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Project by sandhill posted 2342 days ago 2587 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wonderful wife Debbie has always wanted a Picnic Table so Saturday she came home with a load of 2X6s and 2X4s and asked me to show her how to make it. I gave her an introduction on each piece of woodworking equipment along with the safety talk, had her do a few practice cuts on some scrape and turned her loose while I stood there and admired her. Here are a few pictures of her efforts thus far. Next week end she should have it ready for use and I will fire up the grill and serve the food. Anyone close enough is welcome to join us for a steak. BYOB

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2342 days ago

Looks like she’s having fun!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Douglas Krueger

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#2 posted 2341 days ago

Sharing hobbies is a great way to keep a relationship healthy, you are a lucky man to have your wife join in the fun. Of course this could also mean carte blanc as far as remodelling/upgrading the shop.

Wish I could join ya for the BBQ but the commute is a bit much, bon appetite.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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Roz

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#3 posted 2341 days ago

Good job Debbie! Look, after next weekend if you are free I could use a little help with a deck I have to rebuild.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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FlWoodRat

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#4 posted 2341 days ago

Way to go man. Getting the Pretty Mrs. Sandhill into the shop is great. Now all you have to do is to remind her of two things….. #1 Put on some safety glasses when using those power tools, and #2 It’s YOUR SHOP and there you are the BOSS!.. Ok.. Forget #2. Have a great day.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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toyguy

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#5 posted 2341 days ago

Thanks for the offer, but a bit of a drive for me.

Getting the other half involved with your hobby is great. A few years back I introduced my wife to golf. It has cost me a bunch of money since, but I now always have someone to play with. Not sure if I would want her in the shop though.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 2341 days ago

That is great that your wife is wanting to do some woodworking. Now when you get a new piece of equipment you can say,”Look what I got for you Dear!” Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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RobH

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#7 posted 2341 days ago

Well, Sandhill, it looks like you were too slow on that project. It looks like she is having fun doing it. The only problem I can see is that now you may have to wait on your tools to be able to use them. Or, maybe this is a reason to buy all new tools for you and build a new shop. That way you can have his and hers tools and shops.

Thanks for the steak offer, butI must pass.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 2341 days ago

Sandhill,

You are now married to an official toolbelt Diva. Your shop will never be the same, my friend, now that she is a woodworker. :)

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2341 days ago

Go Debbie.. Go Debbie
And is she a member, now? So she can post her own projects?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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sandhill

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#10 posted 2341 days ago

Its nice to share and I am lucky to have a friend to work along side of both in the shop and in life. Her true love (besides me) is Gardening, Quilting and china painting but she likes to experiment in a wide range of crafts but I have a feeling she will be in the shop often from now on.
Thanks everyone
PS I will remind her about the safety glasses.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 2341 days ago

Okay, next time my wife drags me to Disney World, I’ll take you up on that invitation. (nothing personal, but I hope it is no time soon. lol)

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

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rikkor

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#12 posted 2341 days ago

This is really a great post. Thanks for sharing. You are a lucky man.

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sandhill

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#13 posted 2336 days ago

Well it rained today which means no wood working outside and that is where we would have had to do the finishing and next week we go to Atlants to visit the grand kids, maybe in two weeks we can get back to it.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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sandhill

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#14 posted 2336 days ago

Charlie
Try Bush Gardens outside Tampa and stay away from Disney you will save a LOT of money and still have a lot of fun.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Beginningwoodworker

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#15 posted 2303 days ago

Looks like your wife is having fun.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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