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    • August 20, 2019 9:45 AM EDT
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      Honey,

       

      I need a $10,000 metal lathe so I can build a $100 sander. Wonder how that would work out.

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    • August 20, 2019 11:14 AM EDT
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      You'd be asking for ANOTHER hole in your head!

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    • August 20, 2019 3:18 PM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Honey,

       

      I need a $10,000 metal lathe so I can build a $100 sander. Wonder how that would work out.

      It’s all in how you phrase the question and the value you put on your tools. I would ask this way:

       

      ”Woman, I’m buying a $10,000 metal lathe because that’s what I want and I don’t want any lip from you!” ...... that’s what I would think,  but she would hear:

      ”My dear beautiful and loving wife, may I please buy a very expensive metal lathe so that I might build drum sander and in doing so save multiple thousands of dollars on the sander?”  She would then say, “well, why wouldn’t you just buy the sander instead of spending all that money on the lathe and then still have to build the sander?”  To which I would reply, “Honey that’s why I married you, you are so smart.  Consider it done.”

       

      Now I got the sander and didn’t have to build it. 

       

      That at all sounds good, doesn’t it?  In the end, I would probably just have hole in my head and a chewed rear end, no lathe and no sander

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    • August 20, 2019 4:17 PM EDT
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      And I heard blah blah blah then

      ”  In the end, I would probably just have hole in my head and a chewed rear end, no lathe and no sander

       

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    • August 20, 2019 6:07 PM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      And I heard blah blah blah then

      ”  In the end, I would probably just have hole in my head and a chewed rear end, no lathe and no sander

       

      That pretty much sums it up 

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    • August 20, 2019 7:07 PM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Honey,

       

      I need a $10,000 metal lathe so I can build a $100 sander. Wonder how that would work out.

      You don't know how this game is played.

      You never mention the actual price.

      When asked, and only if/when asked, you list a bunch of projects you could do with the tool, even though you know you will never get around to doing half of them.

      You can also explain that you aren't wasting money like (someone she sort of knows) by going out drinking, partying, wasting money on a broken down old boat, or car, or whatever frivolous thing that person does. Also, while that person will still have a broken down whatever when he is done throwing money at it, you will have a tool that will retain its resale value.

      Then there is the savings in that you could make such and such instead of buying such and such.

       

      Yea, I have slept on the couch before.

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    • August 21, 2019 8:40 AM EDT
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      David Maynard said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Honey,

      I need a $10,000 metal lathe so I can build a $100 sander. Wonder how that would work out.

      You don't know how this game is played.

      You never mention the actual price.

      When asked, and only if/when asked, you list a bunch of projects you could do with the tool, even though you know you will never get around to doing half of them.

      You can also explain that you aren't wasting money like (someone she sort of knows) by going out drinking, partying, wasting money on a broken down old boat, or car, or whatever frivolous thing that person does. Also, while that person will still have a broken down whatever when he is done throwing money at it, you will have a tool that will retain its resale value.

      Then there is the savings in that you could make such and such instead of buying such and such.

      We need something new  she is getting tired of hearing this each time we need and engine,car etc...

       

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    • August 21, 2019 4:27 PM EDT
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      But, it was at a "give away price" I just couldn't pass it up.

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    • September 3, 2019 7:00 PM EDT
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      So I cleaned the shop from top to bottom. Made people take home stuff they were "storing" in my garage, made my wife take her crap to her she shed (well some of it she still has a set of shelves in my shop) and rearranged stuff so I can move around. I hooked up my central dust collector to my bigger machines, still need to do the smaller ones. I created a center island of tools that I can walk around. Its a much friendlier layout.

       

      I also joined "lumberjocks" which is a forum very similar to this one for wood workers. A community, more than just information. I went there for some advice and ended up throwing my name in the hat for a "mallet swap", something similar to our build challenge. We have until Nov 7th to build a mallet or hammer, then we ship it to another participant and we get one in return. I am building the "backyard whammer" a dead blow mallet with leather faces made from a piece of Bing cherry from my father-in-law's backyard and a piece of the bosses backyard walnut.

       

      Need to do some train stuff but its nice feeling good enough to be in the shop.

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    • September 3, 2019 8:42 PM EDT
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      I'm glad you claim to have made progress on cleaning the shop, but you know the rules ..... pictures or else you just sat around holding the chair down all weekend as far as we know .  We do want to see pictures of the mallet before you send it to its new owner.

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    • September 3, 2019 11:16 PM EDT
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      Believe it or not this is clean and organized. There is still way to much crap in there but at least now I can get to everything. The table in the left of the lower picture is a rolling/folding project table. When not in use it folds up and stores on the wall. so it is usually out of the way. I have it down because I had to use the router flattening sled to mill down the cherry.

       

      As for the mallet I will show progress and the finished project. I am surprised at how fast I am building it. I am using a pattern from Wood magazine and I already have all the pieces cut. It isn't gonna take me long at all to build it. I have some added details that will slow me down plus I guess people always put a little something extra in the box so I am going to make a hanger for the wall to display it while not in use.

       

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at September 4, 2019 3:29 AM EDT
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    • September 4, 2019 1:15 AM EDT
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      Another yard tree. This is a piece of the bing cherry from my father-in-laws tree he had to have removed. A lot different in many ways to Black Cherry which is one of my favorite woods. But this stuff is pretty. This is a piece cut off fro truing the block so I could cut pieces from it. I applied one coat of linseed oil just to see what it would look like. Not at all a bad looking piece of wood.

       

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    • September 4, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

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      Wow, that really is a beautiful piece of wood! 

    • September 5, 2019 9:05 AM EDT
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      So here is the start to the mallet for the mallet swap I am doing. That cherry wood is working out nice.

       

       

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    • September 5, 2019 10:07 AM EDT
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      This "mallet" is this...

      ...or this...

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    • September 5, 2019 10:50 AM EDT
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      its like the first one Joe

       

      also though making the second one out of wood would be fun also.

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    • September 5, 2019 8:29 PM EDT
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      Great start, Devon.  The walnut and cherry will compliment each other very well.

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    • September 5, 2019 9:55 PM EDT
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      Thanking Joe for making you clarify things, Dev.

       

      I was puzzled about what kind of weird boiler you were carving out of that cherry... Feared you were branching out into wooden Thomas stuff. 

       

      Phew.

       

      But all is ok, I get it. You just need a big wooden thing to smack stuff with, cool.

       

    • September 5, 2019 10:47 PM EDT
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      Need a big wooden thing to smash model trains that arent working out so well. 

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    • September 5, 2019 10:50 PM EDT
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      Dan Hilyer said:

      Great start, Devon.  The walnut and cherry will compliment each other very well.

      I am very pleased with this cherry. I have worked with American black cherry before but that isnt a real fruit tree but a native hars wood. So wasnt to sure what this stuff was going to be like. But it's a nice wood to work with other than I am allergic to it. But that wont stop me. 

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