My New Toy..... AKA I Love my Wife!!! #1: Wow.... How do I say thank you?

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Blog entry by Chris posted 12-14-2008 07:06 AM 13304 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, I have been out of town on a business trip and my wife picks me up at the airport with this in the back of the truck. It was an early Christmas gift…..

As I first saw it… Can you guess what it is?

Thank god for this orange lift cart I was able to borrow!!! The assembled Powermatic 3520b is nearly 650lb’s!!

A thing of beauty… My wife that is, not this silly lathe! I’m not that stupid…. :)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 12-14-2008 09:50 AM

WAHOOO! I can’t wait to see what you produce on that thing.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 12-14-2008 11:50 AM

She’s a keeper! Congratulations on the lathe. Can’t wait to see what turns up in the projects.

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#3 posted 12-14-2008 02:47 PM

Whoa! Now that’s a nice Christmas gift. You owe her big time for that.

-- Working at Woodworking

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 12-14-2008 03:08 PM

Now that is a nice Christmas present. Of course you will reciprocate in kind!! That is a gorgeous lathe and it is a top quality tool. You have every right to be excited.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 12-14-2008 03:28 PM

Merry Christmas!!!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 12-14-2008 03:32 PM

Wow! Now that is a Christmas gift that shows she not only loves you very much, but approves of your love of wood! You don’t get that to often in this world, as I’ve seen myself in the past. You’re truly a fortunate man!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 12-14-2008 03:45 PM

Give her a kiss for me! I’m gonna show this to Carleen and hope she gets the hint. Ya lucky dog, you.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 12-14-2008 04:41 PM

Now I know why red and green are the colors of Christmas – I’m seeing red and I’m green with envy! LOL! She’s a keeper… you’re wife not the lathe… the lathe goes without saying :)

Have a great Christmas!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#9 posted 12-14-2008 04:54 PM

i just bought one yesterday and am ready to make big piles of wood shavings.have fun.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#10 posted 12-14-2008 04:56 PM

Wow what a lucky guy you are.Merry Christmas.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#11 posted 12-14-2008 05:51 PM

YOU LUCKY DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 12-14-2008 05:52 PM

We complain about the honey-do list, but at the end of the day they are worth it and more. She is a treasure and don’t you ever forget it. Give her a big hug from me. Merry Christmas!!

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#13 posted 12-15-2008 03:24 AM

Chris -

Your wife rocks!

Merry Christmas!


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#14 posted 12-15-2008 04:10 AM

Thanks everyone!!

Yes, she is pretty awesome. :)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#15 posted 12-15-2008 04:48 AM

What a blessing! A new toy and a loving wife. Can’t wait to see what comes off this beauty.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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