Planning and Building a Jig #4: Apology

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Blog entry by Peter Oxley posted 01-04-2008 06:04 PM 6026 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This blog entry is an apology.

First: to those of you who are following this blog series, I’m sorry it has taken me so long to get to the next entry. It’s almost ready and I’ll try to post it soon. It’s a masterful piece of literature that will have you begging for more. Okay, well I think it will be informative.

Second: to my wife, who graciously took the time to read and critique several of my posts and entries and informed me that women like to be called by their name, not just “my wife.” Her name is Marianne. She’s wonderful, and I’m lucky to be able to (occasionally) call her my wife!

Third: to everyone who read my last blog entry on safety. My wi… er, Marianne pointed out that the last entry sounded arrogant and impersonal, and that I don’t always follow those safety rules myself. She gave a little tug on my sweatshirt hood drawstrings to illustrate her point. She’s right, of course. My idea with this blog series is to share information, not to lecture. I think safety is very important, and since this topic is aimed at those who are newer to jig making, I think a safety reminder is important. So, from this point forward, I will try to keep entries on this topic friendly, and I will renew my commitment to safety in my shop (I put the guard back on my table saw).

In my defense (and with tongue in cheek) ...
First: It’s the holidays and I’m busy – lay off!
Second: No one here knows your name is Marianne! They will have no idea who I’m talking about!
Third: So I sound pompous, do you think I want you to loose a finger?

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7 comments so far

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#1 posted 01-04-2008 06:10 PM

Okay, so I’m following along building “a Jig” and now after this post, I’m a little confused. What type of wood should I be using? ;-)

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 01-04-2008 06:11 PM

Hi Marianne. Nice to meet you.

My husband (er… Joe) worked at a wrecking yard once and the owners used to refer to their wives as “the bride”. I thought it was wonderful. Then my husband (I mean.. Joe) said that it was not intended as a compliment. Sheesh. Men.

Reminders of safety are always welcome – and necessary it seems as we hear about so many “accidents”.

Can’t wait for your next blog entry. I can’t wait to be so impressed that I am left begging for more )

ahaha Nice blog entry. An enjoyable read.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 01-04-2008 06:36 PM

Peter, keep the blog entries coming! And a hearty welcome to Marianne . . . er . . . I mean your wife!


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#4 posted 01-04-2008 06:58 PM

I call my wife (Marg) “my bride” frequently, and I assure you I mean it in a complimentary way. Maybe there’s a difference between “the bride” and “my bride.”

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#5 posted 01-05-2008 01:38 AM

Mine got upset at SWMBO.

I just reminded her that Rumpole was very proud of that term.

Then I stopped using it.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 01-05-2008 03:08 PM

I’ve met Marianne and Peter better “get straight up” ‘cause, if Moma ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy. I don’t remember anything wrong about the last blog entry. If it was about safety, maybe I didn’t read it. Some day Marianne and Carleen will get together and we will both be in trouble.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 01-05-2008 04:21 PM

Someone has got to keep us in line.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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