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I can think of at least one (there are others) good reason to "keep a w oman around." As much as I like woodworking and tools, they don't take care of that something special I/we like.
Wifey has used my Sorby chisels to open paint cans and dropped the aforementioned project, but after those experiences, we're still together and she doesn't do those things anymore.
BTW, a Tormek fixes up a chisels edge very nicely.
She's been told where the paint can openers are, where there's a conveniently available screwdriver set and her arthritis doesn't allow her to lift anything like that anymore.
So we're staying together. I wouldn't have it any other way.
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George Max wrote:

Think rental.
Never buy anything that is:
Expensive High maintenance You only get to use occasionally
When you can:
Rent a better one For less money When you'll actually get to use it And not deal with any maintenance
If you think about it, there is little this rule doesn't apply to.
I studied the woman issue and concluded there were four possible reasons to keep one around and none of those reasons were applicable.

Think lock on shop door and / or his and hers shops.

Unfortunately it does a job on your wallet.

Good, good, bad.

If it works for you.
Pete C.
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Smile. Very logical. And in some places entirely legal for the purpose implied.

True
Not possible to lock up the shop/tools. But we have an understanding. I've also pointed out the Craftsman chisels that can be used for anything at all. Including opening paint cans if need be.
BTW, speaking of paint cans, have you noticed that paint manufacturers are switching the packaging of their product to large plastic jugs with a screw on lid? I like that. And it doesn't rust and seals as good as new (if you keep it clean), so the leftovers stay better longer.

Too late, the damage is done.

It does. Everyone that want's a partner should be as lucky as I am to have met that special someone.

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George Max wrote:

In my case the legality is of little consequence since my cheapness wins out and I spend my money on tools instead.

I hadn't noticed the jugs though they seem to make sense. I did notice when they went to plastic cans.

I'm waiting for a good deal on a surface grinder that will do double duty for metalworking projects and for woodworking tools.

I'm not much of a gambler and the odds of finding the right one are too remote for me.
Pete C.
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On Thu, 16 Nov 2006 22:47:02 -0600, "Greg O"

I've learned long long ago to not use things like "!#*#$%" on my wife. It's actually pointless and only leads to problems.
In the end, the tools are repairable and replaceable, she is not.
BTW, wifey doesn't go in my shop, er, studio anymore unless I've asked her to look at something.
I understand about the difference between organizational and cleanliness needs. We're actually not too far apart. I find I work better and faster when things are in their assigned place rather than set down in the last place I used it.
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I read this thread out to my cat. Her comment was "Extra large pushsticks"!

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