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04-19-2008 11:51 AM

Hi everyone its my birthday today the grand old age of 39 lol

can i ask how do people here keep their wifes or partners clogging up their workshops with rubbish from the house any ideas to stop this gratefully recived



-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#1 posted 04-19-2008 12:10 PM

I find that tracking sawdust into the house keeps her plenty busy sweeping and complaining…and out of the shop!

BTW…Happy Birthday!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 04-19-2008 12:20 PM

Happy birthday! You’re about a month ahead of me, same year.

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#3 posted 04-19-2008 12:29 PM

Hi Andy,

Good luck on preventing your wife from storing things in YOUR space. After 31 years I have given up trying to change my wife. Like yours she seems to think that anytime she needs to move something out of the house, my shop is the most logical place to store it. Like Dadoo I get yelled at for bringing sawdust into the finished part of the basement. But this only gives her an excuse to go through the shop and rearrange everything to “make it more organized”. But then, of course, I can’t get to anything once she is finished.

So good luck on keeping your shop space open so that you can work in it. If you find a way to keep your wife out of it let me know I would be interested in that as well. :)

By the way Happy Birthday.

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

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#4 posted 04-19-2008 12:40 PM

I just built my husband his own storage shed, problem solved. :)

-- Berta in NC

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#5 posted 04-19-2008 01:30 PM

Happy birthday Andy!

And put a lock on the door lol

Hope you have a gerat day


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#6 posted 04-19-2008 02:12 PM

Happy Birthday and good luck.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#7 posted 04-19-2008 02:20 PM

I sorta remember 39????? Been a while. Happy birthday!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 04-19-2008 02:23 PM

Happy Birthday.

Problem: needed space for storage
Solution: an additional storage space.

Problem: needing an excuse to check out the workshop
Solution: invite her in to make things with you.

Problem: angry about the private workshop space
Solution: a private workspace for her as well.

(Personally I like the idea of having her build things with you—gives you something to do together AND gives her an understanding of why you need the space cleared of household storage.)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 04-19-2008 02:42 PM

I have a door from the kitchen to the garage (shop). My wife used to throw things out the door into my shop. Empty boxes, bags of books, my sons school stuff, you name it. One day as she did it I gathered it and waited for her to go to the store then put it all in her very own dedicated sewing room. This room that is her pride and joy. She’s not stupid, so there was not a lot of explaining to do. If anything goes into the garage now we decuss it first and I have veto power !!! She can find room for it in the house or throw it away.


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#10 posted 04-19-2008 03:37 PM

happy birthday,just had my 35th a couple weeks ago. the shed was a great idea and worked well for me. as for my wife coming in the shop that is not a problem for me she hates loud noise,and if it isn’t a tool running it’s the radio.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#11 posted 04-19-2008 03:57 PM

Happy (how many 39ers have you had?) Birthday. I agree with ?????????

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#12 posted 04-19-2008 04:12 PM

I like changing the locks.

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

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#13 posted 04-19-2008 04:44 PM

Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk!

If you get the wife thing figured out, POST A BLOG!... let the rest of us know… lol.

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

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#14 posted 04-19-2008 04:49 PM

Happy birthday!

Unknownwoodworker thinks like I do. Next time she puts something in the shop, go stack some of your lumber in the living room.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 04-19-2008 05:41 PM

thanks everyone and about the wife thing bringing in timber is not an option lol

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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