I mean really.
I told The Wifely Unit that all of these measuring tools that I have been accumulating here recently are only part of the total of goodies that I am wanting and then gave her a quick description and explanation of the purpose of a Surface Plate.
She listened, nodded politely and pretty much said, “Whatever”.
Then she went right back to her television show.
Rubbing my hands together like the crazy fiend I am, I took that as a definite yes and commenced shopping.
I have already been doing that anyway but this just gave me more practice.
I hit EBay, yadda yadda yadda and wound up at Shars Tools instead.
You can spend some serious coin on these dang things in a very short amount of time if you are so inclined.
Having never been overly flush with the monies my entire life has taught me to be a little…thrifty.
Maybe just downright cheap if you know what I mean.
I could probably throw way too much money at this want of mine but being somewhat realistic about the whole thing, why should I?
I’m a hobbyist at best and a wannabee either way. Just how often am I going to need to use a surface plate anyway?
Not often enough to justify spending a whole bunch of money and that is an inescapable fact.
I had to create an account and all that happy shit so I get all that done, go to Checkout and then we come to the Shipping part.
This is where they proceed to break one square off in my ass.
FIFTY TWO DOLLARS AND EIGHTEEN CENTS!
The absolute cheapest rate they offered.
Then just for fun the State of Washington stuck their hand out for another seven bucks and change.
So my Thirty Four Fifty Surface plate really just cost me NINETY THREE DOLLARS!
Fuck me runnin’.
It wasn’t any better on EBay either.
I found plenty that offered Free Shipping but you were going to basically pay the same amount either way.
So I just did the ol’ Grin And Bear It routine, hit the PayPal button and it should be here by the end of the month.
Mission accomplished, one down .