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Blog entry by TuckerFan posted 04-16-2012 07:54 PM 7295 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The closest I have been to being in my wood shop for over 3 weeks is walking through and stacking more boxes of life’s clutter that do not belong there! My wife and I have moved to the edge of our small town to newer house and, most importantly, an unattached 28’ X 40’ wood shop-to-be! Somehow, she is convinced that the house, hundreds of boxes, yard, bills, inspections, upgrades, paint, flooring, appliances, lighting, building codes, and so-called “bathroom themes” are more important than, and should take precedent over, my wood shop! The nerve of that woman! I need more than 24 hours in a day…oh, well, sleep is over rated! The smell of sawdust is soon to come!

-- I...I..have a...a...wood problem

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#1 posted 04-16-2012 08:23 PM

28×40 should be a great space for a wood shop, wish I had that much room!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 04-16-2012 08:40 PM

But the woodshop is intergral in completing HER list of Honey-Do’s!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Tyrone D

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#3 posted 04-16-2012 08:52 PM

I remember clearing out my workshop.
Excersize machine… Sold!
Treadmill… Sold!
I have no idea what this thing is… Sold!
I relocated a bunch of stuff to the crawlspace as well. I carried about 14 boxes of ceramic and marble tile down there into a 3’ high space. They had to go in the far corner…

If you’re looking for permanent storage of stuff you’ll probably never end up needing: I put two sheets of plywood in my detached shop attic and started putting stuff up there, fishing rods, bikes, you name it. The studs are 24”OC so I have a larger opening.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 08:52 PM

We went through a move about 18 months ago, and trust me – You’ll have more peace of mind and quieter evenings once you tackle her list first. My wife’s list took about 2 months to work through before I saw the light at the end of the tunnel (note: you will only see the light at the end of that tunnel, but the tunnel’s end never stays in place), but then she even helped me set up my shop by painting the ceiling and walls.

It’s just one of the truisms of married life.

-- John from Hampstead

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 10:25 PM

Just laughed out loud at your signature tag. Will keep a look out for your posts.

If you haven’t met the project to win her heart over, be assured it’s out there somewhere.

-- Jay in Changsha

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#6 posted 04-17-2012 02:45 AM

Being married and having moved a little over 2 years ago, I can tell you from experience, no matter how many things you get done on the Honey Do List it continues to keep growing. The best way I handled it was, 1 day for as many of her projects I could do in that time and one day in my workshop. That worked for a few weeks, then it was the whole weekend and when my weekend came up I had to sacrifice one of my days.

Here is how we do it now, I get up at 5 and head into the workshop until 7 then get ready for work. After work the wife and child has me until 9, then into the workshop until 11. When the weekend comes around Friday night I am in there until about 1am. Saturday they sleep late and I get back in there by 7-7:30 until about noon. If I really need time in the workshop to get something done I drag my daughter in the43 and the excuse is we are doing a project together, never any arguments with that.

Biggest problem, half the workshop projects in the workshop are from her Honey Do List. Sleep is overrated, I’ll sleep when I’m dead, LOL.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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