I made a small box for my mom for Christmas and my wife Cindy came down to watch me for a while. I am a fairly new turner having my Jet Mini about 9 months and have a boxed set of beginner tools that I bought when I got the lathe. I have added a couple of better tools but the budget doesn't always allow what I would like to have. On the way home from mom's house Cindy asked me what my better tools cost. After I told her, she insisted that I use the raise I just got and buy one new tool with each paycheck. She also told me that I should plan on using next years Christmas bonus to purchase a bigger and better lathe, (this years went for my daughters wedding in early December). I know this is a little off topic but I don't know where I would be without Cindy's love and support so I had to share this future gloat.
Hoping you all have a Happy and Joyous new year.