Who would have EVER thought…one of our LumberJock brethren has wronged me! You know,since I made 8 or so posts here and we’re all so tight, know each other so well…I mean, I’d even have helped him move if called upon!
Why am I so upset you ask? Well, I’ll just tell you but first a little backstory. In the last few weeks I’ve ran up on a deal on a Unisaw that I just had to have to replace one of my smaller saws. Shortly after that purchase, I found a good price on a 12 inch turret style Delta radial arm saw. Since my Craftsman wasn’t as accurate as I’d like, I pulled the trigger. I guess the final straw was my 12 inch jointer that was about the same price as the week in the Bahamas I canceled to make the purchase. Here’s a little tip to our younger LJs out there. It doesn’t matter who SAYS they wear the pants in the family, if you EVER want her to take hers off again, DON’T cancel your second honeymoon to buy a woodworking machine! And no, the Super 8 across town and splitting a Happy Meal is NOT just as good! Happy meal my ass, wasn’t ANYTHING blissful about THAT meal. trust me! I still run things around my house though..like the vacuum cleaner… the dish washer…but I digress.
To make a long blog short, I had finally sweet talked the “bookkeeper” into a new saw to complete my collection. I made a post asking about steal of a deal on a LV dovetail saw listed on “A popular auction site” even though I already knew I wanted it. A fellow Jock, let’s call him “Marv” to protect the guilty, replied with how I should jump on the deal, how he had always wanted one too, and how good the price was as opposed to a new one. I thanked “Marv” and clicked back over to make my purchase. All was right in the world, I was getting a new dovetail saw at a price that would make even the boss happy, birds were singing, I found an old episode of Norm using a HANDPLANE, and my truck was getting great gas millage! The page loads and…and…give me a second here…AUCTION ENDED! I MISSED IT!
Well, naturally I come back here to be consoled by my fellow LumberJocks as I knew you’d understand but what do I find? Marv, and his gloat about MY new saw! That hairy backed, 3 sandwich eating, mouth breather had sawblocked me and had the gall to come back, in plain site, and bragged about it! I hope he gets the saw home and it’s kinked AND filed crosscut! I hope his dog gets pregnant, his wife turns gay, and he suffers from anal leakage and uneven tire wear! I hope goes into his shop and someone has replaced every single tool he has with stuff from Harbor Freight! No wait, that’s STILL too good for the greasy elbowed cat jacker…stuff from FINGERHUT!
Shew…It feels good to get that off my chest! On a semi-related note, anyone know where I can buy wood filler by the gallon at this hour? I’m sure I’ll need a couple buckets since I’m back to cutting my dovetails with a chainsaw. Now, was it pins or tails first….?
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