Me and my big mouth

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Blog entry by Rustic posted 09-19-2008 05:06 PM 1098 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 09-19-2008 05:29 PM

Ah yes…. The wisdom of an all knowing wife! I also get the honor of having a wife that is a guru of everything and wants me to build all this great stuff for everyone. Oh well, I will take the punishment of having to slave away in the garage using all of my woodworking tools of torture. Oh, the pain…..

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#2 posted 09-19-2008 06:45 PM

Silly you!

-- I will not preach, nor will I be silent.

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#3 posted 09-19-2008 06:58 PM

Here Here Tearen, I’ll take that punishment anyday.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 09-19-2008 09:15 PM

There you go getting yourself into trouble again… :)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 09-19-2008 09:33 PM

This almost reminds me of something, similar, but not quite the same. My Brother who fancies himself, a musician type, when encouraged to play HIS music in public, asked, “Why would I do that? People will hear it and then want to hear more of it”? I thought that was the idea. But silly me.

It’s always fun when people not only like, but love what you build for them. Nice job.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#6 posted 09-19-2008 09:34 PM

Thanks. I know Chris I guess I will never learn.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 09-19-2008 11:21 PM

Looking forward to the pictures. The boxes must be very nice.

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#8 posted 09-20-2008 12:08 AM

Been there still doing that I made the mistake of not asking one time all I heard was Why didn’y you do it this way or this would have been nicer I think (in other words she is the creative genius here lol) but I still did it my way (thanks Frank)


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#9 posted 09-20-2008 12:27 AM

Check out my Burnout forum. Those 24 quilt stands went to members of and businesses supplying my wife’s quilting guild. I feel your pain. As always, bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#10 posted 09-20-2008 01:01 AM

Yes, but remember Wood Workers Law #1- “Every new projects required at least one new tool.”

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 09-20-2008 04:12 AM

Lew you are full of wonderful laws!

Rustic I think any woodworker that has a wife (I am trying to be PC) has suffered the same lesson. Every time I make something for myself, I soon find out that I really made it for my wife. It took me a while to fully learn and appreciate this lesson, but today when I want to make something for myself, I design and make something I know she won’t want. So far it has worked: I finished a coffee cup and I still have it two weeks later: she doesn’t drink coffee.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#12 posted 09-20-2008 10:48 PM

Hey Brian how much would you charge for a coffee cup? Do you have any pics of one?

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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