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Becoming handy helps a lot


Personal woodworking projects, fixing stuff around the house etc. is much better than either doing nothing or using all that time sitting around in front of your computer or phone.

It keeps your mind off of anxiety inducing thoughts, it's enjoyable, kills boredom etc. And once you're good at it you can use the skills to make stuff for yourself(or even find a new job). Reading is cool but IMO it's not the best use of all your free time, especially since you're on the computer and it's too easy and tempting to use the internet and get wrapped up for hours of wasting time.

Just some advice I wanted to share, I don't think I've seen it talked about on this site. It doesn't matter how small the project is, just working on something/anything has so many benefits for SAD people.
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True, it's therapeutic and you can use your skills to impress people. Tools are not cheap though.
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True, it's therapeutic and you can use your skills to impress people. Tools are not cheap though.
Yes therapeutic, stress reducing, mentally rewarding and stimulating.

Imo the tools are well worth the costs but it doesn't have to be expensive, you don't need all that much or expensive A-list products to be set.

Some great woodworking youtube channels out there that can help out in regards to that.
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You can find some good deals on tools at pawn shops. I was working on my truck a couple months ago and needed a 3/4" drive ratchet and some metric sockets. Got the ratchet for $20 and sockets for $1-2 per pound depending on generic or brand name. Would have cost 3-4x that at the hardware store.
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Yeah if you're screwed, get screwing .... My youngest brother has lots of tools I use sometimes, if I can get motivated.






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True, it's therapeutic and you can use your skills to impress people. Tools are not cheap though.
Yes therapeutic, stress reducing, mentally rewarding and stimulating.

Imo the tools are well worth the costs but it doesn't have to be expensive, you don't need all that much or expensive A-list products to be set.

Some great woodworking youtube channels out there that can help out in regards to that.
It depends on what kind of projects you work on. I'm building an overlanding rig rn based on an isuzu rodeo and I need to buy something new everytime I run into a problem. I have to replace the steering gear box and I needed to buy several extensions and crows foot wrenches just to get to the bolts lol.

But true, there are ways to circumvent costs. I found a 20 Ton shop press on offer up that I'm trying to get for $20. We'll see how that goes lol.
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How can I become handy when I'm useless...

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How can I become handy when I'm useless...
Everybody who's handy started out "useless"(if that's what you want to call it) just remember that.
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