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This how most people picture woodworkers after saving all that money.

Advancements in computer technology have finally resulted in all-knowing AI programs. Thanks to this brave new world, we’re finally able to ask the hard-hitting questions woodworking philosophers have never been able to answer. This week we’re asking “How can I prove that I’m saving money by building furniture instead of buying it?”

Oh you sweet innocent child. In the time that it takes you to read that sentence I can run thousands of scenarios and guess what, in every single one you end up spending more money making the furniture yourself.

You walk in with dreams of a simple bookshelf but leave with a shopping cart full of tools you never knew existed. You’ve got your basic saw, hammer, and nails, right? Wrong! Now you need a jigsaw, a miter saw, a router that sounds like it’s auditioning for a horror movie, and let’s not forget the orbital sander that promises smoother finishes than a Barry White love song.

It’s not just about tools; it’s about turning your garage into a hardware store annex. Need a clamp? Sure, but why stop at one when you can have an entire army of clamps ready to take on any wood-joining emergency? You start with a tape measure, and suddenly you’re measuring your debt in inches.

Oh, and let’s not overlook the moment when you realize that your tools need a home, so now you’re investing in a tool chest that’s practically the Taj Mahal of storage solutions. It’s a masterpiece, just like the furniture you envisioned… but with a significantly smaller chance of impressing anyone who isn’t impressed by tool organization.

So, congratulations! You’ve now got a workshop that could rival Tim “The Toolman” Taylor’s, but your bank account is weeping in the corner. Building furniture may be a labor of love, but your tools are staging a financial coup, and they’re winning.

Harsh truths dropping today. What questions should we seek the answers to next?

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