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    Preliminary Semi-Gloat

    One of the guys on my pool league team, Les, is a contractor/finish carpenter. About a month ago, at the end of last season, he mentioned to me that he had a Performax 16-32 drum sander that he hadn't used for years, and it was only taking up space in his shop. I half-jokingly told him I'd be glad to store it for him.

    Tonight was the first night of the season, and just about as soon as Les saw me, he brought up the sander again. He asked if I really was interested in it, and I told him yes, but I wasn't in a position to buy it from him. He said "I don't want any money for it...I'd just like to be able to come over and use it if I ever have a need for it." He said he'd bring it to the pool match next week.

    I'm kinda short on space myself, but I'll find a way to shoehorn it into the shop. It's one of those tools that I probably won't use a lot, but when I do, it'll be worth making the space for.
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    Wow ... that's a nice win-win story. But you seem to be the "winninger" party in the deal.

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    Short of space...... HA!

    I thought you got rid of that mustard monster, so you should have lots of space!

    Congrats, I hope he remains true to his word!
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    Nice!
    You may find you will used it more than you anticipate!

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    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    When I got the one I have, I thought I would use it all the time. Not so, it does take up space. But when I need it, it is a wonderful tool. I wouldn't be without it.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    Good for you Vaughn!! Will be anxious over time to see your reaction to it and how often it is used versus the floor space it consumes.
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    good deal vaughn!!! and like others have said the space is worth the use ten times over.. dormant for a few weeks but the day you need it its worth every inch..
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    Good for you Vaughn shows good things happen to good people

    Should come in handy with those cutting boards.
    cheers

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    I'm a little suspicious. Does this mean Les gets access to your garage cold beverage dispenser whenever he has a sanding job?? Never mind...seems like a fair trade

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