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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.
Jun 03, 2012
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#1 posted 06-03-2012 10:22 PM
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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#2 posted 06-04-2012 01:14 AM
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
-- email@example.com : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.
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#3 posted 06-04-2012 01:23 AM
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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#4 posted 06-04-2012 02:26 AM
That’s a nice sewing table. The more poplar I see the more I like the wood.
-- --- Richard Jackson
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#5 posted 06-04-2012 04:06 AM
I have one of those hope she appriceates it, its beautiful seems like your shop is ok after all
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#6 posted 06-04-2012 10:48 AM
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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#7 posted 06-04-2012 11:33 AM
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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#8 posted 06-04-2012 12:19 PM
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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#9 posted 06-04-2012 12:25 PM
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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#10 posted 06-04-2012 12:50 PM
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.
Don "Dances with Wood" Butler
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#11 posted 06-04-2012 03:48 PM
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 wood.
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#12 posted 06-04-2012 03:54 PM
A most unique sewing table and a job well done.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
#13 posted 06-04-2012 04:05 PM
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,
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#14 posted 06-04-2012 04:32 PM
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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#15 posted 06-04-2012 06:41 PM
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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