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Roubo Hybrid Bench from start to finish #4: Hostile Takeover

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Blog entry by Jamie Speirs posted 08-13-2012 07:44 AM 1389 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hostile Takeover

Ok how do I handle this situation?

Thought that maybe some of the LJ’s

May be trained to handle these extremely

Sensitive takeover threats on benches

This looks like they are set in for a long

Stay. I can see a coffee mug & and a can of

Pepsi.

It looks as if Mama has an accomplices

Miss Thembi and there are 7 mini Boxers

How did she manage to get past the Jolly rouges?

I found them all in the office eating scones.

I can see that there was a lot of planning went into

This.

I think that I’m going to have to trade.

Finish the kitchen & make the table.

Or would this be giving in and only lead to further

Extortion threats?

What next? A wardrobe?

Help!

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 08-13-2012 07:46 AM

Andy It all started with your sandwich suggestion. :(

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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mafe

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#2 posted 08-13-2012 08:52 AM

Big laugh!
They are wonderful, you have no chance but to do what you are asked.
But please remember to do it in a really masculine way, so that you can keep your head up after.
You could also go and tell her that you will use the new stove for drying wood… perhaps then she will run back again.
Perhaps try to pick some beautiful flowers, put them in a vase and tell her to come and have a coffee with you in the livingroom…
Naaaaaaa….
Just finish that kitchen.
Good luck my friend,
Mads
(Back from holydays now).

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 08-13-2012 12:01 PM

Thanks Mads.

Great to have you back :)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 08-13-2012 12:05 PM

nice shot. It might be time for the table.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 08-13-2012 01:54 PM

..........and what did you say the pecking order in your house is?

Perhaps this is nothing more than a reminder about who is what, don’t you think?..........(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 08-13-2012 01:58 PM

I think with some careful thought and work you and the jolly rogues can finish the kitchen and ensure a
plentiful supply of scones without a lot of trouble. The coffee and pepsi could be overlooked, but when
a woman plants her purse like that I think it is time for serious negotiation. Thank you for sharing and we
will patiently await the outcome.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Mauricio

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#7 posted 08-13-2012 02:06 PM

HA ha ha. They look comfy man, its going to be hard to get them out. Sorry, I’m no help, thats uncharted territory for me. My has no desire to go into the shop.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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sras

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#8 posted 08-13-2012 03:34 PM

I don’t think you are going to get past the dog. Time to surrender and meet all their demands!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 08-13-2012 04:51 PM

Looks like I’m in a no win

Not to mention the cold shoulder for weeks

and for the yung uns, it aint for eating. LoL

I know where I’m in the pecking order

12th

Except when the Kids Grand waines & DIL’s are around

and I go even further down

The Purse/handbag. I never noticed that one.

My Stanley #3 as a paperweight, now that is mean. :(

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Kookaburra

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#10 posted 08-13-2012 05:06 PM

I am not sure why you are complaining. You had this great flat surface out there, not being used at all. All she did was further prove the value of some nice work surfaces. Now, just go whip up a few more just like that one and everyone will be happy – even Miss Thembi.

I am not seeing the pups however. Maybe you should just play with them for a while and leave the workbench to someone who looks like she has some serious projects planned.

This looks like the perfect opportunity to argue for some more investment in the shop.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 08-14-2012 01:04 AM

Jamie my friend, I fear all is lost! Just give up and do anything you are told. You have heard the expression: “you can’t fight city hall?” Well this situation appears much more hopeless to me! My condolences on the loss of your ‘man space’. I wouldn’t mess with the lady or the dog as they both look very serious!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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stefang

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#12 posted 08-14-2012 01:51 PM

Next she will be demanding the purchase of expensive woodworking tools and maybe an enlarged workshop too! Meanwhile you might want to explore the world of cooking, house cleaning and laundry detergents. It might open up a whole new world to you. If you need any tips on dishwasher loading please let me know, I’m a world class expert at that. Meanwhile you can plan a coup to regain lost territory. Good luck with that!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Brit

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#13 posted 08-14-2012 09:48 PM

I think that’s what they call a sit-in. You’re screwed.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 09-16-2012 05:39 PM

Jamie,

Maybe you should apply the Goethe qoute here? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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