Wife found Pinterest and then she found my Tools

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Project by Richard W. Hyman Jr posted 10-14-2014 02:03 PM 1480 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So the wife has been really supportive of my woodworking since we’ve been stationed here in Korea. Never minded all the sawdust getting tracked back and forth from the porch through the apartment, never complained about it once. I didn’t think she’d really get out there with me and make some sawdust though. Boy, was I ever wrong!

She has just recently discovered Pinterest. And I mean in no time flat, she had picked out projects that she wanted to make and she knew just the guy in the building with the tools to make it possible. This is her first stab at using the table saw, sawzall, sanders, and she even did the finish all by herself! I’m about as pleased as a pig in slop!

She decided to make a couple of wine racks out of pallets. The first will go to her friend and the second is being donated to the Base Spouse’s Club for a fund raiser this Thursday. She picked out the pallets, did all the cuts, the sanding, and then picked out the finish she wanted and did it all herself. The upright posts are finished with GF Black Cherry and the entire piece got two coats of Liberon Tung Oil.

Thanks for lookin’. Hope y’all enjoy, she sure as heck did!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#1 posted 10-14-2014 02:30 PM

Tell her she did a great job and we are looking forward to seeing the future projects.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#2 posted 10-14-2014 03:04 PM

Nice! I like the scalloped top!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 10-14-2014 06:37 PM

Sounds like you both will be getting more tools now to keep up the cool hobby together.
Great Project!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 10-15-2014 06:41 PM

Tell her good job, great execution and design

but now you will have to share your shop time hee hee that could be a great way to get a bigger shop and more tools

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 10-15-2014 07:38 PM

If the Wife is Happy Life is good. And if she is happy doing woodworking it is even better.

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#6 posted 10-27-2014 08:50 PM

Seems you are the rare type to woodwork in an apartment. Same here. You give me confidence since I feel guilty for making a whole lotta noise. My wife tells me I shouldn’t mind. Seems we’re both lucky.

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