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Forum topic by Pete_Jud posted 06-17-2010 06:25 AM 1382 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-17-2010 06:25 AM

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Wonder how many have a shop buddy to keep you company. I had one of my sons dogs in the shop for a couple of months while he was in Iraq. Her pillow is still in the shop office, and I miss the company. I know now that I need another, and may be getting one tomorrow. Just a thought.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#1 posted 06-17-2010 07:45 AM

No distractions but the radio for me.

-- 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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#2 posted 06-17-2010 11:01 AM

Got a 95 lb Louisiana Catahula Leopard Dog named Callie she’s my shop dog like a kid with a present she loves the new tools.


I bring home a box with a tool she sits there and waits for me to open it, my other 2 dogs smell no food and walk away.

She sleeps to the sounds of drills and saws.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#3 posted 06-17-2010 03:05 PM

Only the radio but can’t always hear it due to tool noise.

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#4 posted 06-17-2010 03:07 PM

Quigley (our Basset) lays at the top of the steps and watches but the noise bothers him so he won’t venture down into the shop.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 06-18-2010 01:10 AM

I like to have my lab in the shop and let her in as much as possible. Just be careful with their ears. They can’t wear ear protection like we do. When I’m going to be using really loud or high pitched tools…planer, router etc. I make her go back in the house.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#6 posted 06-18-2010 02:24 PM

I enjoy my solitude.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 06-18-2010 02:36 PM

My “Home Boy” Mike (my 80 lbs boxer) loves to come out and visit for a bit. I normaly let him in before i fire up any tools though. I adopted him from a boxer rescue years ago and he had a hard life before he came home. So I try to go out of my way to not do anything that may scare the mess out of him….

I also have a house full of girls…. Seems like they take turns coming out to the shop and just hanging out with me. I really enjoy that (especially when they pretend they are really interested in what I’m doing…. lol… They love me…lol)

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 06-19-2010 05:28 AM

I now have one, it’s a possum, from queensland, a rescue. Got the cage and a bunch of other stuff with her. She is in my office, long way and a closed door to keep the noise down for her. Just have to make shure that I have apples and peanuts for her.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#9 posted 06-27-2010 03:56 PM

I have 2. Mike, my husband has his space where he hand carves native american busts. It’s kind of nice we’re both in the same room in our own little worlds. Every so often we ask for the others thoughts or advice on the project we are working on. Then there’s Lightfoot our healer mixed mutt, who’s always at my feet. We found her 7 years ago in our shed starving and scared. Needless to say she’s been fat and happy ever since. She never lets me out of her sight.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#10 posted 06-27-2010 04:23 PM

I am alone always sometimes it would be nice to have 4 hands but I manage.
Not a good idea to have a dog or a cat on the shop they have very fine hearing and it could hurt their hearing.
If someone comes to visit it all stops until they are gone.

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#11 posted 06-27-2010 04:31 PM

I have two heelers that will come in and out to see what i am doing, but mostly it just me and my ipod.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#12 posted 06-27-2010 04:36 PM

My shop buddy is a 5-year-old lab/chow called Omni. She was a rescue dog who had some severe issues when we found her at 14-ish-weeks. Very big case of separation anxiety, still.

So, so goes where I go. She loves hanging out in the shop with me… she likes watching the mill! :) When I have the sheet router doing something for a long period of time, it’s not unusual for her to sit underneath it just hanging out.

I can’t tell if things are too loud (I’m deaf) but she does—when I use the planer she goes elsewhere until it stops. I turn on a vac before I use it so she’s learned.. vac comes on, she goes and hides. Vac turns off, she comes back. This gets kind of hilarious when I end up turning it on and off several times because I’m being absent-minded… :P

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#13 posted 06-27-2010 09:00 PM

I bring our Lab, Riley, down to the shop most days. He stays in a crate near the workbench. Crate = Home for him. I like it because it keeps him out of harms way and my way too. I don’t have him in the shop when it gets too noisy. Planer and router are a bit too much for dogs.

-- Measure twice, cut once, buy extra stock.

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