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Workshop #18: Making the wife happier

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 369 days ago 948 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As most of you know it is usually a good thing to have a happy wife. Well I am just finishing up a few projects that are helping to make my wife a little happier. Some of you know I have a basement workshop, I keep some of my wood though upstairs in the garage (same place my wife parks everyday). Well the wood was getting a bit out of hand.

Note my sheet goods on the far right side.

One of my drying piles.

So a few weeks ago I tackled the sheet goods side. I got rid of a few things and then attached a 2×4 to the floor with Tapcon screws.

The strap just makes sure everything does not fall over. The system works quite well and we gained several inches on that side of the car, which is good because that is where my daughter is always getting in.

Today I tackled the other side of the garage. Moved a few shelves around for our back up pantry and then used a bunch of scrap that was piled under those logs to build a rack. Nothing fancy at all, but it seems to work fine.

With that pile tamed we gained alomost a foot on her side of the car. I have a pile of wood outside that I am going to tackle with my new chainsaw and cut to more manageable pieces. More then likely will move them downstairs and get them cut down into pen blanks mainly.

So there you have it an easy way to make the the wife happier :). Thanks all for looking.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)



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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 369 days ago

Always good to keep the wife happy. On the other hand, with all of the extra space you could get more tools. :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 369 days ago

if mama’s happy everybody’s happy.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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clieb91

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#3 posted 369 days ago

Thanks Guys.
@ Monte trust me I would love to have a panel saw or a bandsaw in the garage but I keep everything in the basement and all is well.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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WhoMe

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#4 posted 369 days ago

Wow, if that is all it takes to make the wife happy, I wish i would have known that 20 years ago. ...

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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clieb91

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#5 posted 368 days ago

LOL, Mike. A lot more I know.. also helps if you build something to clean up and organize her work area. :)

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CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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KOVA

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#6 posted 368 days ago

TRABAJASTE DURO Y ESO SE VE!!!!!!!
FELICITACIONES CHRIS :-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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WhoMe

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#7 posted 368 days ago

Chris, I just had to make that funny.
As for building something to help in my wife’s work area, that one I did do and it make her a happy camper. She got into embroidery and I built her several differently sized tables for her machine, computer, added work area. Now she is talking about a dresser for material storage even though I had suggested a wall cabinet. So I am in the planning stages for that.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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clieb91

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#8 posted 366 days ago

@Kova- Gracious. I have not forgotten about you and your daughter, just got busy.

@Mike- Ahh yes the fabric storage. One reason my wife can’t complain much about all that wood :)

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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clieb91

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#9 posted 109 days ago

Ahh.. if only my wood pile still looked like the above picture. Time to get back into the garage.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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