Nothing like fabricating the stuff you need to get some woodworking done Stu! I admire that in anyone. It also seems that this kind of mentality is gain popularity on FWW.
I think that is one of the reasons I liked this place so much. I could come on here, describe a self-made tool or jig and no one lamb-basted you for making it when there was a commercial thing available to buy.
It just seems like lately there is more and more "self-made" creations on here. I am not sure which I am more proud of...FWWers for coming up with so many creative ideas, or the forum for just being so open and casual that it fosters self-creation ideas?
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"