A cat's work is never done

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    We have two very hard working cats--Timi and Cali. They like to be in my husband's workshop, making sure everything, including him, is working well. Woodworking Timmi.jpg Woodworking Cali.jpg
    We make sure every tool is turned off before leaving the workshop!
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    When the table saw gets turned on every cat stands her/his ground and does not make a quick exit to hunt for mice. Right?:)

    Jerry
     
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    Glad you have guard cats ! Bet no one steals that equipment !
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Jerry, as long as my husband is in the shop, at least one of the cats is there, too. The only tool that makes them go outside is the planer. It's the high-pitched whine that gets to them--sounds too much like an unhappy cat!
    Mart, we check the shop each night before closing it up, making sure we aren't incarcerating a cat! You can steal my drill press, but not my cat!
     



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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Jeepers-creepers--your groom has a wonderful collection of tools! A planer, fancy that !
    This thread takes me waaay back because of the tools and equipment. When I was attending the high school, I finished with my mandatory credits early, and was forced to take some courses that I did not need to fill my time until the end of my last year. I chose for wood-working, it being the one discipline that I knew nothing at all about. I made a couple of tables.

    It was interestiing because we had to conceive of ideas, draft them to scale and then choose and order wood. No nails or metal stabilizers of any sort were allowed. This meant that we had to demonstrate different types of joints. I got to electrically plane the planks for my tables. Way cool, 'er wot ! --An energetic puber turned loose on the big machines -- all the noise, the results....I was in heaven and actually liked the course and surprised my parents with a couple of decent pieces of living-room furniture that they liked enough to use.

    It was stained cherry wood that was sanded and varnished to give a finish so slick that a fly couldn't land on it without slipping. Now Jane, I am not one that needs compliments, but I have to say when I heard my mum tell some house guests that her son made the new end tables, and the compliments that were then forthcoming. Oh, I did feel proud at that moment. I have never again done any wood-working, but I do look at furniture is a different way as an adult now.

    Thanks for the memories:sing:
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Sjoerd, those end tables must have been stunning! Cherry is one of the loveliest woods, I think.
    Here is a chest on chest my husband made, which actually contains our television, DVDs, and stereo.
    Amazingly, he still has all his digits!
     
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    Doghouse Riley In Flower

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    Speaking of cats....

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    I loved this.


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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    That last one is hilarious!!:smt005
     
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    Thank you for making me laugh.
     
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    Loved that last one !
     
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    MG I am impressed with that chest on chest your husband made. I love cherry wood.
    & SJ I am impressed hearing about the furniture you made in your youth.
     
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    That was a great chest-on-chest that your man made. Such a lovely thing. I can appreciate it because I know the work that went into it. , But it's style is also interesting--sort of "Early American" or something.
    Chapeau to him!
     

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