I picked up my first piece of lumber in August 2006.
Thats a bit over 3 years in this hobby.
Ive spent approx 9000-10000 on power tool purchases, most of them only on sale prices.
Ive spent approx 1500 on handtools.
Ive spent approx 4000 on hardwoods, alot I still have left.
Ive spent approx 7000 on assorted lumbers as PT, cedars, redwood, pine, etc.
I cant even begin to count the amount of drill bits, router bits, blades, and other essentials needed to run my machines.
I started from scratch, so Ive spent an enormous amount of money on hardware.
Ive made approx 2000 dollars in sales, not that I ever looked for sales, most of that from Adirondack chairs.
Throw in paints, thinners, and chemicals, brushes and pads for all that, another pretty penny.(I bought a can of mineral spirits yesterday, 12.59 from lowes. I think I went through 20 or 30 cans of mineral spirits alone, not to mention expensive outdoor urethanes)I dont let a coffee can or tee shirt go into the recycle bins anymore, I use anything and everything I can. I take apart anything Im going to throw out, and save the screws, washers, nuts, parts, tubing, metal, anything I might one day have a use for. I even take other peoples garbage and strip parts, especially drawer slides and pulls.
I havent even gotten into much lathe work, I could only imagine the costs Im going to have.
Im currently waiting on sales for the Jessum sliding table for my TS, and soon will purchase a mortiser.
This is an expensive hobby.
The sad part about it all , is that compared to most seasoned woodworkers, I basically dont own 1/10th of what most own in router bits and specialized tools.
While its not a sailboat, its still quite expensive.
(Id like to add I did sell my 99 dollar ryobi tablesaw for about what I paid for it)