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buffalo689

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1535 days ago

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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TheDane

3647 posts in 2260 days


#1 posted 1535 days ago

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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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2174 days


#2 posted 1535 days ago

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.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Rustic

3126 posts in 2193 days


#3 posted 1535 days ago

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

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Andrew

709 posts in 1795 days


#4 posted 1535 days ago

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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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

440 posts in 1589 days


#5 posted 1535 days ago

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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buffalo689

170 posts in 1604 days


#6 posted 1535 days ago

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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Jeison

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#7 posted 1535 days ago

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.

Otherwise the convo would probably go…”YOU’RE GONNA SPEND THREE HUNDRED BUCKS ON SOMETHING THAT BLOWS AIR?!”
“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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richgreer

4522 posts in 1671 days


#8 posted 1535 days ago

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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Chris

1867 posts in 2588 days


#9 posted 1535 days ago

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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cstrang

1769 posts in 1765 days


#10 posted 1535 days ago

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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Nomad62

688 posts in 1555 days


#11 posted 1535 days ago

$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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Kent Shepherd

2697 posts in 1883 days


#12 posted 1535 days ago

Gee, I love my wife!!!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Toolz

999 posts in 2339 days


#13 posted 1535 days ago

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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CampD

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#14 posted 1535 days ago

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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live4ever

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#15 posted 1535 days ago

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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