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hjt

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264 days ago

So the little women goes out to the shop and runs an old piece of Red Wood through the planer and leaves the wood chips all over the floor. Should I spank her and then hand her the broom to clean up the mess or should I hug her for having interest in the work shop??

-- Harold


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Jeremy Greiner

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#1 posted 264 days ago

Wait, your wife doesn’t already go into your workshop dust off your machines, and clean up the floors? What’s the point in getting married! :P

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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#2 posted 264 days ago

hjt – Obviously, the answer is “yes.”

-- - Billy

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patron

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#3 posted 264 days ago

i would think both are appropriate

of course the order you do them in
is up to you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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lightcs1776

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#4 posted 264 days ago

You sure can’t complain about a wife that takes an interest in the shop.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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hjt

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#5 posted 264 days ago

Great comments guys. And Jeremy – I agree, plus “keep the beer and chips coming”

-- Harold

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Jeremy Greiner

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#6 posted 264 days ago

Haha, exactly.

-jeremy

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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madts

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#7 posted 264 days ago

You should fix the chip removal system.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 264 days ago

I would have been thrilled that she had an interest in the shop. Procedural issues can be dealt with later.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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hjt

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#9 posted 263 days ago

Exactly Monte. I have since shown her where the broom had been hidden in plain site.

-- Harold

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murch

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#10 posted 263 days ago

Wife or kids not allowed near anything in the shed that plugs in.
Also not allowed near anything that doesn’t.
Above does not include the dust-pan & brush.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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swoper

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#11 posted 263 days ago

I have been thinking about showing my GF how things work in the shop but I ‘m afraid she will try to take over and before long I would have to ask her permission to use my shop, maybe not a good idea depends on boundaries being set such as cleaning up after yourself, and putting tools back.

-- Harry, Jackson Mi

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JuanM

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#12 posted 263 days ago

I think it’s great that your wife is interested in your shed. How about completing a small project together?

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lightcs1776

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#13 posted 263 days ago

Smart idea, Juan!!

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Bluepine38

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#14 posted 263 days ago

She evidently knew how to set the height on the planer, unless she just got lucky and it was set right, so
have fun continuing her woodworking education. This could result in interesting discussions about what
new tools need to added to the workshop though. Have fun.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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reedwood

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#15 posted 263 days ago

maybe you two could make a paddle together.

any wood is good wood.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude. - Malo periculosam

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