When is it ok to kiss a grown man on the lips? (tool gloat)

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Forum topic by dakremer posted 08-30-2012 04:55 AM 3474 views 0 times favorited 52 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2012 04:55 AM

....when you go over to his house and see this in his garage….

...a Woodtek 3 HP Overarm Router….

....He says he wants to get rid of it….

....You ask him what he wants for it…..

....He tells you you can have it for free if you load it up….

....You turn it on and everything works perfectly…..

Thats when!!!

PS….If there’s any confusion…yes I’m the new proud owner of an Overarm Router. No, I did not kiss him on the lips. What the heck can I do with an overarm router?? haha. It looks awesome, and at like 500lbs…its definitely the heaviest thing in the shop! Will post pics of the actual machine soon!

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 05:23 AM

Nice score Doug! Make sure to let us know how it works out!

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#2 posted 08-30-2012 05:24 AM

You go right back there and kiss him on the lips, ingrate!

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#3 posted 08-30-2012 05:32 AM

yeah I feel like maybe I should, Gary. Just looked it up on the Woodtek website. Brand new, this thing runs almost $2500.

Thats about as good of a tool gloat as you’ll ever get…

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 08-30-2012 11:18 AM

Good grief Doug!
You are the new King of the “Tool Founders” club.
Post those pics asap.

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#5 posted 08-30-2012 11:22 AM

Seems like the only kissing I do is the money out of my wallet. In this case I would make an exception and kiss him.
Great score!

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#6 posted 08-30-2012 11:40 AM

He must REALLY like you. I vote for not kissing him on the lips, though. He might want more….


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#7 posted 08-30-2012 11:50 AM

Gotta say that would certainly qualify as the best ever tool gloat. What will you use that router for? That is a great deal.

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#8 posted 08-30-2012 11:57 AM

Are you sure that gentleman was in his right mind? Maybe he gave you someone else’s tool.

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#9 posted 08-30-2012 12:26 PM

Yes, he was in his right mind, Andy yes, it is his tool. His wife is an M.D. at the biggest hospital in Iowa, so they are not hard up for money. I was still shocked when he said I could have it for free.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#10 posted 08-30-2012 12:40 PM

I’m not sure what I’ll really use the router for. I am so busy with school right now, I can hardly do anything in the workshop. I think what’s great about this router is that the table can tilt, and it also can be used as a pin router

I’m not sure of any other capabilities. I am completely new to this tool. Once I get it into my shop I will post a video on it

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#11 posted 08-30-2012 12:46 PM

Wow! Super score.

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#12 posted 08-30-2012 12:57 PM

Almost tongue worthy… ;^)

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#13 posted 08-30-2012 12:59 PM

What can you do with an over arm router AKA pin router??, you have no idea, we just built a shop made version in our show, , to make intricate moldings, pattern cut, and about any shape you want, we did expand it alot over the typical router as you have here, PM me, think we can expand your appreciation of this animal

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#14 posted 08-30-2012 01:00 PM

Doug, ask him if his wife she has any BMWs that she want o get rid of? Then you can kiss her on the lips!!
What a nice find. You are the King Of The Tool Gloat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The first thing to do is take off the fence and install a computer driven x-y table. That will open a whole new world!! you can make an endless number of patterns in wood in 2D. You could sign your work with it to name one! If you are too busy, get some 16 yr old geek to build you one so it will be ready when you graduate!!
You can manually adjust the z axis.

Way to go, Doug. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...Jim

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#15 posted 08-30-2012 01:22 PM

As the kids say… OMG!

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