Quick Poll

Woodworking can be such a solitary thing to do. I mean, you get into the shop, do your business and then return to the family after a fulfilling session.

But, there are some woodworkers out there who aren’t alone. No, I’m not talking about disembodied spirits or anything like that. I’m talking about those companions of the four-legged variety. A shop cat or dog can help make the time a little bit more fun (or frustrating, based on the pet’s personality) and can even provide a sounding board for design decisions. “So, Fluffy, what do you think about dovetails here?”

This week, tell us if you have a shop mascot and what the experience is like for you.

5 thoughts on “Quick Poll”

  1. Even a smart dog has the mental age of a two-year old child. And the safety glasses don’t stay on well. No pets in the shop, unless I’m just making notes or something.

  2. One of the reasons I love hand tools is that the dog or the cat can hang out if they want as long as they aren’t distracting. No one hangs out when the power tools come out.

  3. Should I count the mouse as a pet? He really doesn’t hang around long when I start the table saw.


  4. My dog doesn’t like the big scarey things that make noise. He will come to the door but won’t set a paw inside.

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