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Made this sewing machune cabinet for my ungrateful EXWIFE

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Project by Robertd posted 784 days ago 2419 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed and made this sewing machine for ungraftful exwife who said that my woodshop was a frivolist waste of money. Made it with poplar.





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SchottFamily

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#1 posted 784 days ago

That whole thing’s poplar? It looks amazing. My wife’s been asking for a sewing table, but the cost of a lift has been prohibitive. I showed her this and she said to tell you 1.) It beautiful and 2.) You made a wise choice to dump her. There’s better out there, man. My wife pushes me out into the shop to play sometimes.

-- IZZZZZI BoB IZZZZZI

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vipond33

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#2 posted 784 days ago

Dynamite drawer fronts and flip out extensions. I love poplar and probably would not have stained any part. Maybe the ex wife thought the same way.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Woodbutcher3

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#3 posted 784 days ago

Love the way you used the grain & color of the wood. You are an artist.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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rdjack21

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#4 posted 784 days ago

That’s a nice sewing table. The more poplar I see the more I like the wood.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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Victor Kerr

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#5 posted 784 days ago

I have one of those hope she appriceates it, its beautiful seems like your shop is ok after all

-- Victor,Iowa,

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kdc68

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#6 posted 783 days ago

She should be eating those words now !!....You are a talented woodworker. What you do in your workshop isn’t a waste of time when you can create pieces that look like that

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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RickL

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#7 posted 783 days ago

Great looking table, and there is no such thing as wasting time, or money, in
the shop, no matter what you turn out! You old use it for a computer desk.

-- Rick, Union,KY firstlightwoodworking.blogspot.com

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SirFatty

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#8 posted 783 days ago

Regardless of what comes out of the shop, if you enjoy the work and find it rewarding, then it is not frivolous or a waste. I’m lucky to have a wife that fully supports what I do… but I would do it regardless!

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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Oldtool

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#9 posted 783 days ago

Beautiful work. Are drawers made from one wide board, or is that a book match glue up? Good job either way.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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mbs

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#10 posted 783 days ago

Nice.

Your shop Is no more frivolous than her shoe collection.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

#11 posted 783 days ago

Allow me to add: It’s too bad your “ungrateful es” doesn’t like your work.
My wife loves that I do woodworking and is supportive in every way. If she sees me looking at a new tool she tries to get me to buy it.
She finally realized that more tools result in better work for the projects on the “Honey-Do” list!
Chin up and stright forward!
Don

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 783 days ago

A most unique sewing table and a job well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Robertd

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#13 posted 783 days ago

Wow! Thanks for all the nice compliments. The new wife loves my woodworking. Just ask her how she likes the kitchen I built her. Oh and the one I built her was 10x nicer then the one I built for the Ungrateful one. The drawer fronts are made from one piece of wood. The reason I stained it because the streaks in the wood were a redish purple.I wanted them to match. I goofed when I put an oil base poly on it and the yellow tint of the poly turned the streaks brown. I built this when I was just getting back into woodworking years ago had to buy all new equipment. I actually bought this poplar at Home Depot which I hardly ever do now,

Bob D

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don1960

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#14 posted 783 days ago

Wow, that is amazing. Your ex was an idiot.

My wife fully supports my addiction (woodworking :-) So much that I never run out of projects, big or small. Hmm, maybe that’s a problem? But a good one.

-- -- Don from PA

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dbhost

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#15 posted 783 days ago

Great sewing table.

Remember, having an EX wife means you are freed up from her B.S., at least mostly…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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