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Project by crmitchell posted 01-27-2013 01:50 AM 1136 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While not made of wood, this is my assistant in the shop – all 17 pounds of her. She is shown in her usual highly alert posture, always on guard against any critters that might attack. Dainty little thing !

An outstanding helper, always ready to give advice, but quiet, never criticizes anything I do, always ready to check out progress.

She has even learned to eat roasted peanuts – as long as I shell them for her.

A lizard with 2 tails that she captured outside the shop door – saved my life !





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 02:20 AM

i’ve got an assistant about like yours,she comes out to the shop and sometimes she jumps up on the table when i’m painting or staining.like yours she never critizes!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Dallas

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 02:23 AM

I have about 5 of those who infest my workspace, two of them feel that anytime I am inthe shop they must clock in and guard me and help me with measuring, painting, finishing, glue ups, just about anything they can get in their fur.

One even likes to watch the planer, band saw and table saw while they are running.

I couldn’t make anything without them.

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

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Natalie

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 02:34 AM

I had a dog asst. and i would insist that he wear hearing muffs. He got to where he would bring them to me cuz he knew there was mo getting out of it. We have kitties now and they wont come near the noise

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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Yeorwned

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 05:56 AM

I’ve had an assistant like that wonder in the shop before. All it took was a big dust collector to fire up and kitty was long gone.

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rockindavan

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 06:00 AM

When I had a basement shop, my furry cat would like to get himself full of sawdust, then spread it around the rest of the house.

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 04:07 PM

Great looking assistant, mine do not criticize either, but they do interrupt when they think I have forgotten
to feed them.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Brent Golden

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#7 posted 01-27-2013 04:37 PM

I have two also like that. Ya know what they say…..”Dogs have masters, Cats have staff.”

-- Brent Golden www.intarsiaonthebay.com

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 01-27-2013 05:06 PM

Our chief assistant and night watchman was Dusty (my avatar). His two sidekicks were two tomcats, Tom and Bakke, who didn’t get along at all and they sure as hell didn’t like Dusty.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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jeffswildwood

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#9 posted 01-28-2013 01:21 AM

Mine figured out the advantage to my basement shop window. Right at my workbench. I guess to them the best window in the house cause they love to visit me there. Also figured out when they want in where to go, just go to the window and cry.

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Vicki

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#10 posted 01-28-2013 05:17 AM

Beautiful cat!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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CalgaryGeoff

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#11 posted 02-10-2013 09:43 PM

I too have a similar assistant. He’s got a cat bed in the shop and climbs over all the tools and is always available to me to bounce ideas off. He’s grown used to the noises the machines make, even the dust collector. Good kitty.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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