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Blog entry by randyb posted 01-07-2010 12:37 AM 963 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have to say I am very lucky to have a wife that supports me in all of my hobbies. We all know woodworking takes a lot of room, money and time. My shop is our garage, we have never parked a car in it as long as we have owned our house, she has never complained. My wife has bought me many really great tools and always comes out to my shop a looks at my simplest acomplishments. I know many of you feel the same way, so heres to our wives!

-- I was going for that distressed look



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 12:57 AM

lucky you

Dennis

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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 01:01 AM

Sure makes life easier to have a supportive wife. I talk with so many guys who have to hide tool purchases from their wives. What a shame. I’ll definitely keep mine.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 01:02 AM

Amen.

-- -- Neil

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Andrew

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 01:10 AM

Super Amen. My wife is very supportive, until the next tool I don’t have comes up, but she come ( wears down) around. HaHa. She talks about my tool needs with some of her freinds, they seem to like me, so all is good. I do Love her. Even when she says I can’t have a jointer, even though all my freinds say I should.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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GMman

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 01:19 AM

Well randy my is he same if I mention I want a tool she ask me a few questions and in a few days she drives in with the tool, she also enjoy coming in to see me work but no saw dust or shaving in the house.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 01:26 AM

I am deeply grateful for my wife. She is very supportive of what I do.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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PineInTheAsh

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 01:27 AM

Yes, yes! Most definitely, ...Here’s to our wives!
After forty-two+ years she’s the wonderful girl, lovely lady and life partner.

Always encouraing and supportive in all my sometimes wacky endevours; could not have done it without her.
I am blessed. Randy, we are blessed.

Best to all,
Peter

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Napaman

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#8 posted 01-07-2010 01:33 AM

DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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RetiredCoastie

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#9 posted 01-07-2010 02:21 AM

Randy you are absolutely right, our wives support us when no one else will and sometimes when they shouldn’t. I couldn’t have accomplished what I have done without my wife’s support nor would I want to!

-- www.thepatriotwoodworker.com Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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Dan Lyke

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#10 posted 01-07-2010 02:21 AM

Here’s to our wives and mistresses… may they never meet.

More seriously: Hear hear! Luckily, for me those are the same person.

Mine’s off for two months volunteering on the other side of the country. She called last night while I was at a local woodworker’s association meeting, and I mentioned that the place we were at had a scrap pile and it could be expensive. She said “I’m not spending much for the next two months”. Hello Ziricote and Camatillo!

Other phrases that have reminded me I’ve got a great partner: “Doesn’t Festool make a tool that’ll do that?” and “We’re not leaving here without a planer.” And her brother’s wedding gift to us was a chunk of beautiful lumber.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#11 posted 01-07-2010 02:50 AM

Mine too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She’s number1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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CreekWoodworker

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#12 posted 01-07-2010 02:53 AM

Absolutely, here is to our wives. I wouldn’t be into woodworking if it wasn’t for her. I’ve pretty much taken over most of our basement, all she want is a small space for storage.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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Rj

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#13 posted 01-07-2010 03:01 AM

I second that ! my wife has suported me 110% in what ever I do defiantly my better half …She is my Angle from heaven always there to lift me up when I’m down!!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 01-07-2010 03:11 AM

She is my best friend, supporter and helps in the shop if I need help. She is looking forward to working in the shop more after she retires the end of this month. Here I thought she was letting me get all this equipment just for me. Thats alright, I enjoy her company.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Jimthecarver

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#15 posted 01-07-2010 03:23 AM

My wife….wow, she is totally AWESOME!
Since my heart attack in “09” I have not been able to work. She has supported my tinkering around in the shop and always ask if I have supplies to keep me some what busy.
How could a guy not be completely in love with a lady like that?
She comes to the shop to look my projects over and smiles.
Thanks Honey

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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