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    Got $300.00 to spend

    I put my silver change in a big bucket every night and every 6 months or so and take it to the change sorter at the bank. It's my mad money tool fund. Today I got almost $300.00.

    Not sure what I want to spend it on. I have been looking around for a 12" disk sander, but seeing all the carving going on around here lately has sort of peaked my interest.

    I'd like a real nice set of chisels.
    Maybe a bunch of bullet pen kits? The gun shop in the next town wants to put some in his display case.
    I'd really like a Bisenmeyer fence.
    I'd really like an Incra fence
    Since I'm out of walnut maybe $300.00 bucks worth ??

    This money is separate from my official tool fund and it's burning a hole in my pocket already.

    Any ideas to help me spend it ????
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    i would get the kits to make the pens and make more with it bob,, as for some walnut , my delivery guy isnt going your way i dont think.. but i can ask i am in the wantlist for a lrg disc sander but the shellix head on the planer is on the top of the list
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    That's great position to be in Bob! You have some nice alternatives, but my guess is that you have intuitively landed on what you really want; a new hobby - carving. Go for it! Looks like a great pastime!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Launier View Post
    That's great position to be in Bob! You have some nice alternatives, but my guess is that you have intuitively landed on what you really want; a new hobby - carving. Go for it! Looks like a great pastime!
    It does look like a fun pastime but unfortunately I was not blessed with the genes of patience, imagination or talent
    That's why I love power tools
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    i would get the kits to make the pens and make more with it bob,, as for some walnut , my delivery guy isnt going your way i dont think.. but i can ask i am in the wantlist for a lrg disc sander but the shellix head on the planer is on the top of the list

    I forgot about the helix head. Gotta add that to my list as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    i would get the kits to make the pens and make more with it bob,, as for some walnut , my delivery guy isnt going your way i dont think.. but i can ask i am in the wantlist for a lrg disc sander but the shellix head on the planer is on the top of the list
    Should have said something when you where here. My 12 inch is just sitting under the bench collecting dust. And just to add salt to the wound it could have been bought with walnut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    It does look like a fun pastime but unfortunately I was not blessed with the genes of patience, imagination or talent
    That's why I love power tools
    Plus in my case I would wind up cutting my thumb off or some other appendage on my hand that I would rather not...
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    I think you should take your wife out for a night on the town, dinner and a show maybe, or maybe a night out of the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    I think you should take your wife out for a night on the town, dinner and a show maybe, or maybe a night out of the house.

    Darn !!!!!!! Now you got me feeling guilty She did mention that she wants to go antiquing next weekend up North. She also mentioned Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun. Maybe a day and night away would be a good idea.

    Not sure if I'm feeling that guilty though
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