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    My wife's description of me (while I was there)

    So, my wife and one of her friends were doing bead crafting a couple of days ago when I showed my wife my newest ouchie done while polishing my cranks ( I managed to run into the grinding wheel on the other side with my wrist while polishing a crank arm on my bench grinder).

    Here's what she said to her friend. "He was an expert skier in Washington, he even tought expert level skiing as an instructor. He's a really good bike rider, he's a really fast road rider and he rides mountain bikes, but he can't walk from one end of the house to the other without hurting himself.

    I"m not sure if I like that or not.
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    So start riding your bicycle through the house. How could your wife complain since it is safer for you.
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    Welcome to my world!, not a skier by any stretch of my vivid imagination,(it isn't really conducive to snow skiing here in Florida,) but I work in dangerous conditions every day and come through fairly unscathed, I cannot make it a day without cutting, scrapes, bruises or falling somewhere in my own home. Maybe CB has a good idea, I could set up some beams and other things from a jobsite here n the house and..............

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    I hope you have a single story house. I would stay off ladders!
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    I don't know, you lost sympathy from me when you said you were "polishing your crank."
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    I don't know, you lost sympathy from me when you said you were "polishing your crank."
    The "polishing my crank" statement caught my attention also. Were you engaged in that activity in the presence of your wife's friend also ? Just curious.

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    Tough crowd...Buncha dirty old men.

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    Save that and remind her if she asks that you do a home repair like going up a ladder to clear leaves out of the rain gutters. Tell her it's just too dangerous, and go for a bike ride instead, all in the name of safety.
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    Using a bench grinder to polish your cranks has me a bit confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubic View Post
    Using a bench grinder to polish your cranks has me a bit confused.
    Probably with a polishing wheel instead of a grinding wheel on the one side.
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    My wife is a professional artist (oil paints, some watercolors) and amateur ballerina. She long ago realized that I am a natural klutz, and there is little to be done about it.
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    ^ Great responses up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    Probably with a polishing wheel instead of a grinding wheel on the one side.

    That's what I was doing. I was moving the crank arm around when I tried to grind off my wrist.

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    This is going to get really good with this last post, mental images are going down hill really fast now....................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
    That's what I was doing. I was moving the crank arm around when I tried to grind off my wrist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubic View Post
    Using a bench grinder to polish your cranks has me a bit confused.
    I think that means he was trying to prove how much tougher he is than the rest of us. Me? I'd never do that. That would hurt.

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    I've raked some fingers like that. It's certainly a wake-up call.

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    Thanks--------------I got my morning giggle with this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    So start riding your bicycle through the house. How could your wife complain since it is safer for you.
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    your wife still has nice things to say about you. be glad. mine ran out a long time ago.
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    Some play golf and some polish their cranks. I don't pretend to understand everything in the universe. I just have confidence it will all be fine in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    your wife still has nice things to say about you. be glad. mine ran out a long time ago.
    Ran out, as in left for good? Or simply ran out of nice things to say about you?
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    You should spend more time skiing and riding. Crystal Mt was good yesterday - for a Spring ski day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
    You should spend more time skiing and riding. Crystal Mt was good yesterday - for a Spring ski day.
    Man, This late in April, that had to be Crystal's last weekend.

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