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Thread: New Tool Justification method

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada

    New Tool Justification method

    I got to thinking this morning about the difference i experienced in morning culture between what i lived with in SA and what i note happens in North America for many.

    So i figured this provides opportunity for the justification for new tools on a monthy basis.

    So here goes

    N. America

    1) Wake up light up a smoke + cost of smokes, lighter at what say 20 per day must be worth at least 7 to 8 bucks a day. That equals $210 per month.
    2) Stop and drive through for coffee, forget the gas idling just the coffee thats $1.56 taking only a single morning stop thats another $46.80.

    So i guess on this basis if i am one who does not smoke and prefer my instant coffee at home, then i got somewhere around $250 for a tool each month without even denting the family budget right.

    Now i know how i can get those LV or LN planes without them even costing anyone a penny.

    Heck would not take long to be able to buy a saw stop. Probably around 1 year of saving. Not bad.

    If loml says what you doing spending the loot on tools i say would you rather i smoke and stop for coffee.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Schenectady, NY
    Sounds like a good plan to me. I don't smoke either and make my coffee at home to take to work.

    Hmmm, what tool do I want next ??
    Don Orr

    Woodturners make the World go ROUND

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    I wonder if the LOML would buy that theory lets do some math here. HMMmmm, I quit smoking 21 1/2 years ago so that is $54,180.00 just in smokes new tools HECK NO I want an entire shop building WITH new tools (doubt if she will go for it)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    I quit smoking and chewing and drinking!
    I think your coffee cost is way low. My nephew in Muncie, we stopped at a Starbuck's for his, $4.95 a cup!

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Independence MO
    SA? South America, or South Africa? (continent or country)

    As an addition

    How much have you saved on loose women and legal fee's, from when the wife has said no?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    My tool allowance should be more than $250 because I don't drink tea, coffee, alcohol, soft drinks and I don't smoke.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    I quit smoking and chewing and drinking!
    I think your coffee cost is way low. My nephew in Muncie, we stopped at a Starbuck's for his, $4.95 a cup!
    That wasn't coffee. That was a foo-foo drink with a little coffee in it
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    North of Reno, NV...middle of the desert
    You know you are not helping my cause, Rob

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Salem, OR
    I like this, it works for me, but LOML would probably not go for it.
    "Have no fear of perfection--you'll never reach it."
    ---Salvador Dali

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    I'm in. That was Easy.

    I have smoked three cigarettes in my entire life. They were when I was in the Marines WWII and bored out of my skull. So I think it is safe to say I have stopped smoking.

    Myrna and I used to kill a six pack of beer a year. I am a celiac and had to quit many things, including beer. So I have stopped beer.

    We would also kill a bottle or two of wine per year. Come to think of it, I haven't had a glass of wine for months so I guess I have already quit that too.

    Now if I could just figure out where to put a new tool if I had one. I can't even go for the new shop mentioned previously. There is no place on our property to build one except areas where the ground is on a 45 degree slope.

    Oh well---


    I have a 1 hp heavy 24/7 duty motor to give away. Come and get it.
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

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