A fellow woodworker who shall remain nameless once wrote:
|Suggestions anyone? Long about Friday I will recive a UNIFENCE 30" for my table saw. Any ideas how I can take the old factory fence off, the right wing off and add the Unifence and table without my wife noticing that I spent the butter and egg money?|
There were several interesting answers, including a prize winner that suggested he tell her that his old fence had been recalled and they had sent him this new one. I wrote:
SWMBO and I have danced that dance for years. I buy new toy, she discovers new toy, she confronts me, I tell her I've had that for a long time. I think we both know we're dancing.
“What thing?” I replied. Cha, cha, cha.
“That thing with the window.”
“I don't have anything down there with a window.” Twirl.
“Yes, it's got a little window on it and a bunch of knobs.”
“Oh, you mean the oscilloscope? I've had that for a long time.” Dip.
“Bulls__t! I just cleaned up the basement yesterday, and it wasn't there then!”
We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary in 2007. The dance continues.
Last updated: 27 January 2009