My tool pig experience took a quantum leap when I realized I could buy AND sell tools via eBay or woodworking forums. I try not to own tools I don't use, but I can't walk past a cheap nice old plane at a garage sale without having it follow me home. I enjoy refurbing them, and then finding them new homes with appreciative woodworkers. Some other old tools too. Fortunately, I seem to live in a part of the country where old tools show up pretty regularly at garage and estate sales.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.