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Old 07-20-2015, 10:39 PM   #11
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After my wife passed away just over three years ago, I never thought I would find anyone as understanding about my workshop hobby as her, she never once complained about how much time or money I spent in there.
I was about to sell up and then I met another lady, and she told me I shouldn't, and even though she has no interest in any of it she recognises that a good hobby makes you live longer by relieving general everyday stresses.
She didn't even mind when I bought a new machine for my shop last week.

I must be luckier than most by the looks of it.

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Old 07-21-2015, 12:34 AM   #12
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my wife would take a backhoe through my workshop.
You need to make her notice all the things that get fixed thanks to the shop and your skills. Plus make something useful for her.


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Old 07-21-2015, 03:39 AM   #13
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After my wife passed away just over three years ago, I never thought I would find anyone as understanding about my workshop hobby as her, she never once complained about how much time or money I spent in there.
I was about to sell up and then I met another lady, and she told me I shouldn't, and even though she has no interest in any of it she recognises that a good hobby makes you live longer by relieving general everyday stresses.
She didn't even mind when I bought a new machine for my shop last week.

I must be luckier than most by the looks of it.

John
I'm glad that you found someone that understands the benefits of a hobby like machining, it certainly is a release from pressures of the modern day, to be able to get into the workshop and tinker.

My wife occasionally says to come in and spend some time with her, my reply is to come into the workshop and have a seat and we can chat while I work and we can both be happy, needless to say, she remains inside the house. The workshop is attached to the house, so it's only a door away.

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so it's only a door away.
Same here but also 15F difference. Garage cooling is inadequate when is 98F out.
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If this is therapy why do I need to do so much of it..?
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My wife's doctor told her that "every man should have a shed". Good on her!
Yes, great therapy.
There is a lot of prattle in womens' magazines and even business magazines etc about "mindfulness". Something the Buddhists discovered 2500 years ago. Now the psychologists types have "discovered" it as the cure for just about all that might ail you.
Mindfullness consists simply of focussing all your attention on the present moment, directing all your awareness at what you are doing right here and right now, having mind and body doing one thing, not the body walking and the mind thinking about the next meeting etc.

Sound familiar? Sounds just like life in the shed to me. Total focus on the job in hand.
Tibetan monks make elaborate sand mandalas, Japanese Zen masters make raked gravel gardens. We make steam engines etc.
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The modern trend is just the opposite of "Mindfullness".
Multitasking = the art of screwing up multiple activities at the same time, taking more time than sequentially completing same tasks correctly.
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With me, sharing the experience is what I enjoy the most. Many of my projects involve another of my hobbies. I have several friends in a British car club who receive help from me and my shop. They do not fully realize the processes involved in making repairs or parts from scratch but they do appreciate the results. The interaction I get through them give me a sense of purpose.
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I think this hobby is kind of psychical illness.
I am totaly adicted on engines not able to think on anything else .
Fortunately i am old bachelor.
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I think this hobby is kind of psychical illness.
I love to have that mental problems
Building models keeps the doc away
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