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Forum topic by buffalo689 posted 05-10-2010 07:54 PM 1835 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2010 07:54 PM

Just got off the phone with mrs buffalo..”I need to spray the next job coming up, the only way to get that deep red mahogany stain job to look like ” a paint job”.. my 2 qt pressure pot spyaygun is over 25 yrs. old and tired…and so am I , so I ordered a new one…..” HOW THE %#&# are we going to PAY FOR THAT?” she asks…we’ll manage like we always do ..”Oh all right”. Whats your next tool and how much pain does it cost?

-- bill

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#1 posted 05-10-2010 08:01 PM

I don’t know how they expect us to do a proper job without the right tools!

I occasionally remind SWMBO that her sewing room has one machine in it that cost more than all of my tools combined!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 05-10-2010 08:09 PM

I guess I’m lucky my wife use to say do we really nead that ,now when I say I need a certian tool she says why don’t you buy one.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 05-10-2010 08:15 PM

I always ask first that is how you keep the peace and your marriage together

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 05-10-2010 08:25 PM

So I need a couple of new routers, all the bits, an ocillating drum sander, a large compressor, a pin nailer, and a larger jointer. Oh yeah some hand planes, and new chisels, you know really good ones, not just the crappy ones I bought for $5 for a set of 4. There is always going to be about $4000 worth of turning supplies, vacumn chuck, vicmarc chuck, gouges and scrapers, Mc Naughton system, Henger VB36. I don’t even ask anymore, I just dream. I have been blessed with too many tools and not enough garage, 5 or 6 years from now I hope to have my ultimate shop, when that day arrives, WMH tool reps will line up at my door. Until then I only get what I absolutely need, and if its over $100 well I need to adjust the project. My Wonderful wife has been very supportive of my needs and wants. I have done very well in the GET department, and I will be happy for the next half decade.
Good Question.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#5 posted 05-10-2010 08:31 PM

My wife raises and breeds German Shephards!
I just spent 1,600.00 on a stud dog!
I’m covered for a couple years on tools that I want and need!

-- dumpster diver delux

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#6 posted 05-10-2010 08:39 PM

skeezics..I told her after i ordered it ..a1Jim, I’m lucky that way, but she likes to growl once in a while, I love gettin new tools !

-- bill

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#7 posted 05-10-2010 08:47 PM

thats one of the redeeming qualities of being single again. there’s nobody to yell at me when i buy my makita compressor and a set of nailers.

“Oh Yea well last time we were in a jewelry store you wanted me to spend twice that on chunks of carbon.”
Man, I never think of good comebacks when I need them.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#8 posted 05-10-2010 09:06 PM

I’m a lucky man. I never question how my wife spends money and she never questions how I spend money. Fortunately, we both exercise some self-discipline and restraint (her more than me).

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#9 posted 05-10-2010 09:11 PM

I’m a lucky man too… My wife and I are both into forms of woodworking. I rarely get a lot of arguments. I recently purchased a new powermatic Jointer; the old one was/is a Stanley #8 :) So, when asked why a project is taking so long I just had to point at the hand plane!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 05-10-2010 09:15 PM

I need a new jointer and planer for my next few jobs… the buying process goes something like this.

New 15” planer… $2000
New 8” jointer… $1800
Seeing my friends reactions when they find out how much I pay for shop equipment… Priceless.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#11 posted 05-10-2010 10:11 PM

$300 bucks on something that blows air… man, I spent alot more than that getting married. Just kidding dear!

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#12 posted 05-10-2010 10:18 PM

Gee, I love my wife!!!


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#13 posted 05-10-2010 11:39 PM

I just ordered some (30) SOSS barrel hinges and 3 metric forstner bits to match the3 different sizes sizes after I showed them to Laura she said “those are really neat, why don’t you get some in different sizes.” I am currently working on a jewelry/keepsake box for her.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#14 posted 05-11-2010 12:10 AM

I’m self employed contractor and every purchase is a write-off.
She loves what I make and currently I’m redoing the Laundry room over with 15 cabinets when there was none,, should be covered for awhile.

-- Doug...

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#15 posted 05-11-2010 12:13 AM

My wife just got me a Sawstop for my bday. You can bet the first five hundred things on my list are going to be for her, lol. But I have to practice before getting to her important projects, don’t I? :p

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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