Some of these things are not necessarily the things you might imagine – my band saw and my No. 4 smoothing plane are critical components to the shop, but my electric cup warmer and my old wooden stool are main stays as well, and I use them every day to keep my ever-present coffee hot and my posterior dutifully accommodated.
So what are your favorite things? No rules, but let’s see how many non-traditional woodworking things show up…things you would not normally find in a woodworking store. Leave a list of your favorite things in the comments, and let’s compare!