Cliff notes: I fancy myself as an amateur wood worker. I've built some ok things (entertainment center, subwoofer enclosures, jelly cabinet for my wife, etc) and made due with a good ol' Home Depot table saw, a dremel, some other random tools. But, a few years ago my wife's uncle (who is approaching 80) decided to sell his woodworking equipment. He made me a deal I just couldn't pass up on a Shopsmith Mark V, a Shopsmith band saw, and a Shopsmith belt sander. For those of you who don't know what the hell that is, here's the basics on a Shopsmith: <a class="postlink" href="http://www.shopsmith.com/markvsite/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.shopsmith.com/markvsite/index.htm</a> Now, mine is an older model, but it has every damn attachment ever. Ever. Ev-er. Brand new, it's a $3000 machine. The attachments are probably another grand or so. The bandsaw is $500. The belt sander is $400. Basically, I got $6k worth of woodworking equipment for $1k. I bought it two years ago. Know how many times I've used it? Yep. Zero. First, I'm a bit intimidated by it: It's an amazing machine. Second, I just haven't wanted to bother. It's a lot easier to yank out my circular saw than drag that thing out, read the 300 page instruction manual, and get to work. However, he gave me some books with it, and there are some cool toys (like an all wooden hook and ladder fire truck, or wooden train) that I know I could build my kids, and they would hand down to their kids someday. But frankly, I just don't feel like breaking it out. Which pisses off the wife a bit. I can't turn around and sell them, but I just can't be bothered to use them. We do karate as a family. I went out and bought a leg stretching machine so I could increase my flexibility for kicking. After using it religiously for two weeks, it's down in the basement next to the Shopsmith. Focus: What have you bought because you just had to have it, but barely (if ever) use? What the fuck were you thinking?