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02-29-2012 05:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question

Why don’t tool catalogues or tool advertisements, for that matter, come with ”scratch and sniff” inserts?

I like the smell of tools almost as much a wood!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 05:53 AM

so you can’t get your fix sniffing the piece of paper but actually have to buy the tool. I prefer the smell of fresh tire rubber to the smell of new tools; with tools I prefer the sound of packaging tearing.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 06:27 AM

How would you ever come up with the scent “Foolish lust and desire”? And aren’t we more tactile and visual?
Now the smell of money says: “So how do you like my new block plane, eh? Brought it down with a single shot from a $100 dollar bill.”

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#3 posted 02-29-2012 03:22 PM

That’s all I need is another inducement to read the ads and buy the tools. I have tools around here I bought 2 years ago and have never used….....NEVER!!

As per Gene, I guess I could call it target practice…..gotta get good at buying tools so that when the opportunity arises for a truly needed tool, I’ll know how to do it…...(-:

Perhaps a virtual tool buying ad….......

”Just think how you will really really feel when you reward yourself by buying this platinum plated crow bar, complete with embedded instant digital percussion, torque, and leverage indicators that let you know what you can really accomplish with the ultimate wrecking machine.”

Scratch here for new tool smell.....
Scratch here for disintegrating musty old wet wood smell.....
Scratch here for the tortured galvanized nail smell.....
Scratch here for the scent of the beautiful creature that will mysteriously appear to admire your skill and caress your latest symbol of true worldly success…........

.......just what I need…...right…........(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 02-29-2012 03:27 PM

Oh, the next topic in a row should be….....

“How many of you have tools you bought over a year ago, and have never used, and what are they?
Come on now, fess up, everybody has been a drive buy shopper!”

.......anybody, please go right ahead and post the topic, it’s one on me….........(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 03-02-2012 04:13 PM

Man. I just had my FIFTH sinus surgery. I have NO idea what my tools smell like.

Sigh :-(

LOL @ JimBertelson. The crowbar, presumably, comes in the famous blue Tiffany’s bag …..

I just assembled my Advanced GRRR-Ripper system, after looking at the box for close to a year.

First, you have to pull permits, and have several different inspections for these, before gaining a Certificate of Occupancy.

Second, they were my most difficult woodworking project, to date :-)

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 03-02-2012 04:28 PM

Let me know about the Gripper. I have seen good reviews, but I have a handy device on my Vega fence, the finger saver that is extremely safe and effective.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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