I mentioned in a previous post that my little workshop has a very little budget of ten dollars a month. Thus, if I wish to buy anything, a considerable period of savings is required.
One of the things I had my eyes set on was a toothed plane blade, which I would used to build a toothing plane. Such planes were used by the oldtimers of yore for veneering and inlay work, and also to deal with thorny grain. Since I use found lumber and recycled wood, thorny grain is often an issue, so I thought such a plane would be of use. The only drawback is the blade alone runs about fifty bucks.
So I saved and hoarded, until I finally had the money, plus tax, for the blade. And then... the motor on my jigsaw burned out. I would like to have the plane, but I need the jigsaw. So now, I have to save still more, buy something I don't want but need. That's just the way it goes sometimes.
It isn't just that I have to buy this, it's the timing. I was this close. It's like fate, or luck, or whatever, not content with stabbing me in the blindside, wanted to twist the blade a little.
On the other hand, if this is the worst of my problems, I have no problems.