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Dallas

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12-26-2011 05:38 PM

My wife told me, “Spare no expense on my Christmas gift!”

So I didn’t…...

Now she acts like she’s really P.O.’ed at me for some reason.

Women, I’ll never figure them out.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!


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404 - Not Found

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#1 posted 12-26-2011 05:46 PM

It’s a no win situation.
Could have been worse.
What if you’d spent $600 on a food processor…
Wife would still be pissed off because you want to keep her in the kitchen,
and you’d be out 600 bucks.

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#2 posted 12-26-2011 07:06 PM

I think I would have had to buy a nice three hp cabinet saw to make those stick for my wife if she had said that. And of course I’d need a 12 inch joiner and a 18 inch planer (better safe than sorry) to mill up the stock before ripping it. And a Woodmizer sawmill to mill the log into lumber… My, Oh My! That could get right costly by the time it was all said and done…

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#3 posted 12-26-2011 07:27 PM

Herb, You are probably right. But to carry the idea a little further, I would also have needed a new, heated, air conditioned and insulated shop, oh and not to mention the 2000 bd ft kiln.

(and while I’m at it, I will probably need to put in a cot and a bathroom if she happens to read this).

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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HerbC

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#4 posted 12-26-2011 10:09 PM

Dallas,

And of course a new truck to two the new trailer to bring the logs home…

Yeah, it may get lonely in the dog house but at least you’ll have a lot of toys to play with…

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#5 posted 12-27-2011 07:45 PM

Thanks I needed a laugh.
And we will never be able to figure them out..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 12-27-2011 09:28 PM

I’m the guy that spent almost $1000 to build a thread cabinet for my wife’s sewing room (about $20 for material, plus $200 for material for a new workbench, $250 for workbench hardware and vises, and $500 for a new jointer).

She wanted a larger cabinet to store cloth, patterns, and so on. I brought home a couple of sheets of plywood and some 1×4’s … she said: “What’s that?”. I responded: “The cabinet you wanted … it’s a KIT!”.

And then the fight started …

—Gerry

-- 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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Dallas

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#7 posted 12-27-2011 09:35 PM

Her Birthday is O1-01-12, I wonder what I can come up with for her in the next four days?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#8 posted 12-27-2011 09:42 PM

This reminds me of when God spoke to William:

God said, “William, I noticed how good you’ve been over the years and want to give you one request.”

William thought for a minute and then said, ”How about a bridge from San Francisco to Hawaii.

Gad said, “Because of the distance, cost, and danger over so many miles of ocean, that’s not a reasonable request.”

William replied, “O.K. then help me understand women”.

God thought for a while and then asked, “Do you think the bridge should to be two lanes, or four?”

-- John from Horse Shoe

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hhhopks

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#9 posted 02-05-2012 04:31 AM

“Don’t worry about it. You don’t have to get me anything”.

I still hear about it after 20 years after falling into that trick.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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Grandpa

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#10 posted 02-05-2012 04:44 AM

Got my wife a new pair of hunting boots once. I knew she didn’t like to hunt so I went ahead and got them in a size 10D so she wouldn’t have to return them…....

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Dallas

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#11 posted 02-05-2012 05:00 AM

It’s really nice to know that as a group we are not only craftsmen and artisans, but truly absolute gentlemen!

Our wives should be proud to own us!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#12 posted 02-05-2012 06:13 AM

My wife and I quietly decided to skip the whole present thing a few years back. I think that was what we decided. Not sure though, she bought me a ticket to see my folks in Florida this year. I got home late on the 25th.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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rance

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#13 posted 02-05-2012 06:34 AM

Two years ago I bought everything for Christmas for my wife from WoodCraft. She actually enjoyed everything I got her. It’ll be a while before I can get away with that again.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#14 posted 02-05-2012 08:37 AM

Spare yourself a lot of trouble stop trying to figure woman out because not even woman can do that ,words from my Wife.
In stead just use these words “as you wish” :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 02-05-2012 03:39 PM

Jim, I was going to say something similar until I got to your response. I’ll share anyway.

A wise old man once told me there are only two words a man needs to know for a successful marriage.

Yes, Dear.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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