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Chris

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04-25-2015 05:34 PM

As sometimes she or he will surprise you and approve a larger purchse.

Went to the Woodcraft retail store in Walpole, MA this morning to get the Rikon grinder… While there I was looking at the Wolverine Jig. I was thinking “hey that would be great, but maybe later”. We just spent a lot of cash on a quick California vacation. When my wife saw me looking at it, she said, “go ahead”. So right now in the back of my truck.

Ain’t she the best?

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.


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distrbd

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#1 posted 04-25-2015 05:46 PM

Congratulations .
Just watch out for a huge purchase that only makes her happy, how can you say no after what she’s done for you.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 04-25-2015 05:49 PM



Congratulations .
Just watch out for a huge purchase that only makes her happy, how can you say no after what she s done for you.

I can never say no to her.

Example: I was saving for a boat… We used the saving to buy a house instead.

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.

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MrFid

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#3 posted 04-25-2015 09:47 PM

Well you look pretty well set up there now Chris! Maybe I should try the same tactic… don’t know that I’ll get the same results. Was the Walpole one any better? Haven’t been down there yet. Hope things are good with you.
Bailey

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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TheFridge

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#4 posted 04-25-2015 10:00 PM

Lucky dog. Though fo once she didn’t get mad at me for spending 75$ On a plow plane yesterday.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 04-25-2015 11:00 PM



Well you look pretty well set up there now Chris! Maybe I should try the same tactic… don t know that I ll get the same results. Was the Walpole one any better? Haven t been down there yet. Hope things are good with you.
Bailey

- MrFid

Oh man… The Walpole store was like a different world! Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Not to mention a fully stocked store. I got to check out their classroom. As a workshop, it was a dream. I might take a class or 2 down there.

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.

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redSLED

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#6 posted 04-26-2015 12:20 AM

Your story goes against the typically understood behaviour of tool addicts’ spouses. I think your wife is up to something . . .

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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Tennessee

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#7 posted 04-26-2015 12:23 AM

My wife caught me staring at a new Bosch ROS sander about two weeks ago, and put it in the cart. When I protested that I already had one, she only said that the shop makes us some nice folding money, gotta have the right tools….Could not argue with that!

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

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#8 posted 04-26-2015 01:15 AM

Awesome!

Good lord if I brought the little wife in there she would actually know what stuff really costs…and then i would never get another tool ever again.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#9 posted 04-26-2015 01:59 AM

Let me know when you sign up for a class. If it sounds like something I might be into we should do it together. We could carpool to save some gas if you like. During the summer I’ll probably be busy with newborn stuff, but let me know anyway. Good to hear that it’s better that Woo-bin.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Chris

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#10 posted 04-27-2015 09:35 AM



Let me know when you sign up for a class. If it sounds like something I might be into we should do it together. We could carpool to save some gas if you like. During the summer I ll probably be busy with newborn stuff, but let me know anyway. Good to hear that it s better that Woo-bin.

- MrFid

Sounds like a good idea. I’ll probably do it in the fall when race season slows down. I’ll keep you in the loop.

Let’s plan on going to lift a few pints some evening.

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.

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#11 posted 04-27-2015 12:32 PM

You know what Chris? At this point you certainly didn’t get a super-cheap-deal … but it’s HOW you got this deal!
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But this surely will get you a big ‘ol YOU SUCK from me!
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My lathe went toes up a few weeks ago and my wife has been looking at lathes on her laptop and keeps asking “Is this good enough for you?” and “How ‘bout this one?”
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It’s very nice to know that some of us have a real KEEPER on our hands ! LOL

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#12 posted 04-27-2015 01:14 PM

My better half is incredible. I have to keep a close eye on her at shows and in wood type stores. Went to the Woodcraft store in Rockville, MD over the weekend. Before I knew it, she wanted to buy all kings of things that I never use. Then she goes over to the Laguna Mobile Cyclone and asks me, will that work in the basement? I have very limited space now, as nice as it is, that would occupy way too much space. She did put some things on the counter, I put half of them back but did keep a gouge, a Damascus knife and a few other things.

My wife is a definite “keeper” but I have to keep a watch on her.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#13 posted 04-27-2015 04:11 PM

She’s a keeper as long as she doesn’t react like this:

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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