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04-05-2008 06:27 PM

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In closing his latest “sawdust session”, woodworking author Nick Engler posed this question;

“If a woodworker speaks in the forest, where no wife can hear… he still wrong?”

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#1 posted 04-05-2008 06:30 PM


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-05-2008 07:16 PM

100% YES!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 04-05-2008 07:31 PM

Not till he gets home!

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 04-05-2008 09:05 PM

In my case only if the subject at hand is not woodworking related. My wife is VERY understanding of my hobby.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 04-05-2008 09:16 PM

What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her, but God help you if she finds out.

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#6 posted 04-05-2008 10:12 PM

except on the rare occasion hi is correct… oh, wait a minute, my wife is telling me something….. ooops, I was wrong about this.

-- making sawdust....

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#7 posted 04-05-2008 10:43 PM


Eating crow isn’t so bad if you know how to prepare it… lol…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 04-06-2008 12:13 AM

I don’t even ask if I’m wrong anymore….I just turn back around and try to lock the door behind me as fast as I can

-- some days are like driving in oncoming traffic

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#9 posted 04-06-2008 12:46 AM

The reality of that is this . . .

If a husband speaks in the forest and his wife hears it….........It is probably a petrified forest!

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#10 posted 04-06-2008 12:52 AM

or petrified husband ! lol

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#11 posted 04-06-2008 01:33 AM

I’m never wrong (when I’m alone in my shop with no witness)

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#12 posted 04-06-2008 01:55 PM

Without a doubt. They seem to have an intuitive feel for these things anyway. After 31 years I have been trained well enough just to confess anyway, irrespective of whether I did it or not. It saves a lot of “discussion” later since I am going to be in the wrong.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#13 posted 04-06-2008 02:38 PM

i just checked… still wrong

-- making sawdust....

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#14 posted 04-06-2008 05:33 PM

What if you’re buying tools to make possible the furniture request you’ve been given?
Will you be forgiven when she looks at the new tools?
Will you still be sleeping “indoors” when she finds the bill?

Will the finished project get you out of the dog house?

You and Nick have brought to mind many questions.

-- John, Nor-Cal,

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#15 posted 04-07-2008 11:43 AM

Even in the forest I can still hear the faint words “YOU DID WHAT?” So I continue to practice “I’M Sorry”
one day it may even be believable. Solved the sleeping problem a long time ago, installed a fold down bunk in my woodshop:) Yes hon. I’m still sorry!!!

-- Pretzel L8agn

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