The other day I was in the shop and had some small scraps lyptus laying around, I was trying to figure out what to do with them, becauuse being a woodworker, I have a hard time throwing scrap into the fire. Well, thanks to another LJ, and I forget who, I decided to make a pencil holder for my shop. Well, silly me, I showed the wife what I had done, and she went nuts over it and told me that she wanted 1 for work and once all the girls at work saw them they would want one too. But on the upside that gave me an idea to find some local pen turners and work something out with them to provide pen and pencil holders custom fit to their pens.
So the lesson I learned is 1. Only show the wife something if you want to make a bunch of something. and 2. if you need some inspiration or are stuck on what to do with an idea, ask the wife as she is all knowing.
Will post pics as I get some done.
-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI