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post #1 of 12 Old 12-01-2017, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hello I just started wood working recently a friend got me hooked and my wife is rather P/o'd to say the least about me spending money on so many tools. Granted most of my tools are second hand craigslist finds. I have been doing small things right now with cutting boards and making a stand for a shaving kit.I have tried doing picture frames but keep coming up short or something with my lengths and 45's. I am using a mitre to cut but will continue with that later.
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Come right on in & welcome!
Whenever the wife begins to harangue you about the tools, just usher her into her closet & start counting shoes.


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I've always found it interesting how significant others can complain about the tools we buy, yet when they see the infamous SALE sign on anything they go spend crazy!

Fortunately, my significant other knows better than to question my tool purchases - if she did I'd start going through her shoe closet, her coat closet, her pants closet, her dress closet... Yes she does have 1 of each!!!

Oh, and welcome to the forums LOL
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Hello I just started wood working recently a friend got me hooked and my wife is rather P/o'd to say the least about me spending money on so many tools. Granted most of my tools are second hand craigslist finds. I have been doing small things right now with cutting boards and making a stand for a shaving kit.I have tried doing picture frames but keep coming up short or something with my lengths and 45's. I am using a mitre to cut but will continue with that later.
Start building her things. She will change her attitude. When I was in my teens I used to make my girlfriend now wife things and she didn't like it. At the time she measured love in dollars and homemade projects didn't fit that. Now that she has broken me of that she wishes I would make her things and I don't have time anymore.
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Welcome to the forum, Bro! When you get a chance complete your profile with name and location if you don't mind. We are a friendly bunch and don't usually bite (hard) and it could turn out you're close to one of us. It also helps when you ask questions about certain types of wood and wood movement if we know more about your environment and climate.

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Oh don't you worry, pretty soon everyone will want you to make them things.... Everyone.... You'll get used to it and eventually learn to come up with excuses.

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Hello I just started wood working recently a friend got me hooked and my wife is rather P/o'd to say the least about me spending money on so many tools. Granted most of my tools are second hand craigslist finds. I have been doing small things right now with cutting boards and making a stand for a shaving kit.I have tried doing picture frames but keep coming up short or something with my lengths and 45's. I am using a mitre to cut but will continue with that later.


My Gal loves to go out to garage sales with her girl friends on weekends. I always give her $100 and tell her to
keep an eye out for good tools. She almost never comes back with anything for me, or the $100 bucks. But on the
other hand when I go buy a tool, she rarely complains. She recons I had to because she didn't find me one.


PS: Welcome to the board.

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Welcome BroScarecrow, used equipment to start is a great idea. I've learned a lot reading what these experienced people post, and they are the best when it comes to getting advice. My wife supports my hobby greatly especially when she gets shelves and boxes out of it. I'll never be able to quit my day time factory job tho.

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My Mrs complains (and rightfully so) when I find myself going insane at Horror Freight and buying crap I know deep down inside that they're crap.. I now try to limit myself there to clamps and the occasional one time use only tool.
She's actually encouraged me to purchase better quality tools even though she wouldn't know better quality tools from an eggplant if her very existence depended on it.. She keeps showing me those fabulous 'As seen on TV' tools..*cough cough* The latest being some combination jig saw/reciprocating saw .. I have a bad feeling I'm about to receive one for Xmas..then I'll have to go and make 'something' with it..
Of course you could always threaten to trade her in for a more user friendly model and see how far that gets you..

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?

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Welcome aboard. Like Steve mentioned, make her something.

Something simple like this makeup organizer. Only need a few basic tools like a drill press and saw to cut to size.

Or a toy box to keep the toys in for the grand kids. Full disclaimer: I have now made a second, larger one because she outgrew the original.
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