Looks like your DH is giving you the raw end of the deal. I don’t
believe he understands just how industrial a metalcrafting setup
actually should be. And, he has all of the prime industrial locations
in the house and is leaving you with crumbs.
Changing locations between upstairs and downstairs is going to
drive you NUTS.
First off, NO WAY should you use a conventional bottle-fed torch
rig inside a house. You’d pretty much void your homeowners insurance
doing that. Best you can do would be to use a butane soldering iron
You should save the heavy torch work for that brick patio. In fact,
you could probably get your DH to create yourself a torching station
out of spare brick and concrete.
- Using a rolling wooden cart for polishing? Soldering? You must be
kidding. Too fragile, and not steady enough.
Here’s what I suggest:
Give your DH some hell!!!
DEMAND at least an entire room for your crafting, either indoors or
outdoors, failing that, have him buy an outdoor steel shed for you,
if he is unwilling, tell him you are going to SHARE his job space
otherwise and you are going to take up two walls out of his four.
If he objects that his job space has to be exclusive, say, “tough…
then only half that floor space is exclusive to you. We’re MARRIED,
by God, and WE SHARE EVERYTHING.”
My DW pretty much has the entire living and dining room area devoted
to hercrafts, in exchange I was allowed to use the outside shed for
myself rather than for household storage.
Andrew Jonathan Fine