This is my hiding from "Stick in the Mud" bucket scooter

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This is my hiding from "Stick in the Mud" bucket scooter
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There’s a long story behind the evolution of this bucket to my “Hiding from Stick in the Mud” Bucket scooter. My wife came home for lunch one day and was all sorts of cranky. I put up with it for about ten minutes and sneaked out the back door to my little shed, sat on my bucket till “Stick in the Mud” walked out to her car. I was holding the shed door open just a crack while she kept lookin around for me to start nagging again. Once she left for work I came out of the shed. I told my buddies at work about and that bucket got name “My hiding from Stick in the Mud Bucket”. When I got my new garage I got tired of kicking/slideing it around the shop for a seat. So I built this caster wheel scooter. So I now got a “Hiding from Stick in the Mud Bucket Scooter”. You know what they say, necessity is the mother of invention!

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#1 posted 10-12-2015 05:48 AM

Some how I can feel out that all came about ;-) Looks like it works well.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 10-12-2015 07:01 AM

Great story! Sometimes a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do! Cool Scooter!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 10-12-2015 01:02 PM

My wife’s retired, she also never gives up. I am working on my “invisibility” cloak. Excellent job and fit.

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#4 posted 10-12-2015 01:30 PM

My wife won’t come into the shop if she can hear a motor running. I just click the air cleaner on when I go out there … problem solved!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 10-12-2015 02:04 PM

My wife had this annoying habit of flicking the lights on an off on me, One day she did this and i was running my table saw, needless to say i was infuriated, and i let her have it, so I had an electrician disconnect the switch, I told her i would take a look at it. hehehe that was three years ago, now when I am in the wood shop she leaves me alone, oh and i just hooked up the switch but didn’t tell her

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#6 posted 10-12-2015 02:37 PM


I can never guess what my wife is gonna do….We hardly ever argue, but do get into one every now and then….Not bad, but just enough to annoy me…I guess I annoy her too….She’s really not the cranky type, but she can get that way….I guess as we all do….After 37 years, we just leave each other alone…lol….I like the story behind the bucket…And a stellar job on the “bucket scooter”....Hey…it beats walking all over the shop…..

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#7 posted 10-12-2015 02:46 PM

creative idea.

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#8 posted 10-12-2015 05:44 PM

I just go to the Tardis ;^)

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

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#9 posted 10-12-2015 05:54 PM

I like it, I need one, Well designed

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#10 posted 10-12-2015 08:25 PM

Afraid of the wife?

So maybe “BurlyBob” isn’t so “BURLY” anymore ! LOL

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#11 posted 10-12-2015 10:31 PM

I’m assuming she NEVER reads LJ. lol

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#12 posted 10-12-2015 10:37 PM

It’s the nicest “hiding from stick in the mud bucket scooter” I’ve ever seen.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#13 posted 10-13-2015 04:26 AM

Come on Joe, why you got to be that way? Huck the only time she looks is when I show her things.

Now that she’s pretty much quit working she doesn’t nag me as much as she use to. I’ve always thought her coming home cranky was a way to deal with job related stress. Since I’m retired I’ve got no stress. Well until she nags me about drinking a beer or three.

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#14 posted 10-22-2015 11:46 PM

Great job with the wheels on the barrel. I put all my barrels on wheels a few years ago and ti save a lot of energy and keeps the bottoms from wearing through. I have also found them to be handy when spray finishing. I put a board on top of the barrel, put the project on the board and then I can spin it around for full finishing.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 10-28-2015 02:05 AM

Ummm, what’r-ya showin her Bob??? LOL

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