Work bench/wife storage space Rant

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  1. hunter63

    hunter63 Well-Known Member

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    Was just cleaning up one of my work benches and was curious as to how many have clean or cluttered work benches.

    Lo and behold came home from work to find that DW had "cleaned up" some stuff in "her area" and decided that the correct storage space was on my work bench.

    I like to keep it clean? sorta-of, half done stuff left on it some times, but I hqave seen others that you can't see the top of them.
    So any thoughts?
     
  2. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    Oh boy, wait till WIHH reads this! I beleive the female mind works something like this: "Oh look, an empty space, I must fill it up with something."

    Right now, my once clean workbench, is holding a large fake Christmas tree box.
     

  3. mightybooboo

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    Yup.Same story here.Also my toolboxes.

    BooBoo :gromit:
     
  4. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    I store my wife in a converted 45 foot transport trailer box myself. Heat AC and almost all her craft stuff. Needs finishing but with some effort I can see her staying there for entire hockey games!!
     
  5. Yeti

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    My wife recycles and the natural spot to put stuff down is my work benchs. if its in the house or barn theres always something there I didn't put there. sometimes she piles stuff in front of the bench so far out you can't reach the bench anymore. then she has the gaul to say "I" need to clean my work area so she can get by.
     
  6. mightybooboo

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    Heres some advice.....DO NOT share this thread with the wife! :doh:

    Mrs BooBoo----> :frypan: <-----BooBoo

    BooBoo :gromit:
     
  7. hunter63

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    Thought so, it must be universal!
    BUT, don't ever put anything on the kitchen table.........
     
  8. 1eaglescout

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    There are so many sipee {SP?} cups and kids coats on my work bench its apalling.
    My benches are righ by the garage door and I guess its the perfect place to set crap on the way in. "Never mind the thin layer of oil, I'll set the mail here while I let the kids play". Arrrrgggghhhhh!
     
  9. Oldguy

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    Uhmm dude, the first mistake was to share the workshop with the wife! :D
     
  10. foxtrapper

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    We go the opposite here, and my wife is kind about it.

    After I get enough project scattered over my work benches, I find the washing machine and freezer tops to be handy flat surfaces to work on. Then comes the kitchen table, but that's upstairs.
     
  11. Metagirrl

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    Tee hee hee.... Saw the subject line, and wondered if you were looking for a place to store your wife :)
     
  12. pasotami

    pasotami Hangin out at the barn!

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    Now, now.....
    I have the universal fix for this problem.....
    take all her stuff and put it on the workbench, then take all your tools and stuff and put them in her space (kitchen).....boof, problem solved.... you traded spaces....

    But who am I to talk? My DH looks at me and tells me to fix it so I have to crawl over my own junk to get to my own workbench! <VBG>
     
  13. beowoulf90

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    No I don't store my wife under or on my work bench. Let her get her own space to store herself... :)
     
  14. Ebowhunter

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    If I create space, she fills it.
     
  15. mistletoad

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    We are just the opposite - DH dumps stuff on the workbench, kitchen counters, dining room table, freezer, my office - nowhere is safe from this man! I swear he waits to see where I will clear off next just so he can put stuff on it! Then comes the "Honey have you seen...?"
     
  16. hunter63

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    Mist, LOL
    And your point is?
     
  17. MelissaW

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    Oh my! My husband is a faithful Shop Talk reader (uses my login), and he is going to have a FIELD DAY with this thread. Honey, if you read this, remember...everything I put on that bench is YOURS and most of it was left on my kitchen counter!! Well, except for the 200 drill bits I've found in the dryer that fell out of your pants pockets. :p ;)
     
  18. Runners

    Runners A real Quack!

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    Sounds like she was talking to my wife.

    After dinner tonight, the boys are cleaning the guns on the kitchen table (plenty of newspapers...). Best part is, SHE actually LIKES the smell of Hoppies #9 - it's like high octane fuel for this little Scot-Irish Gal of mine!
    (...she can also out-shoot me in trap, high power rifle, butcher a deer faster than anyone I know - and I'm smart enough to stay away from her right hook!)

    My answer - "Yes dear... you're right as usual..." :shrug: ..and she is..
     
  19. SquashNut

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    You guys would really have a problem here. We took DH's wood shop and turned it into a canning kitchen. It was his idea and he helped me do it.
    He got tired of the house being so hot and humid.
    He does run his cartridge polisher out there though.
     
  20. sullen

    sullen Question Answerer

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    In our house it's if I create space, he fills it.
    He spent a half hour looking for a shovel I knew where it was. After 30 minutes of wasted time, I told him where it was...out in the field where he left it.