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Apparently, my workshop will be filled with women this weekend... (Which, for most of them, will be a first time in a workshop such as mine.)

I got a message from one of my co-workers. It was so cute. She says: "Do you have a saw?" I wrote back: "What kind would you like? Band, miter, scroll, or jig?" She laughed, remembering who she was talking to. It seems her and a couple of my fellow union members want to make wooden snowmen for the tables at our Christmas Luncheon next month, and Terry, who is a fellow union rep, as I am, remembered that I do my signs. Well, before the conversation was over, I had been nominated as the cutter of said project, and my workshop as the place to gather to put them together. Below is the example of what they wanted to do.

As of Tuesday morning, the count was approximately eight (8) women that will be coming over to have me cut the wood for snowmen families, and they will be painting these families. Should be interesting. Good thing I wanted a big shop...

Now the workshop be re-arranged yet again to accommodate everyone, giving two work spaces for painting/creating snowmen. Ken and I will be moving everything around Friday night, and he'll be going out to get my tanks filled as well to make sure we have heat for the entire afternoon. I'll post pics of the gathering when it's all said and done. Actually looking forward to it. We never get the chance to get together outside of work. This should be fun.
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Sounds like a fun gathering. Getting together to make a project gets everyone on the same frequency.

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After the snow melted last week, I saw a couple of carrots on my neighbour's lawn. Took me a moment to attribute it to their grandkids... first I thought "picky rabbit?"
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This should be interesting, and it wouldn't surprise me if several of them became woodworkers after this. Please remember to take and post pictures.

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Will show this to the wife. She is pondering a craft for our WTing club. Last year, she made a snowman from half a window shutter. Was first to go at the good price in the silent auction. Yes, photos would be great!
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Remember, Barb - "We will drink no wine before it is time!" I hope y'all have fun.

Yep, definitely keep the ladies away from the saws. Lock the switches if you can.
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Keep Ken out of the Hens' house, so he doesn't wind up in the dog house.

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Sounds a lot like how some of the “quilting” gatherings get started. Pleased to see you signed on for it. Looking forward photos.
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The first picture is the rearranged shop to accommodate the women. The other two are the final products of the efforts of everyone.

I did all the cutting, and they did the creative part. I also told them we would use screws to keep the "family" on their base, rather than using nails, like they wanted, so I also did the stabilizing of the families. There's a total of 10 families in all.
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That was a lot of estrogen in a small space.
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