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Blog entry by Eloyd posted 11-04-2016 07:25 AM 877 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, today my wife asked me to do a wood project for her. It was a simple project, something for the horse arena. I figured that it would take me about 3-4 hours to complete. But then she said that she wanted to help. Well, I know that she would like to learn to do some woodworking on her own. But to be honest, her “helping,” added 2-3 hours to the project. At one point I explained to her how I was going to make a table saw cut to get pieces I needed from a piece of plywood. She did not understand, and instead proceeded to tell me how she thought that I should make the cut in her opinion. I tried to explain to her that if I did it that way, I would get 1 less piece from the plywood. But she insisted that doing it her way was best. I want to keep harmony with my wife, so I handed her the pencil and told her to lay it out, and I would cut it. Sure enough, I ended up with 1 piece short. I had to search for another small piece of plywood to cut the piece I needed to complete the project. I must say though, that she was happy to be doing a project with me, and I suppose that is worth a little extra wood.

-- Eloyd



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gargey

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#1 posted 11-04-2016 01:03 PM



Well, today my wife asked me to do a wood project for her. It was a simple project, something for the horse arena. I figured that it would take me about 3-4 hours to complete. But then she said that she wanted to help. Well, I know that she would like to learn to do some woodworking on her own. But to be honest, her “helping,” added 2-3 hours to the project. At one point I explained to her how I was going to make a table saw cut to get pieces I needed from a piece of plywood. She did not understand, and instead proceeded to tell me how she thought that I should make the cut in her opinion. I tried to explain to her that if I did it that way, I would get 1 less piece from the plywood. But she insisted that doing it her way was best. I want to keep harmony with my wife, so I handed her the pencil and told her to lay it out, and I would cut it. Sure enough, I ended up with 1 piece short. I had to search for another small piece of plywood to cut the piece I needed to complete the project. I must say though, that she was happy to be doing a project with me, and I suppose that is worth a little extra wood.

- Eloyd


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#2 posted 11-04-2016 02:17 PM

What does winning an argument vs your wife accomplish for you?

Me winning an argument vs my wife totally sucks for me… It’s a lose lose. I always recognize that after the fact… very hard to see it while it’s taking place.

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#3 posted 11-04-2016 02:50 PM

HAPPY WIFE HAPPY LIFE …...LOL

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 11-04-2016 03:54 PM

The last time my wife tried to tell me how to do something in the shop. I gave her the look and she knew she was treading on thin ice. She said, “I’ll just be quiet.” “Good thinking”, I told her, and there was peace in the shop.

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#5 posted 11-04-2016 04:48 PM

She could help by fixing you a sandwich.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#6 posted 11-04-2016 07:32 PM

Back in the 1990’s when I was a little younger I used to dive in the Tennessee river Blackwater diving for mussel shells it would be bitter cold so couldn’t put in the hours under there to make a good pay day.
Well she started getting on my case so I say come with me and help, so she does and sits in my open boat cleaning shells and well just sitting there on the river in January.
That was the last I heard about getting er done. LOL

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#7 posted 11-04-2016 11:49 PM

I gotta say, your story cracked me up—needed a good laugh today!

Well, hears hoping she learned that experience is a very good teacher, and you know what you know because you have the experience she lacks right now. Of course, she’ll get better as she gains more experience, and then you’ll have a first-rate helper in the shop! Who knows—maybe you’ve started her on a life-long journey as a woodworker!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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