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Yesterday, I thought I heard sleigh bells outside the shop. When I ran outside, all I saw was a FEDEX truck and a fat little bearded guy messing with the chains on grate between the cargo and the cab.
Soon he reappeared carrying this.
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I rushed it into the shop lest the wife see it and start ragging on me for buying more tools. She just doesn't understand.
Soon I had the box opened and what to my wondering eyes should appear but this.
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I soon had it in it’s rightful place.
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Can’t wait to start making raised panels. Yeah, right!

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Congrats Gene, very nice. Santa brought me a
Grizzly GO555LX yesterday, can't wait to get in the shop.
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Hi Gene.

Someone has been nice and not naughty.......

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Yesterday, I thought I heard sleigh bells outside the shop. When I ran outside, all I saw was a FEDEX truck and a fat little bearded guy messing with the chains on grate between the cargo and the cab.
Soon he reappeared carrying this.
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I rushed it into the shop lest the wife see it and start ragging on me for buying more tools. She just doesn't understand.
Soon I had the box opened and what to my wondering eyes should appear but this.
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I soon had it in itís rightful place.
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Canít wait to start making raised panels. Yeah, right!

I can sure relate to to your excitement. Seems like the issue with our wifes is very common among us. My wife just doesn't seem to understand why I would likt to buy a SAW STOP after buying the other much needed tools earlier this year mmm...

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My wife must be the exception. She buys me tools! Recently I was looking at adding a pneumatic stapler to my brad and pin nailer collection while at HD. I didn't see any on the shelves, only the display model so I moved on without purchasing. A few days later, after a trip to HD, she came home with the stapler I was considering. I think she understands that when a tool makes a job easier I'm more inclined to actually do it. When living in the same house for over 30 years it's good to keep the honey-do list as short as possible because with a house that age the list breeds like mice.

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Congrats Gene. What a great gift you got from Santa. May you get many hours of enjoyment with the new router, I am sure you will love it.

Making saw dust in Turtle Creek, PA.
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My wife must be the exception. She buys me tools! Recently I was looking at adding a pneumatic stapler to my brad and pin nailer collection while at HD. I didn't see any on the shelves, only the display model so I moved on without purchasing. A few days later, after a trip to HD, she came home with the stapler I was considering. I think she understands that when a tool makes a job easier I'm more inclined to actually do it. When living in the same house for over 30 years it's good to keep the honey-do list as short as possible because with a house that age the list breeds like mice.
We must have similar wives Oliver. You're right. The trick is to use the recently acquired tool(s) to knock items off the honey-do list.

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My wife came out to the shop not long ago, looked at all the tools and asked, "you going to make any money from all this? I smiled and said, "about as much as you will from all your quilting equipment." I have a pretty well equipped shop, but I've still not spent as much on gear as she has on her sewing machines. But, I'm working on that disparity. I still travel a lot, so she likes the shop because it keeps me around. She just got me a set of high end chisels, which Santa, I'm told, will duly deliver.
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Santa must be doing you guys in the USA early as you are closer to the North Pole, still he has to get the rest of the world done before he comes to Australia as down here the reindeer can't stand the heat, Down here he uses 6 white flying Kangaroos. ref. Rolf Harris. "Six White Boomers". NGM

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