I knew it! I could tell the hook was set a while back. And then with
Swing waving his MR around....
Tool envy (in its most undetectable forms!) is an ugly thing.
Leon: Wow, that came out great. How did you connect that?
Swing: Well... you know, I just cranked up the MR. The more I use
it, the more I like it.
Leon: Really? I thought it was hard to get setup.
Swing: Well, not THAT hard. Besides, I can't imagine not having it
now (rubbin' it in...) as there are certain joints you need to make
these days (points to beautiful chairs with over 4,690 M&T joints in
them) that you just need to automate. I can't screwing those things
Leon: So how much time would you say the MR actually saved?
Swing: (Now planning his next project with a borrowed Domino) Lemme
see.... I would say about 18 months or so. Give or take.
ALTHOUGH.... if I had used that new thing... the Canasta... nawww....
the Monopoly.... nawww...
Oh yeah, the Domino... it would have done the same thing. You know
since ol' Chalie Beldon posted all that info on his site about it, it
looks pretty interesting. Does a lot of what the MR does, and even
costs a lot less.
Leon: Wow! That's right! Crap! And if I got one, I am sure I would
find tons of other uses for it. Not just routing M&T - but cool
Swing: Oh yeah, you bet. (Now refining mental design of new dinette
set chairs with patented Domino M&T joints). I heard of a guy that
fixed his car the other day using his.... not sure what he did, but he
swears the Domino was the only tool that would work.
Leon: CRAP! Was he telling you this or his wife after she found out
about the price?
Swing: Not sure. (Now sets hook and reels the unsuspecting but
willing victim in). I could see why the wife would have been upset.
I think HE had to pay full price. There's a sale going on right now
that makes that machine entirely affordable.
Leon: AAAAHHHHHHH !!! Where?
Swing: Sips coffee and smiles. Don't worry buddy, I'll drive.
This probably didn't happen. But having been around those two for
just a little while a year or so ago, there is a very interesting
dynamic there. It MAY have happened similarly to this?
How many of our good friends (only looking out for our interests) have
been able to keep us in the path to buy something we really want?
How many times have I said, "hey that IS really neat. You should get
one of those!".
Well done, gentlemen. Wish I was there, I'd ride along.