I tend to get more enjoyment out of getting something that I can justify to
myself ( if it is really justifyable or not). By this I mean if it's something
on sale that I would like to have in the future or something used but unique or
a good deal. Just buying something new at regular price doesn't give me a real
big thrill unless I need it at the moment. There is also more enjoyment for me
when I buy tools one at a time, it just gives me more time to get to know them
and purchase wisely. Enough of my 2 cents.
On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 17:27:08 -0700, Doug Winterburn wrote:
Yup. Nothing like a nice little red sports car to get a midlife crisis
off to a good start. :) I opted for a red '66 Porsche 912. It has not
helped my woodworking at all, but it sure makes those trips to Home Depot
Hey, I'm not suggesting that it is a truly valid argument, just that it
could used to rationalize the purchase of the Porsche. If I could talk
myself into the purchase of a Porsche with the idea that it might save me
money somewhere else, then Hell, I'm game.
In that case, definitely make it a 928. That's a V-8, not a
flimsy oversexed volkswagon engine. I took my foot out of it
to let it drop out of 1st gear and slow down for the freeway.
Benzy put nice auto-trannies in those things. On the way back
from the test drive, I had to slow down for traffic so I only
got it up to 125mph (on Hwy 78 in LoCal, if anyone groks it.)
One car pulled out in front of me when I had slowed down to
80 and I almost spilled my beer. (Yeah, those were the crazy
days just before I quit drinking.) Ayup, a 928 is the only
Porsche I'd stoop to own. http://www.928s4vr.com/928s4002.htm
Is it time for your medication or mine?
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On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 16:14:55 -0700, Larry Jaques wrote:
Unfortunately, many of the later Porsches are not really "adult sized"
cars. I am 6' 04" and 275lbs. It would require surgery to get me into a
928. :) Besides, the 4 cyl 912s are less expensive to purchase and
maintain, and that leaves $$ for my woodowrking tool habit. :)
A quality (Hirsch or Two Cherries) set of chisels, Starrett
combination square, Lie Nielsen planes. Congrats making it to 40, I
just turned 50. (Don't forget to max out your 401K plan into USA
index funds--you'll be glad you did in 25 years!)
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