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Blog entry by JR posted 01-05-2008 07:59 AM 690 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once I sneaked it past my wife into my garage, I was free!

It seems it’ll be nice to have one other router that isn’t quite such a beast. I think I can do a lot more with it than I would have considered doing with my Porter.

-- -- JR

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#1 posted 01-05-2008 08:00 AM

Sneaking in huh. I’ve got a new Foredom sitting in the family room and my wife has walked past and hasn’t asked.

She was even standing by the door when the UPS man delivered it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 01-05-2008 08:48 AM

Strange thing is my wife still looks at the Makita 18v Lith Ion that I bought 9 months ago like I picked it yesterday, but completly ignores the other new tools in the shop….she doesn’t go out there much. I stay out of the kitched, she stays out of the shop… working well for me so far. Of course, she stopped with the comments when I replaced her wedding ring that the dog ate…no, I didn’t follow him around the yard and she upsized on the deal.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#3 posted 01-05-2008 09:59 AM

Look out JR on of the Jocks might tell the wife. Only kidding.
I have 3 routers, one is a good Makita that I leave under the the end of the table saw & use as a router table. One is a cheaper variety that I use for general work & the other is a trimmer (circle cutter) that comes in handy.
Ps. I have slipped a couple of things past the wife as well but I am sure she has done the same to me so it evens out in the end.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 01-05-2008 11:00 AM

It’s a good thing Mot hasn’t gotten his patent completed on “The Boxless Sneak” else we would all be paying him royalty checks.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 01-05-2008 04:28 PM

I was just thinking that very thing, Douglas!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 01-05-2008 04:33 PM

If you get away with it for 48 hours you are home free. You can then say “shoot, I’ve had this old thing for a long time.”

P.S. my rule is if it’s less than $100.00 I don’t have to tell. I’m not sure The Boss is aware of this rule, but it’s been in place for several years without too much consequence.

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#7 posted 01-06-2008 02:11 AM

I have a Bosch 1716 that I really like and I have been wanting to get the Bosch colt trim router as well for fine work.

As for sneaking tools, boy do I have it down to a science. Most of my new toys come home for “research and testing, product familiarization, etc.” (I work in a tool store).

-- Happy woodworking!

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