My wife caught me watching tool porn

I'm very embarrassed.
Usual sites. Harbor Freight, ENCO, MSC etc.
Is there a support group I can join to kick this habit?
Ivan Vegvary
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Ivan Vegvary
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You won't get any help here, Ivan. We are all addicts. I really don't think there is a cure and if there is, I won't take it.
j/b
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jusme
The only cure I know of is to accumulate "enough" tools in your possession until your needs are satisfied. You must understand in advance that this is a slow and expensive process, and your wife will have to be patient as you gradually recover, but it is worth it in the end to be cured.
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
Shock therapy - Go to youtube and search for "Swiss CNC", possibly put a drool pan under your chin first in preparation for those zillion axis, powered tooling, sub spindle amazing toys.
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Pete C.
My name is Dave...and I'm a toolaholic.....
Pete C. wrote:
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Dave Young
I heard one was forming but the only people that showed up were looking for cheap deals on tools.
Wes
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Wes
Hi, Dave!
Dave Young wrote:
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Louis Ohland
"Spehro Pefhany" wrote: (clip) The only cure I know of is to accumulate "enough" tools in your
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This based on a false premise, to wit: it is possible for an addict to accumulate "enough" tools to be satisfied. It is a characteristic of addiction that the addict is NEVER satisfied, requiring "fixes" in ever increasing doses. This approach merely gives the addict license to continue the practice. Oh, I see. Never mind!
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Leo Lichtman
Say ten Hail Maudsleys. Go in peace.
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Jim Stewart
Were you typing one handed?
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Tom Gardner
There is no support group, but I can help you. The only way to kick the habit is to go "cold turkey", i.e., you must turn ALL of your tools over to ME whilst you work through your withdrawl. After you have worked through withdrawl, I will hold onto your tools for safe keeping to prevent you from having a relapse into your foresaken addiction again.
Dr. Phil taught me this method and I can attest that it will work for both of us. Dave
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dav1936531
Surely women must have their own equivalent? Clothes porn or kitchen porn or something?
Chris
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Christopher Tidy
Oh, yes. Sewing types talk about their "stash" (of highly addictive fabrics) and swoon over sergers and such like, and let's not even get into all those sleazy home renovation videos...
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
Good one, Tom!!!
Ivan Vegvary
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Ivan Vegvary
You are thinking of "shoe porn".
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syoung
No, support groups are usually good places to score - besides, hanging out with others with similar addictions is NOT a good idea...
It will get worse, you will start doing sneaky things and justifying them. Yesterday, I had some mail order tooling turn up, I didn't tell my wife....she wouldn't understand, so why bother? (and it wasnt anything too extravagant, just basic stuff - boring bars, tool steel, a flycutter, tailstock die holder , tapping drills, thread gauges,- just trivia, really ...)
Andrew VK3bFA.
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vk3bfa
You should be embarrassed ;-) When I get caught, it's not on HF. More like Ebay or Craigslist searches for Hardinge, Monark, Bridgeport, Emco (with an M), Miller (blue), etc. May as a well dream high. That's the way real porn works..... isn't it?
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lens
You can go blind if you do it too much - get yourself a pair of safety glasses.
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Robbo
"lens" wrote: You should be embarrassed ;-) When I get caught, it's not on HF. More like Ebay or Craigslist searches for Hardinge, Monark, Bridgeport, Emco (with an M), Miller (blue), etc. May as a well dream high. That's the way real porn works..... isn't it? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I hope you realize that all of those pictures have been airbrushed or Photoshop enhanced to increase their appeal. You will seldom meet such attractive examples in real life. How can real tools, covered with cutting fluid, grime and chips hope to compete?
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Leo Lichtman
Some of us *like* the gritty, blurry photos from fabled places such as Bristol, CT of once-proud machines slathered with gray paint.
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany

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