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August McCormick Lehman III

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07-12-2014 02:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Ok I made this forum to see if I’m the only one having this issue.
Ok lately my wife is complaining about my garage,I’ve been waiting for over 6 years to to put power insulate and more.
But wife seems not to like it?
And then I brought home the tools and the first thing wife said can we still park a car?
And then we have this called you spend time with me any more??!
So for all the exeperiens people please advice!!!


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#1 posted 07-12-2014 02:56 PM

Tell your wife that having a good workshop full of tools will keep you out of the bars and whorehouses.

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#2 posted 07-12-2014 03:00 PM

Greg thanks that’s exactly
What I’m thinking.
And I actually said that but she said nothing.


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#3 posted 07-12-2014 03:03 PM

Yes. It happens all the time.

A good open handed slap to mouth will cure that problem.

- TheFridge

LOL,He might think you are serious.

August,the first project you build or the first repair you do should be for the house so can see the benefit of you having a shop in there.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 07-12-2014 03:06 PM

“You can pop out here and see me a lot easier than if I was at the bar”.

Though that doesn’t work for me, because I don’t drink so my wife knows I wouldn’t be at the bar.

I don’t have much experience to offer advice anyway. We have a 2-car garage, but the only things I have out there are my post drill, my router table (sans router) and storage for all my power tools. It’s not insulated so gets really cold in the winter and really hot in the summer. I have a small (9×11) spare bedroom that I get to use for my handtool stuff. So long as the cars can go back in the garage at the end of the day all is good.

What size of garage, what tools, and how many cars? Would it be possible to leave stationary tools on one side and leave the other side for tools with mobile bases so you can move them, sweep up and still park her car inside?

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#5 posted 07-12-2014 03:21 PM

Thanks ken
Fridge love your idea LOL

Moss I agree
Ok you know what I have moss
Funny thing it’s not even here SUV it’s mine.
Ok I’m a frim believer that money don’t come easy,
And appreciate fine things in life weather it cost $1 or $100 dollars.
I have this 05 suburban that has 15k miles we only use it for vacation,
And she hates it when it’s out side,
I love my wife with all my heart but it’s just painfull when she gives me attitude with my garage.


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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 07-12-2014 03:27 PM

I agree. Build her something FIRST. If possible, involve her (for some, this isn’t a good idea). Not sure if I have ever used a garage to park a car in.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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August McCormick Lehman III

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#7 posted 07-12-2014 03:29 PM

Monte good point,
You see funny thing is the garage is not even done yet no woodworking is happening at all,
I’m still fixing it,
Oh men


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#8 posted 07-12-2014 04:44 PM

One of the stipulations when we bought a house was that the car never goes in the garage. The garage is for woodworking and motorcycles only. It’s a good thing, as it’s not big enough for the car anyway. Since I have cabinets on the back wall, I can’t fit the jeep in and still close the door.

But, she can’t complain anyway because I build nice things for the house out of there. Plus, I basically don’t use much household money for it since I sell things on the side to pay for tools/materials.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#9 posted 07-12-2014 04:51 PM

Jeff I agree
Well will see since my first project when I get all the tools home is the bedroom.
But yes the on the sideline job


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#10 posted 07-13-2014 02:34 AM

I don’t have that problem. My wife insisted that I build a new shop 24’ x 28’ when I retired. Then she insisted that I buy safer tools, so I got a SawStop. When I was building her new Kitchen Cabinets out of hickory, the sanding was taking 4 to 5 hours a door. She insisted I purchase a big sander so I would have to work so hard, I got a 24” Grizzly drum sander. When I told her that the saw dust was irritating my COPD she insisted I install a new dust collector and duct work.

She’s a Jem and no you can’t have her!!

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#11 posted 07-13-2014 02:48 AM

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#12 posted 07-13-2014 02:50 AM

Problem 1: can we still park car? Solution: Build a second garage.

Problem 2: will you spend time with me? Solution: Teach wife woodworking.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works

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#13 posted 07-14-2014 11:33 PM

Need to add a workshop building dedicated to wood working. I tried doing it in the garage but the dust got all over my car and it traveled in the house. I saw a guy’s place in Arizona where he had half his workshop out side because it never got cold there. That was ideal!! But I’m in Michigan and all my tools would rust if they were outside…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 07-14-2014 11:45 PM

Sorry to hear your issues my wife doesn’t mind at all but she also doesn’t mind that I don’t talk I the phone when I am out of town working. Try to get her invovled I like to have mine chit chat while I’m in the shop. Or let her play with the tools. On parking in the garage I can’t help you there my wife complained about parking on our street so I said she could park in my spot in the drive. Now her car is covered in bird poo and it doesn’t matter where she parks it get covered. We washed it the other day then went into a store for all of 5 minutes and come back to find her car was used a target for bird poo in the middle of a parking lot. It makes her so mad but what can you do but laugh about the birds even know the Pontiac g5 is a P.O.S( it’s on recall # 9 right now).

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#15 posted 07-14-2014 11:48 PM

1. Find way to make extra money preferably cash and legal.
2. Split all extra money, preferably cash, 50/50
3. As someone said build a garage for her car and leave it alone.
4. My first and only posts on this site so far were projects for her planters.
5. Ask her opinion on what you are building.
6. Build stuff for grandkids and give her credit in the build or design.
49 years and counting.

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