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Lee

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06-14-2018 10:31 PM

I got this new PM 35-20 lathe for father’s day, only took 41 years of being a father LOL. Haven’t had time to make any thing yet, just got in set up last weekend. Sure is a lot prettier than my old rockwell 46-450

-- Colombia Custom Woodworking


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LeeMills

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#1 posted 06-14-2018 10:47 PM

Congratulations!

I think I am going to leave your post in the middle of my screen while go I take care of some chores. :)

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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Rich

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#2 posted 06-14-2018 11:01 PM

That’s awesome! What a great gift. And just think, you only had to spend maybe $250k per child raising them to get it. :)

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 06-15-2018 02:22 AM

That is one serious Father’s Day gift, Lee! At least now you know they’ve appreciated all you’ve done for the family over the years! Congrats!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 06-15-2018 03:32 AM



That s awesome! What a great gift. And just think, you only had to spend maybe $250k per child raising them to get it. :)

- Rich

When you put it that way.

ROFLMAO

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Rich

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#5 posted 06-15-2018 04:00 AM


When you put it that way.

- woodbutcherbynight

Well, for all of us, being a dad is a reward in itself. Lee is one lucky guy.

I wish the best to all of the fathers out there.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 06-15-2018 04:18 AM


When you put it that way.

- woodbutcherbynight

Well, for all of us, being a dad is a reward in itself. Lee is one lucky guy.

I wish the best to all of the fathers out there.

- Rich

I have one about to go to college and another that well, have no idea what she will do. Promises to be interesting though. My youngest informed me recently that she couldn’t buy a tool for me. “Cause Dad you own like every tool in the world!”

ROFL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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msinc

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#7 posted 06-15-2018 11:55 AM

Lee, you are one boss dad!!!!! I got a new scuba diving mask…....and my 11 year old son punked me out of that!!

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EarlS

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#8 posted 06-15-2018 11:59 AM

I gave up on hoping for tools or anything like this for Father’s Day, Birthday, Christmas, or any other gift giving holiday. Instead, I just find a project that needs the tool(s) I want and convince my wife that buying the tool(s) is cheaper than whatever alternative I find that is more expensive. It’s worked so far, but I think she knows it’s a game.

Several years ago, she got me a foot bath with some kind of vibrating nubs and some Epsom salts. Not sure why she thought I needed it, but that was the last time she tried to come up with something for me. We still tease her about it. I can’t really complain though, since I’m not too good at coming up with good gifts for her or my daughters.

I will get to spend the day in the shop and we will have a nice meal at the end of the day. That, in my opinion, is just about as good as it gets.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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PPK

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#9 posted 06-15-2018 01:56 PM

My dear wife got me a pressure washer for Father’s day…

The thing’s awesome… I washed the whole house, both cars, the tiller… the water bill went up that month. I never knew I liked washing things so much. The children even took turns washing a little bit!

-- Pete

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PPK

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#10 posted 06-15-2018 01:56 PM

Nice Lathe, Lee. That thing’s awesome.

-- Pete

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#11 posted 06-15-2018 08:31 PM

Congrats on the new lathe … you’re going to love it! Got mine in March … it is dream to turn on.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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HokieKen

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#12 posted 06-15-2018 08:34 PM

Hey Lee, wanna swap kids for Father’s Day next year?

That’s a beauty. One day I hope to see a brand spankin’ new PM sitting in my shop. And if my boy foots the bill? So much the better! ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Charlie H.

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#13 posted 06-15-2018 08:47 PM

I might get a text message, but I am only 31 years into it.

Congratulations on a most excellent present.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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Mosquito

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#14 posted 06-15-2018 09:23 PM

I’m not sure… I think I like the look of the Rockwell better, but I bet the Powermatic is a nicer machine!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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Abter

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#15 posted 06-18-2018 04:08 PM

want to trade families? My family let me use my smoker to cook dinner. I guess this is better than a tie, but still…

-- "Many men fish all their lives without ever realizing that it is not the fish they are after." {often mis-quoted as by H.D. Thoreau}

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