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Forum topic by Don Newton posted 04-14-2010 06:50 PM 1656 views 0 times favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Newton

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04-14-2010 06:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ladies projects

While viewing a posting about multiple postings a fellow Lumberjock wrote that the men on Lumberjocks cause more problems than the ladies. No doubt that’s true but it got me to thinking “What are our Lumberjock sisters working on?” Ladies, now is the time to show your Lumberjock brothers what type of projects the ladies are making. I’ll bet the projects are as diverse as what the men are doing. Come on girls, now it’s your chance to show your stuff!

-- Don, Pittsburgh


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MrsN

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#1 posted 04-14-2010 07:05 PM

lol, right now I am working on….
  • 2 blanket chests
  • 1 set of doggy stairs
  • 1 night stand
  • 3 book shelf
  • 1 head board
  • 1 gun cabinet
  • 13 mag-lev cars
  • 27 CO2 cars
  • 18 mousetrap cars

The first bunch are projects for my highschool woodshop class, the last 3 are my middle school classes.

At home I have a couple of bandsaw boxes in the works, a padauk tractor, and a fret-work wildlife scene that I work on depending on my mood. I also have a few jewelry ideas bouncing around my head that I should try.

I guess I like to multi-task.

MrsN

-- ----- www.KNWoodworking.com ----- --

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Heidi Neely

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#2 posted 04-14-2010 08:01 PM

It’s funny, I’ve often commented to Keith that sometimes I think the GUYS on here can be worse about bickering then a bunch of ladies! Ha,ha! ; )

I’m currently trying to decide between 2 possible carving projects. One (I THINK) will be considerably more tricky then the other. I have BOTH already drawn out on my pieces of wood, so I suppose whichever one strikes my fance when I walk out into the shop in a few minutes is the one I’m gonna start on.

I have alot on my mind today, so which ever I choose…I just need to busy myself with for the day so I don’t drive myself crazy up until the kids are out of school. After the 2:00 hour….the KIDS are my projects, lol!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 04-14-2010 08:12 PM

I am perfect and never bicker so here goes Big als trade song OHHH lordie itttt’s haaard to beee humbell when ya get better looooookin each daaaaaay each timme I lloks in the mirror LOL Alistair Ps I still love you ladies though always will .LOL

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#4 posted 04-14-2010 08:17 PM

I think its awesome sharing our hobby with women.
Most of the women out there are way better than me
at woodworking so heres to ya ladies! woot woot!!! hahaha!

I think its awesome, plus guy’s dig scars!!!!

-- dumpster diver delux

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littlecope

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#5 posted 04-14-2010 09:00 PM

We live in interesting times…
Woodworking has not been a Male-dominated, but a Male-only Craft since the beginning.
I feel like I am witnessing History!!
These Woman are the very first generation to “Break-in”, so to speak…
And Look At Their Work!!! Holy Cats!!!
We Men should be scared, very scared… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Wintersedge

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#6 posted 04-14-2010 09:06 PM

Time for a good joke..
What did the woman in the kitchen say to the guy in the woodshop…

Never mind.. my wife is standing next to me and says if I type any more she is gonna hit me with a 2×4 and sell my tools on craigslist/ebay. :)

-- Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.

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scottishrose

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#7 posted 04-14-2010 09:37 PM

Right now I’m working on reenginering an old desk so it will meet the needs of my computer – altering the middle top drawer with butler tray henges and a new bottom so I can put my keyboard in it, and building a 3 sided mouse pad that will fit over the right hand top drawer. I also want to put a wider board on top of the hutch part to hold the printer and screen. I have a drafting table and chair mostly cut out but need to be assembled but that is after I reupholster my wingback chair and foot stool so I can get them back into the bedroom and get the router table outa the bedroom and back into the shop which is full.
I am also building two 4’x8’ raised beds to garden in this summer pending the removal of an old cedar stump which I am in the middle of cutting all the roots. It has stood around for at least 30 years and spalted would be an understatement. I just need to get it down below ground level as the beds go on top. I am also in the process of sharpening a couple of drawers full of chisels and plane blades now that I have gotten them all unrusted thanks to a quart of Evapo-Rust. These plus many woodcarving tools were my grandfathers.

My next project will be learning to hand cut dovetails since I finally got the set of Veritas dovetail saws, their micro adjustable marking guage and sliding bevel. I’m really excited about learning to use these new tools and a hand made box with dovetail corners is hopefully going to be my first hand made project. I have a particularly nice piece of maple waiting for that project. Right now my workbench is covered in flats of plants sprouting for the proposed garden. The warm weather is particularly welcome so I can get outside to do some sanding. I just got a dust control system for my wet/dry vac, but I don’t think it will take care of enough sanding dust to do it indoors, but I’m looking forward to using it on my router table and a few more tools. which as we all know one can never have enough of.
Mostly I’m learning to do with what I have and don’t have – I don’t have a table saw or band saw or drill press or a jointer or surface planer. That is kind of limitting, but i’m learning to work around that for the time being and since I am a beginner it gives me time to learn the basics. Also, There are a few LJ’s in the area I could probably ask for help if I needed it when it comes to those tools I don’t have.
Nothing fancy yet, but watch me grow!
Scottishrose

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 04-14-2010 10:00 PM

WW is just like shooting sports. Guys do it because it’s a guy thing to do. When women do it, they are good at it. Trust me, I’ve been beaten by a girl before :-)) Matter of fact, I know a few who beat most guys !!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 04-14-2010 10:25 PM

The ladies are just wonderful women in general have been treated by we men very unfairly all along the line why even today women don’t always get paid the same as men for the same job it’s rediculous but things are getting better.Men are beginning to realise that women not only can do all the things that men can do in the workplace but many times much better .So you will never here a bad word against women from me generally speaking.They are also very beautiful and cuddly and that’s from a man who is married 40 years in a few months and still loves his wife.So more power to you girls Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#10 posted 04-15-2010 12:19 AM

I race BMX and guess what I have been humble by a few women myself!
My wife races too and I love it when she stomps the guys in the dirt.
totaly not wood related I know but you get the hint! hahaha!

p.s. Shes fast, but yet to beat me racing!!! hahahaha!

-- dumpster diver delux

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Heidi Neely

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#11 posted 04-15-2010 06:20 PM

There’s just something very satisfying to me as a woman to know I can “hold down the fort”...be an awesome mommy (nurse, taxi driver, teacher, and roll model to my kids), whip up something yummy in the kitchen, take good care of my MAN , AAAAAND… make something come to life out of a blank piece of wood….ALL IN THE SAME DAY!! (and often ALL at the same time!!) ; )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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Don Newton

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#12 posted 04-15-2010 06:47 PM

I expected more ladies to respond. Of the 13 postings, 7 were from men and only 6 from women. I know there has to be more ladies out there working wood. Could this be another example of the men being more active than the women? Let’s hear from you!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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Leslie

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#13 posted 04-15-2010 07:31 PM

Well lets see I have the walnut for a cutting borad 6’ x 18” thats alot of riping, planing, and glueing yet to do. Then theres the cabinet door I need to finish, the trim for the stairs thats ceder, rip, plan, and cut all those miters I just hate. The table bace I have to finish and the chairs I need to start 12 of them. Oh Lord help me for I have neve bult anything like a chair before. Then after all that maybe I can start a few more things or finish the rest of the small things in the house like more trim din and game room, wet bar game room, bath rm game rm, lower arch from din to kitchen and add copper.

-- Leslie, TX

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Cher

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#14 posted 04-15-2010 08:03 PM

I started woodworking after I bought 4 chairs, they were so expensive I decided I would never again buy furniture I couldn’t make. Needless to say I did buy a coffee table 2 years ago and paid a fortune for that too. The reason I bought it was because I loved it and knew it would take too long to make one. To justify the price, I told my husband it was our Christmas gift to each other. We don’t buy gifts for each other for Christmas because when we see something we want we buy it.(finances permitting)
I have made a bedroom suite, 3 bookcases, a massive cupboard for storage, a side table and frames for mirrors (these items haven’t been added to my projects) these have
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/25748
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24335 The last few days I have been busy making and putting up a gate (my husband had started putting up fences on either side of the house and I have been left to finish it off).
Currently I am busy making bedroom furniture, I have started on the pedestals, I am about half way done. I need to get more wood for the bed but have to wait for my husband to go and pick it up for me. Other than that I have started woodturning, still practicing and I haven’t done anything worth while posting.
I do all the cooking, cleaning, paying of the bills, banking, shopping, house and pool maintenance and I take care of our 5 month old Golden Retriever that chews anything and everything (and sometimes I don’t know why I am so tired).

-- When you know better you do better.

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Cher

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#15 posted 04-15-2010 08:07 PM

littlecope You guys are brave us girls are very cautious, if we go down the whole house goes down.

-- When you know better you do better.

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