The Best "Part" of My Shop

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Yes, purely the best part of my shop and life is my wife. How about you? She lets me have all the time in the world in my shop and do what I want. I said, I am making new cabinets. She said, okay. She said we are opening our own business. I said, great! I get to make the furnishings and she said, okay. I said I am going to the sawmill. She said okay. She doesnt mind if i create a project and design it myself-she will use it to the fullest. She said make me a shelf and I explained all the details and she said, okay. I said I am spending all day in the shop and she said, okay. I said i paid $2000 for a new table saw. She said what the #$$%%?! I shouldn’t push my luck with all this freedom!
Anyway, she doesnt question why i didnt mow the grass today or why I didnt clean gutters or why I didnt do something that she thinks is important. She likes to see me happy and she knows my shop makes me happy. I am lucky to be a part of her life and anyone who gets to be a part of her life is also lucky. I know this isnt a project, maybe a forum but i dont know how to put pictures in there. I just wanted everyone to know that without my spouse, I am only half a guy. How about you?
Isnt she beautifu!?

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#1 posted 05-23-2010 04:49 AM

Likewise Todd! Not sure how my wife would like being listed as a project though.

-- Smitty

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#2 posted 05-23-2010 04:55 AM

I cut the grass today, all 14 acres of it. Weeded flower gardens,filled the flower boxes, cleaned the kitchen watered gardens and put a few hours into shop work, took the laundry off the line while she drove her kids around town, went shopping, went out for dinner, got home and plopped her duff onto the couch so she get her fix of “reality TV”

She really completes me ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 05-23-2010 05:10 AM

Here Here my wife of 43 years is and always has been the center of my life and will always be my best friend.
And puts up with all my time in the shop and on LJs

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-23-2010 05:22 AM

I agree with you about how you fell about your wife. If my wife was not so caring and suportive to me, working in my work shop i probaly would not want to spend time in it. My wife is the only true friend i have she is the only person i want to spend ever second with. I get upset at time when i ask her to come out in the shop and watch me or help and she would rather sit in a aircondition house with her knitting stuff. If i could not make things for her i would abandon working in the shop. Thanks for the awesome write up about your wife.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

#5 posted 05-23-2010 05:42 AM

if it wasnt for my wife would have killed me by now.all the doors lock.from the inside.and have panic doors if i ever need a fast get it were for our wives we would all be sitting in the dark somewhere woundering what went wrong

-- i wonder if obama stood in a wind storm with them big ears of his would he start spinning like a drill bit

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#6 posted 05-23-2010 05:56 AM

The length of a man’s life is directly proportional to the length of his “honey-do” list.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#7 posted 05-23-2010 10:24 AM

I’m NOT Married (I was for 24 Years) OR Living Common Law.

So! I DON’T have a “Spouse”. I’m also Retired. I can spend as much Money as I want to. I can Buy whatever Tools I want to. I Have NO Debts & I OWN MY Home. I can Come & Go Whenever & Wherever I Please. TOTAL Freedom!!!

GREAT EH???? NAH!! I’d trade Any/All of the Above for Another trip to The Alter and a “Honey Do List”, In A HEART BEAT!!! And GLADLY Change ALL of the Above I’s Into We’s any Day Of The Week!!!


PS: Todd. I don’t give a POOP if this is, or is not a ”Proper Project” Posting. It might be one of the Best Postings in here!! Now! Thanks to You and all the other Great LJ’ers who posted here …..I’m gonna go to Bed now and Cry myself to Sleep. ;-}

-- _

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#8 posted 05-23-2010 12:18 PM

Bravo! Good on you!

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#9 posted 05-23-2010 01:04 PM

I have to say that my wife is also very understanding with me and my woodworking. I use to do my woodworking in a small building and would always talk to her about building my dream shop, out of the blue she says lets build it, I say no we don’t have the money and she said that we could make it. So we and I do mean we built the shop. I had a contractors tablesaw and it was getting some hard use and starting haveing trouble with the belt on it, I said I wish I had a cabinet saw she said lets buy you one, I said not now , but would look at them on the net, she finially said that if I didn’t order it she would so I now have a great new saw that I probably would not have bought if she would not have pushed me. What a wonderfull women I have found. Oh and she loves being in the shop with me also.

-- F.Little

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#10 posted 05-23-2010 01:27 PM

Your right, we don’t give them enough credit! After almost 45 years she still supports me in all the
hair-brained as well the few good ideas I have!

Thanks Dear!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#11 posted 05-23-2010 02:10 PM

I think this is one of the best post I have ever read. This year is #20 for me and my wife and she IS my best friend! I too enjoy when she comes down to the basement to spend time in the shop. Thanks for the thread… Russell

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#12 posted 05-23-2010 03:42 PM

Tomorrow is our 30th anniversary, and I feel the same way about my wife.

BTW, you just earned a bunch of brownie points. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 05-23-2010 04:01 PM

I to have a very supportive wife as well. When I retired two years ago, she told me she would give up her garage for my shop if I would agree to clean the snow off her car in the winter. There is a deal I could not pass up. All I do now is build things for us, kids, grandkids and other family members. We were both married once before but will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary together on the 28th of this month.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 05-23-2010 04:14 PM

I think this is a project post…we just don’t realize that we are the “projects”! Twenty years for me now….wasn’t looking when she found me, haven’t looked since. She is my woodworking enabler…..she bought me a new band saw for mother’s day (yes, mother’s day)....Hal Tayor plans for christmas…..she only has 2 requirements….her car has to fit in the garage and she has the right of first refusal!

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#15 posted 05-23-2010 05:41 PM

And I thought I was the only one out there with a wonderful wife. God blessed me with her 32 years ago and I wouldn’t trade a day!!!

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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