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Gator

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758 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: sander

This was just to good of a day to keep to myself.

My wife and I went for a drive today, met the inlaws for lunch, and were just having a nice bonding day. I needed a few more router bits for a project I am starting, so hey… Rockler is only 50 miles away, so lets drop in and see if they have them. So I was browsing the router bits, and my wife says .. “hey this stuff over here on sale, do you need any of it” I look over and she is looking at a Jet DX-1100 dust collector, and a Jet JB05-5 spindle sander. My heart flutters for a second, I quickly make eye contact with the sales guy, as if to say.. “did she just say what I think she said” and his eyes are as big as mine.. and I say.. “why yes honey, that spindle sander would be really handy for that sculpted table I am building for YOU right now, and that old King dust collector I currently have really is getting tired, and you know how tough dust is on a fellows lungs. The LOML is a nurse, and knows what is best for me (*_^) She says, “well you will not likely find a deal like this again soon, so lets just get them while we are here”. Well being the devoted guy I am, how could I argue with her logic. I was in such a daze, I damn near forgot my router bits.. LOL

Both new additions to the shop are now assembled, and ready for action.

Did I mention, that I am the luckiest guy in the world !!

Gator

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.


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BlankMan

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#1 posted 758 days ago

JBOS-5. I’ve had one for years, love it, great score! So if I can ask what was the price? I got mine back when they were around $300 and at one of Woodcraft’s %10 sales so that helped. Now they’re almost $500! All I can say is I’m glad I bought a lot of my stuff when I did, the prices these days are really getting up there.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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Gator

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#2 posted 758 days ago

Sorry, meant to post this originally. Both units were on sale for $399.00 each. I have wanted a spindle sander for some time now, and was really struggling with what one to get. I have heard a lot of good things about this unit, so I am eager to try it out.

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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robdem

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#3 posted 758 days ago

Sounds like shes a keeper you should bring wife shopping more often.

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lieutenantdan

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#4 posted 758 days ago

Can I borrow your wife for a trip to Woodcraft??

-- "Of all the things I have lost in life, I miss my mind the most."

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cutworm

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#5 posted 757 days ago

A banner day for certain. I celebrate with you. But watch out, she may have bigger plans and be baiting you….
“Honey this living room suite is on sale. Like the tools you bought.”

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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ShaneA

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#6 posted 757 days ago

Congrats, on the wife and the new gizmos.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 757 days ago

Did you check to see if she had a fever?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Pdub

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#8 posted 757 days ago

Gator has the secret to a happy marriage. Always listen to your wife, (at least when she is agreeing to tools!) Congrats on the shop additions.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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Gator

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#9 posted 757 days ago

She is actually incredible about my hobby, and tells me that as my skills in the shop improve with each new creation, I seem to become more handsome…LOL

She is really good at giving me advice on what tools I should be getting for my shop. Her last suggestion was my table saw upgrade. I took her to a wood show (settle down ladies, I am taken) and she saw the Sawstop demonstration, and the nurse in her demanded I buy this saw right then and there, no debates. She was almost angry the guy did not have one with him so we could get it right now !! So the following week, I got my new table saw.
I just can’t argue with her reasoning, as she really does know what is best for me.

Gator

-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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Richard

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#10 posted 757 days ago

Does she have a sister?

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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Kookaburra

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#11 posted 757 days ago

Or a brother? :)

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Tennessee

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#12 posted 757 days ago

My wife is similar, lets me get what I want, but not insistent. Whoh! Certainly your best friend!!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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Mainiac Matt

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#13 posted 757 days ago

I think my wife needs to go back to school….

NURSING SCHOOL!!!

:^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Calgaryguy

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#14 posted 757 days ago

“why yes honey, that spindle sander would be really handy for that sculpted table I am building for YOU right now

Lol, too funny. All ways emphasise that you are only thinking of your wife’s intrests when purchasing new woodworking equipment ; )

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Bob817

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#15 posted 757 days ago

N I C E !! That’s one for the books…sure somethin isn’t up? Your turn is coming you know, I’m sure.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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