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BOB67CAM

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1667 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: mad frustrated scream busted broken clutsy wifelol humor question trick cherry padauk alder joining arts and crafts

ok so i have a pretty small shop so i know thats a chunk of my issue but im wondering how to keep my wife safe.. ok thats a stretch but my plan was to make a coffee table for the contest which i realized a few days ago that i would not make the deadline, so frustrated and bummed but ill get over it
anyways i have the sides 45ed and and before they were glued up (they are 5 piece sides) i swear to GOD they hit the floor numerous times and every single time the 45 would get dented or damaged finally i said screw it and i built 8 grain matched inserts i guess id call them and glued them up as soon as i could..then tonite my wife knocked over 1 of the sides and it busted a chunk off, put 2 cracks in the botton of the piece and put a dent in the other end….
i dont really have a bunch that will the peices, i had a cart way out of the way, or so i thought and the cart is just a couple inches bigger then the table on both dimensions
i havent put her in a straight jacket and chained her to the stair railing yet…but im close..lmao
anyways so how do you guys and or gals keep stuff from hitting the floor? and if it does what do you do if a repair is possible?
or hell anyone got any good stories to make me feel not so bad?..lol

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea


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Jeison

947 posts in 1734 days


#1 posted 1667 days ago

offer her candy laced with knockout drugs when you want to work
“oh honey you’re so swee…”THUD
problem solved

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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TraumaJacques

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#2 posted 1667 days ago

I have a nice bed of shavings and dust on the floor to absorb the impact of a fumbled piece. And the wife does not go in the shop period. i do like Jei’s idea though.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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Jeison

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#3 posted 1667 days ago

well of course you have a nice bed of shavings on the floor, if your wife doesn’t go in who sweeps up?

ow hey who threw that brick…

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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BOB67CAM

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#4 posted 1667 days ago

lmao @ the sweeping
i have been attepting to keep it clean, however the nonswept approah is sounding better, altho i think if i ban her from the garage id get banned from dragging sawdust in the house, or just from going into the house..lol

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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Jeison

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#5 posted 1667 days ago

“oh thats fine sweetie I won’t go in your shop. So have you picked out a spot for the couch out there?”

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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BOB67CAM

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#6 posted 1667 days ago

lmao yea exactly! i wonder if the knockout drugs will keep her for a week?...lol i think shed get suspicious after about the 7th time i gave her candy and she passed out again..lol

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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Mogebier

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#7 posted 1660 days ago

My wife and Son know to leave Daddy alone when I am using tools :)
Unless they hear a scream, followed by silence.

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1659 days ago

Distractions are the main cause of accidents in the shop

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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miles125

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#9 posted 1659 days ago

You just call it a distressed look coffee table and keep on going!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Mark

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#10 posted 1659 days ago

my wife never comes in my shop…lol…sometimes i actually wish she would and take a whack at woodworking but that’ll never happen…other than that its too loud n messy for her to withstand

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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hammeredon

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#11 posted 1659 days ago

After reading several post on safety topics my first thought was ” do not let beginers read this forum” as I have read way to many post with peaple stating they are to good to get hurt so they do not use SAFETY EQUIPMENT.

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SawdustWrangler

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#12 posted 1659 days ago

I will call my wife into the shop from time to time when I need a woman’s eye on patterning different colored lumber on projects…but that’s it! I cringed last month when she called me at work and asked “How do you work the wood digger thingy?” Obviously I replied “Darling its called a ROUTER and it can take your arm off.” ; )

-- Chris, South Carolina

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russv

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#13 posted 1659 days ago

chris,
could of just said you can break a nail using it. No need to scare her to death.

No offense lady lumberjocks. this only refers to those that call a router a “thingy”.

russv

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DynaBlue

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#14 posted 1659 days ago

I agree…call it shabby chic and raise the price 25%!

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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SawdustWrangler

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#15 posted 1656 days ago

LOL Russy but she is a country girl plus being a nurse so broken nails wouldn’t scare her one bit.

-- Chris, South Carolina

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