The new thread on tape measures got me to thinking on some woodshop specific
"Happiness is" scenarios ... here's one of my favorites:
When your apron pocket tape measure, and the tape on your table saw fence,
agree to a RCH ... verified repeatedly by each and every cut!
Not woodshop specific, but a lifetime spent in the successful pursuit of
measuring the "R" factor would definitely qualify as happiness for many of
us wooddorkers. ;)
Let's get back on topic now ... <g>
In the last 12 months,
adding a 15" stationary planer, 1100 CFM canister dust collector, 22-44
Drum sander, LT16-HD Laguna BS, and a very large tool chest to ones
garage/shop and ending up with more room to work than I started with.
I was just thinking the other day about how much time, energy, money,
etc we males spend over our lives chasing that. And then, if we catch
it, there's a lifetime of maintenance costs. If that's not the #1
happiness factor, then we're sure wired wrong.. I mean, any tool pales
in comparison.. you just have to pay once and then it dutifully serves
with no questions asked.
I would jump in with some question about tools, and one of those
every-guy-likes-it acts, and ask what guy in his right mind would trade the
satisfaction of owning a tool for that. But then I considered that some of
you guys have dust collectors...
When you shake out your new load of #2 Common and find enough figured
wood to complete a job that you've had in the back of your mind for
almost five years.
Tom Watson (Fairly Unbalanced)
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
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