Give up Wood working?
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Getting ready to retire, 71 now and ready to pull the plug.  Curious if there are any wood netters in the Phoenix area, wife is pushing for a move there but I am resisting.  Im used to a basement shop, and that is rare in Phoenix and garage space is needed to keep cars from sun rot.  I hate to give up wood working but if wive wins out, I will have to sell all my tools and learn to live without the worlds greatest hobby.

Captjack
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  Re: Give up Wood working? by captjack (Getting ready to ret...)
(04-11-2018, 01:24 AM)captjack Wrote: Getting ready to retire, 71 now and ready to pull the plug.  Curious if there are any wood netters in the Phoenix area, wife is pushing for a move there but I am resisting.  Im used to a basement shop, and that is rare in Phoenix and garage space is needed to keep cars from sun rot.  I hate to give up wood working but if wive wins out, I will have to sell all my tools and learn to live without the worlds greatest hobby.

Captjack
Hi,
I live in Peoria which is a suburb of Phoenix. You might look at the Sun City and similar areas. Many have a woodworking and many other community shops which are well equipped.
Ed
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  Re: Give up Wood working? by captjack (Getting ready to ret...)
Why not find a house in the Phoenix area with a workshop?
I was curious as to how long it would take to find a listing with a workshop, and as I used to live in Phoenix and in the Luke Air Force Base area I can't imagine wanting to retire within the city, but maybe on the outlining area instead. Took me all but 1 min to find one with a workshop on Zillow. Paste this into Google mls# 5709822
Good Luck on your retirement!
Ted

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  Re: Give up Wood working? by captjack (Getting ready to ret...)
More than just woodworking, a man needs a place to call his own! Ours is a very large home, lived here for over 22 years, but it is my wife's! Everything is her choosing. My refuse is my basement shop. Maybe there are times I don't do anything, but go down there, but it is mine.
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  Re: RE: Give up Wood working? by Tony Z (More than just woodw...)
(04-11-2018, 06:43 AM)Tony Z Wrote:   My refuse is my basement shop.   Maybe there are times I don't do anything, but go down there, but it is mine.

Ahem, perhaps refuge??  Although your bride may consider it otherwise..... Laugh
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  Re: RE: Give up Wood working? by Admiral ([quote='Tony Z' pid=...)
(04-11-2018, 07:37 AM)Admiral Wrote: Ahem, perhaps refuge??  Although your bride may consider it otherwise..... Laugh

Freudian slip?  Laugh
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  Re: Give up Wood working? by captjack (Getting ready to ret...)
I just turned 73 on Monday; giving up woodworking would be detrimental to my health and probably my marriage.  The same goes for my wife giving up quilting.

Your situation my be a lot different than mine; I have no other interest other than my church and they sure don't want me hanging around there!

Sounds like you have a very difficult decision to make.  Good luck and I hope you enjoy retirement as much as I.
"I tried being reasonable..........I didn't like it." Clint Eastwood
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  Re: Give up Wood working? by captjack (Getting ready to ret...)
Geesh, my step dad is 94 and still messes around in his shop some. You guys act like your over the hill. I guess you decide for yourself (Mentally) if your old.
What are you going to do- sit in a chair and watch TV for 10-20 years? Raised

 You can always make a bunch of wooden: "Round To Its" and sell'em.

 Razzing aside, if you're just not up to it anymore or lost interest, keep at least the bare essentials.
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  Re: Give up Wood working? by captjack (Getting ready to ret...)
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  Re: Give up Wood working? by captjack (Getting ready to ret...)
Today is my 71st. Just built a new house with 1250 sq ft shop and 600 sq ft quilt studio for her.

And decided not to retire - I like my work too.
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