1 upped by the wife this weekend

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Project by lumberjoe posted 01-14-2013 03:12 PM 2911 views 3 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This weekend was dedicated to woodworking around our hose. Early in the morning on Saturday we went to the lumber mill and picked up some rough cut maple, cherry and walnut. I needed to help my dad hang some crown molding in a few rooms so I spent the day there. To my surprise, I came home to FIVE cutting board glue-ups. I am pretty impressed considering I left on Saturday with the shop full of 12 foot long rough sawn boards. It seems she was paying attention when I was prepping stock previously because she planed everything and jointed an edge with a router.

Up until this point, she had never touched a router, but now it is one of her favorite tools. She isn’t sure what all the profiles are for but I had a 1/8” round-over in my flush trim Ridgid so she edged all of the boards with that.

She sanded and finished them all yesterday before and after we went to the woodworking show. I can’t say I have ever banged out 5 cutting boards in a weekend. Now I either need to go out and build something fantastic in that amount of time, or don the apron and get in the kitchen.


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#1 posted 01-14-2013 03:15 PM

What-cha cookin’??? Can I have some?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 03:17 PM

Sweet. Spread the joy.
Cheers for her. I say 5 stars.

It was my Mom who taught me how to use a tablesaw, and how to drywall.


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#3 posted 01-14-2013 03:17 PM

Well tell here great job for all of us. Looks like your partner in crime loves woodworking as well. Should be fun to buy tools and hang out more!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 03:18 PM

Holy crap …. Mr. Mom better get his act in gear or the missus is gonna control the shop. Thats awesoem that your wife is so interested in wood working and good too. There will be plenty of time spent together in the shop and thats a good thing.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 03:24 PM

You are a lucky man my friend enjoy it, and tell her they look great she does nice work…

-- Cosmicturner

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 03:34 PM

She has always been interested in turning and is good at it, this is really her first time working with flatwood stuff. She has helped with cutting boards in the past, but usually just arranging the lay out and applying mineral oil.

She picked up an acrylic casting kit at the wood show this weekend and we found out (the hard way) that a band saw is kind of a necessity to trim the blanks with any kind of consistency. After about a year of pestering, I think we are going bandsaw shopping this weekend.


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#7 posted 01-14-2013 04:03 PM

Good Job Mrs. Lumberjoe!

Those are some good looking boards!

I only made 2 boards and most of a box this weekend. Not nearly as impressive as what you did, but then, I’m kind of lazy anymore.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#8 posted 01-14-2013 04:08 PM

You are lucky to have your wife sharei in your intrest of wood work, and for sure she has talent in what she made :-)

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#9 posted 01-14-2013 04:32 PM

Next thing, she’ll be asking where she can sign up to LOL

Beautiful boards too!

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#10 posted 01-14-2013 04:36 PM

Don the apron and get in the kitchen!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 01-14-2013 04:42 PM


Hang on to that one :-)

The gauntlet has been thrown down.

Nice boards!

If you want any bread baking tips, let me know. :p

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#12 posted 01-14-2013 05:41 PM

At this point, feel free to start messaging me bread recipes and baking tips


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#14 posted 01-14-2013 06:45 PM

The only thing I am a little peeved about but won’t make a big deal of is she kind of ruined my cross cut sled. I am a specialty blade kind of guy. Lucky for her, my rip blade was on the saw. Unlucky for me, she trimmed the edges with my cross cut sled and cut a new kerf. Many times I line up pencil lines to that kerf, and now it is a bit off. She also wondered why she had so much sanding to do after the cross cuts.

I kind of wanted a new one anyway.


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#15 posted 01-14-2013 07:14 PM

She did great. You should probably fix her a meal for it anyway. I can only dream of someone to work with.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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