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Eric_S

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01-10-2012 02:47 PM

Hopefully, this is the correct use of the off-topic forum ;)

I love my wife very much, and yet I can’t seem to stop looking at other beauties…wood that is. During Christmas, I went with her to services and couldn’t stop staring at the beautifully laminated arched beam to my left. My wife noticed me doing this as I wasn’t being sneaky about it and I guess was looking like a loon while a sermon was going on in front of me and I’m staring at a beam to my left, so she kicked me and grabbed my attention lol. I was caught doing it again a few minutes later but this time staring at the arch across the room so I got a nudge with her elbow to stop it.

Last week, we went out to a restaurant that has beautiful curly and tiger dyed maple all over the place and around the table. As she was talking to me, I couldn’t help but stare at the wood so I got “the look.” She loves me very much and understands how much I love wood and woodworking, but still I find it funny that I just can’t help myself to a peak sometimes ;)

So has this ever happened to you? Ever sneak a peak or get in “trouble” for wood?

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN


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muleskinner

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 02:53 PM

My pappy used to tell me “It doesn’t matter where you get your wood as long as you work it at home”.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#2 posted 01-10-2012 02:57 PM

Skinner, your pappy was a wise man although, I’m not too sure that most wives would agree with the first part of that statement. LOL
8-)

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 03:05 PM

Often.
My wife doesn’t mind when I’m out and about – I get to go into the furniture/antique shops and she gets to go into the shoe shops.
What does get me into trouble is pausing and rewinding the TV’s media player to have “another look at that chair”, or “See – adirondack”, or “nice tray” etc etc

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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mtenterprises

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#4 posted 01-10-2012 03:09 PM

All I can do is laugh!!!!!!!
MIKE

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#5 posted 01-10-2012 03:11 PM

I’ve been caught vigorously rubbing a piece before. Looked bad;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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bent

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#6 posted 01-11-2012 02:28 AM

it’s good to know i’m not the only one.

whenever we go to a restaurant, the first thing i do is check out the table’s material and construction. it drives my wife nuts. it really bothers her when we pick a place and i factor in table quality into where i want to go. there’s a mexican place in town that has good food, but i won’t go to because the trim work is SO bad.

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#7 posted 01-11-2012 02:30 AM

Bent thats funny. Do you get take out at that mexican place then?

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#8 posted 01-11-2012 02:39 AM

Man you guys crack me up … none of you have managed to learn how to properly wood peek yet.

Step 1: Establish yourself in a situation where you can get good peeks. ie: the correct side of the booth, the pew closest to the arches, etc .. ( Preppin the peek)

Step 2: Find something else interesting in the close area to your desired peeking target that just might interest your wife or others. ( Layin groundwork.)

Step 3: Mention to your wife or others ” Hey check out that blah blah blah. Isnt it so cool i bet youd love it. (Established your out.)

Step4: Get your peek on!

Step 5: (Wife) “Are you lookin at woodoworking again?” (Wofod Peeker) “No i was thinking how good that wall sconce would look next to our front door.

Step 6: Keep on peekin!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Eric_S

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#9 posted 01-11-2012 02:56 AM

Great tips chrisstef! Too funny.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#10 posted 01-11-2012 02:58 AM

keep on (wood) peekin in the free world …

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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muleskinner

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#11 posted 01-11-2012 04:11 AM

Saddletramp – when I was younger I came home with wood all the time and my wife never complained. Now days on the rare occasion I come home with wood, she looks at me suspiciously and wants to know where I’ve been.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#12 posted 01-11-2012 03:57 PM

That’s all I do,look at wood and talk about it.My friends sometimes get bored with topic.

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#13 posted 01-11-2012 04:16 PM

We took family to a museum and while they were admiring the Monet’s I snuck off to look at how a bench was put together. They don’t get it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#14 posted 01-11-2012 04:41 PM

We took family to a museum and while they were admiring the Monet’s I snuck off to look at how a bench was put together. They don’t get it.

I’ve been to several “modern art musea” where, frankly, the benches and chairs were way way way better than any of the alleged art on show!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#15 posted 01-11-2012 04:46 PM

LOL !!!!

When we go to furniture stores, antique stores, or any of a host of other places, I inevitably hear “get off your knees !” as I’m checking out furniture, joinery, glue lines, tooling marks, etc.

Retailers must wonder what it is I’m doing.

Funny topic, Eric. I’ve actually met other woodworkers, this way :-)

-- -- Neil

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