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08-14-2009 07:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig carving tool lathe scroll saw chisel carving turning scrollworking woodburning

I just put the first coat of stain on the first 150 ft of trim. Told the wife I would only use 1/2 of the garage. I used the whole garage. She won’t be able to park her car in the garage tonight. Good thing my couch is comfortable.

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#1 posted 08-14-2009 07:53 PM

I can occasionally let her car sit outside overnight, but very rarely. Of course, the Corvette gets in the garage regardless. ;)

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#2 posted 08-14-2009 08:29 PM

I hear you!! I am just glad that when we built our house we added a third garage in the walk-out basement. I later converted this into a shop. I can tell you in all honesty that if I even suggested using my wife’s garage for my shop needs I would be out in the weather before her vehicle would be.

Good luck. I hope you have a tent but maybe she will be in a forgiving mood since this is for HER home. :)

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#3 posted 08-14-2009 09:15 PM

guess i’m the lucky guy i got my whole 2 car gagrage for my shop and the cars get to stay in the drive way. of course the wife does make me start and clean off her car in the winter. small price to pay for my man cave.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#4 posted 08-14-2009 09:45 PM

all good plans of mice and men sometimes go awry :)

I’ve never had a garage… vehicles have always endured the elements. .. sigh

and I have a lathe sitting in my back hallway. (My choice).... where does one draw the line!! lol

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#5 posted 08-14-2009 09:55 PM

line ?
what line ?

out side of a bed ,
and a table to eat off of ,
who needs furniture ?

more room for tools !

-- 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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#6 posted 08-15-2009 09:49 AM

When we bought our house, one of the requirements my wife gave me was to have a work shop. (she wanted it for me!) We allways leave the cars to the elements. Had no intention of parking in the garage. That is my shop.

Did I mention how much I love her?

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 08-15-2009 11:44 AM

Hey Scrappy,
Your wife and mine must be sisters…...we can be lucky sometimes….good one.

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#8 posted 08-15-2009 01:06 PM

A garage used to protect a car . . . what a great idea. Around here when people open their garage all you see is the inside lumbered up with boxes, kid’s toys, xmas decorations and other junk.

Hope the couch was comfortable. :-)

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#9 posted 08-15-2009 03:27 PM

tools and our hobby comes first. Buy her a car cover and if she don’t like it she can sleep on the couch

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#10 posted 08-15-2009 03:34 PM

I’m with zuki. Cars in a garage? What a weird concept!

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

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#11 posted 08-15-2009 06:36 PM

I hope you didnt need the couch last night!

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#12 posted 08-23-2009 03:44 AM

Does she like the couch?

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#13 posted 08-23-2009 03:49 AM

I’m like Charlie. Cars in a garage, that’s almost like gloves in a glove box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 08-23-2009 03:05 PM

Oh man…I designed my shop to accommodate everything, including the truck and her car. We haven’t parked a vehicle in there for two years!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#15 posted 09-11-2009 06:06 AM

Garage? Wish I had one, we only have a driveway, and I put in 4×4’s to erect a shade sail for my Dad to be sheltered from the sun as he sculpts the pecan log in the driveway that my mother-in-law saved when the storm blew it down into her lawn in Georgia and my husband hauled it back in his pick-up truck after a family reunion July of last year.

The wood workshop is in the basement and I took it over, so my husband claims. I vacuum more down there than I do upstairs.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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