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    She left me speechless (pre-emptive gloat)

    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.

    Doug

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    Doug....Congrats on a wonderful wife!

    My wife is older than I. She could have retired 3 years ago. She came to me 4 years ago...told me to find a contractor...build an empty shell...and thus became the 4 year journey of building and finishing my shop. BTW did I mention....she said she'd continue working until I retire....She's paying for the shop....


    Some guys are lucky enough to find a woman who loves them..... Hang on to her buddy! She's a keeper!
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    Do you know how many inquiries as to the marital status of any potential sisters you are going to get? Sounds like a great catch and that love and support are almost certainly returned, I'll wager.
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    If it runs in the family, I'd be interested in potential single brothers.

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    Yep, she's definitely a keeper!

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    upgrade???

    sounds like a new look at upgrading we all upgrade our tools perhaps some of us could look into other aspects. you got a keeper for sure. i got one that im happy with so wont be in the runnin!!!
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    Congrats Doug, for both the upcoming tools and finding a partner like LOYL.

    And I don't consider your post to be off topic at all. We'll all be glad to help you spend your new tool budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    If it runs in the family, I'd be interested in potential single brothers.
    So what are you looking for Carol? Someone to cook,clean & do the laundry while you run Lathes, routers & such.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Hey, that's a start, Bart!

    But I can compromise. I'll do the laundry.

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    We just moved into a house that is three years old. We got a real good deal on it since it was in pre-foreclosure. We did not need any of the money we had saved for a down payment, so my wife told me to build a detached garage for a workshop with it. I have been doing woodworking as a hobby for over thirty years using an attached garage or an unfinished basement. She said she was tired of saw dust in the house. And like a good husband I did what she told me to do. I hope to be making saw dust by spring.
    Last edited by Joe McCormick; 12-29-2007 at 06:43 AM.

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