I don't know if this is something that I should post, or if anyone would even find it interesting, but after yesterday I have to share it with someone.
About a year and a half ago I made my son a poker table. I'm in Montana and he's in Denver. So I delivered it to him, he smiled, hugged me and told me how proud he was.
That night my wife told me how much he liked it, but said the the holes for the cup holders were smaller than he wanted and thought if he said anything I may be offended. My answer was to bad i can't enlarge them.
When we returned to Montana, my wife asked me if i ever read all the wood working magazines I subscribe to. Then she produced a magazine that had an advertisement for the Starret Oops Arbor. A hole saw arbor that allows you to use two different size hole saws at the same time. I returned to Colorado and enlarged the cup holders
Two weeks ago she was in my shop as I was cleaning up and throwing trash in the trash can. She noticed several sleeves from my spindel sander. She questioned why I was throwing them away when 1/3 of the spindle was not used , the section in the center. I explained why and she goes in the house, brings out another magazine
and shows me an article on how to take MDF or plywood piece the size of the sander table, cut a center hole for the spindle and raise the stock to the unused area of the spindel.
Yesterday we went to Home Depot to buy a new battery for my drill. It was 7 years old and would no longer hold a charge. I took the old battery with me, found a replacement. I asked the clerk how much, he said 89.00, he went to get one from the stockroom.
My wife than and pointed at a sign that said " Lifetime replacement on all batteries" I tried to explain that mine was 7 years old and that it didn't apply when I bought mine. She pointed it out to the clerk, his answer was "Your right" NO CHARGE!
Believe me, from this point, I have a question or a problem I'm going to my wife and ask if she's seen anything in my magazines that will help me.