie.