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Project by William posted 248 days ago 1082 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Every man knows about the honey do list.
My wife doesn’t necessarily make a list. She just let’s me know when she needs something done and I do it as soon as I can.
Well this morning, my wife brought me all of this. It is the things she and the kids use for school projects, such as science fair boards. She has had this in a bag that she pulls out when there is a project to be done. She wanted something better to store them so she could pull them out and everything be in an orderly fashion.
So what could I do?
Well I done what any man does. I stalled. I asked questions like, “well honey, what did you have in mind?”
She said she didn’t care if I put holes in a log to stick it all in, just get it done.
.
Wait.
Here’s some advice ladies. Never, NEVER, tell a guy he can check something off the honey do list simply by drilling some holes in a log, even if you’re just joking. If you do, you will probably get some holes in a log.

No, I’m serious.
You’ll get some holes in a log.

It works, and she’s happy.

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#DISCLOSURE#
Only part of this story is true. My wife did want something to put all this in. The rest of it was my attempt at adding a tiny bit of humor to a short, boring project post.
Actually, I was looking for a large enough block of wood to make something like this. I thought it would be neat to make it out of a piece of log. This was an interesting project. It took more thought than I thought it would to get jigs rigged up to drill the holes at workable angles on both sides of the log without it trying to buck or move on the drill press table.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 248 days ago

A crafty solution….

When it comes to checking off items on the honey-do-list….
You are no bump on a log!

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

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#2 posted 248 days ago

Nice read, nice project especially when the wife is happy!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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William

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#3 posted 248 days ago

Thank you both.

Actually Bearpie, while making this (wife was at work) I wasn’t sure how she was going to feel about using a half log for it. She got home and seen it though and was absolutely thrilled with it. She wouldn’t even allow me to keep it a few days so I could put some kind of finish on it to try and help preserve the bark. She just took it home like it was.
So I have three options there.
1. I can leave her be with it.
2. I can sneak it back and put a finish on it.
3.I can make another one and apply finish so I don’t have to sneak that one back to the shop.
I’m leaning towards #2 just because it sounds like more of a challenge.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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eddie

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#4 posted 248 days ago

lol nice holes William

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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William

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#5 posted 248 days ago

Well Eddie, it was actually a nice log before I put all those holes in it.
Darn, I ruin everything.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Michael Wilson

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#6 posted 248 days ago

“It works, and she’s happy.”

WIN!

(I’d vote for #2 also :)

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William

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#7 posted 248 days ago

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CFrye

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#8 posted 248 days ago

Great tale and project William. I’m thinking option #3 since you didn’t leave any room for expansion! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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redryder

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#9 posted 248 days ago

Nicely done.
I like these projects that take less thought, less work and less sanding.
You must be the go to guy for scissors….....................

-- mike...............

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stefang

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#10 posted 248 days ago

The log and the story were both very creative. A happy wife is always good.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#11 posted 248 days ago

This is very artistic… Handy dandy too for the center of a table where more than one kid is creating their fine drawings, crafts. and pictures. Way kool idea.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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William

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#12 posted 248 days ago

Thank you all.

Do any of you have any more suggestions?
I like the room for expansion idea. What is a good way to seal it to preserve the bark though?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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StumpyNubs

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#13 posted 247 days ago

You could give it a coat or five of poly, but I think it would make it look less natural. I say leave it bare. They say that if the tree was cut in the winter, the bark is likely to stay on. And by “they” I mean Roy Underhill. I say wait and see what happens. If it comes off, it is likely to do so in one big chunk. They you can just glue it back on. No biggie.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Francois Vigneron

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#14 posted 247 days ago

Nice one and cool story !

If you still have the jig, please add a pic of it : I’d like to know how to balance a log on a drill press. I guess I would wedge it between two vertical boards of different height, themselves screwed on a plywood base. But I’d have to re-screw one of them for each different angle.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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William

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#15 posted 247 days ago

Thank you stumps.

As for the jigs, for each of three different angles I screwed scrap pieces of different height strips of wood to a piece of plywood and then wedges this against the fence with the log on it. I clamped this all to the table and drilled each hole. I threw it all back into the firewood pile when done, dice that’s where I got it all from.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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