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Tool Picking #3: YUUUUUUUUP!!! - She's a Keeper

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Blog entry by TrBlu posted 781 days ago 1746 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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She is one of my biggest encouragers, whether it’s woodworking or life in general. Would you like to know how special my wife is? Well, today is our 21st anniversary.

What does she do? She lets me get out early to go tool picking at an estate sale.

First up: A pair of handles for a two-man crosscut saw. I don’t really need these, but they were too good to pass up. I will be listing these on ebay within a few days. If anyone has need of them, send me a message and we can work out a trade.

A 24tpi back saw and Stanley speedsquare.

A couple vintage bullnose planes. The larger one is a Craftsman version of a Stanley #78. The smaller plane is a Stanley #75. These will look great cleaned up and in my collection. They will be rehabed and ready for use hopefully in the very near future.

Finally: A super nice two-way ratcheting brace, with bits. Most of the bits are sharp. A couple need a little touch up work. Looking forward to putting this to work on a couple projects real soon.

So, after an early morning of tool picking, I still had to go to my regular job that pays the bills and makes hobbies like this one possible. After a day’s work, take by blushing bride out for a nice quiet dinner (without our teenagers). So after 21 years, what do I have to say about my beautiful bride?

YUUUUUUUUUUUUUPPP!!! She’s a keeper!!!
She’s the best pick I could ever have.


The love of my life and me.

”He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22

Thanks for looking and letting me share.

Tim

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim



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grizzman

6813 posts in 1907 days


#1 posted 781 days ago

yep tim, you got a keeper for sure, you sure had fun this morning, what a great score …hows the hand doing…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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TrBlu

358 posts in 1229 days


#2 posted 781 days ago

Hey Grizz.

Hand is still pretty sore. As long as the swelling is down everything feels fine. But, it does not take much activity for the swelling to come back. I can almost close my hand to make a fist, so we are making progress. I hope to be back full speed next weekend.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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grizzman

6813 posts in 1907 days


#3 posted 781 days ago

sounds like progress, happy anniversary bro…i hope you enjoyed your dinner out…i had hot dogs…lol..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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kiefer

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#4 posted 781 days ago

Tim your are one blessed man and couple .
Hope your hand gets well and the new found tools should be a encouragement .
Congratulations !

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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eddie

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#5 posted 781 days ago

Tim you have found a blessing there it worth more than silver and gold, im talking about your wife not those tools :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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TrBlu

358 posts in 1229 days


#6 posted 781 days ago

Thanks guys.

Eddie: You are absolutely correct!

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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BigTiny

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#7 posted 777 days ago

Speaking as someone coming up on my 38th anniversary with my lovely lady, I can testify to the most important quality a wife can possess:

They put up with us.

‘Nuf said?

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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ArkTvlr

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#8 posted 510 days ago

Do you still have the handles, or did you list them on eBay.

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TrBlu

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#9 posted 510 days ago

Sorry, the handles have sold.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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