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By Dick Schuller
Homespun Yarns 

A carpenter can't get bored with old give-away boards


The scene: The day after I was retired as a carpenter-builder now at coffee with my dear wife.

Me: Look honey, I desperately need a bigger shop now. At last I can forget deadlines on the job and haggling with customers. And I want to buy some decent tools for the new shop.

She: But sweet, you have a nice shop. With no more deadlines and haggling customers, you don’t need a bigger shop.

Me: I struggled all those years working out of a shoe-box carpenter shop, not much bigger than a single car garage.

She: So why do you need a 20-car garage now? I know, you can enlarge the present shop. Maybe add on six or eight feet. OK?

Me: (I’m getting through to her at last.) Six or eight feet?


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