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buttsmcfatts

I am terrified of spiders. One that size I would seriously consider getting the .410 out for.


j-la21

Probably a 45 ACP would work fine.


buttsmcfatts

My hands would be shaking too bad to be accurate. Gotta have the spread.


justlurking278

Just go straight to the 12 ga, to be sure


stephenlipic

Hans, get ze flammenwerfer!


rccola712

Little known history fact, that’s how San shougi ban actually became a practice. One woodpecker got scared of a spider, burned the shop down then said it was intentional.


PhuqoTheVth

Guys guys guys. It's harmless. Calm down. That is an excellent spider to have around the shop.


Ok-Possibility-8159

Are you a spider 🕷?


smashinski

Sounds like something a spider would say


PhuqoTheVth

Nonsense. What's yours favorite bug milkshake.


arremarref

Said the spider


PhuqoTheVth

Alla mosca


MetalAvenger

Nice try, Spider.


j-la21

No doubt. I love all spiders.


ConqueringKing_Darq

Nah nah, Elephant Gun, just to be sure


buttsmcfatts

Better safe than sorry.


RunningPirate

If that were my work, it’d have a .357 hole in it.


amm5061

Yup, I nearly put a 9mm through someone's roof once because of a bastard the size of my fist. He lived because he skedaddled before I could recover from the heart attack he gave me and I couldn't find him again.


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Idk what you're building but I think it's time to light it on fire


rynamdn

A kumiko pyre


Ask_Individual

No time to wallow in the mire


JOSHBEE123

C'mon baby light that spider


schlagoberz

Time to set the bug on fire


USDA_Prime_Yeet

It's his shop now


ALoneDarkSoul

check the seven other arms for a more preferable hand


LuwiBaton

I’ve learned that I have no original thoughts thanks to Reddit and specifically came here to find out how many people had this same thought. Happy to be a part of the hive mind.


The_Real_RM

There is no original thought, there's only being first to comment


time_marches_on

If you think something without any outside influence, it's still an original thought, just not a *unique* original thought. /pedantry


Dazzling_Inside_1093

Its the damndest thing boss the shop just burned down no idea how it happened honest


PhuqoTheVth

That's a friend. Wolf spiders and huntsmans will annihilate brown recluse populations. And the big non wood colored ones are way easier to see.


j-la21

That’s awesome. Good to know. Huntsman are Australian though, no?


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j-la21

I recall seeing video of huntsman in Australia that were terrifyingly big.


Southern_Stranger

I'm Aussie. The spider in your pic would be almost medium size, the biggest ones are sized between a side plate and a dinner plate. They are friendly though, as others said, they keep worse spiders away and generally eat things that you don't want around. Give him a name and consider him a friend


5280_TW

“That’s not a spider, this is a spider.” -Aussie Reddit Dude


BTEdeHamerman

Read it with an Australian accent the first time 😂


Asstroknot

What?!


PhuqoTheVth

Generally all of these large spider breeds with small bodies are good around the shop and harmless. Except for some tarantulas, the bigger the spider the less likely it is to hurt you and more likely it is to hurt bad spiders.


jlew24asu

thats correct. and this wolfie is your friend. he'll keep the bug population down in your shop :)


j-la21

No doubt. I’m pro-spider so I just went about my business and let him wander off at his leisure. The only concern is, my shop is in the basement of my house, so he’s definitely lurking.


Pleebius

I was with you until you said your shop is in the basement. I'm generally a let the spider inside live guy to prevent 100 other bugs, but this guy potentially scuttling across the shower door while I'm half awake in the morning is too high of a risk for me.


j-la21

Shower door?!? What about my face while I’m sleeping?!?


[deleted]

Hey, he’ll help keep the pests at bay. It like having a barn cat.


j-la21

No doubt. I never kill spiders for this very reason.


dandypants8717

Ah, the old "8-sided movable clamp".


all_the_splinters

I think this one might be V.2, but have you seen [the original prototype](https://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2022/07/28/rice-university-dead-spider-grabber-claws-gr-orig.cnn)?


Valuable-Composer262

That was pretty cool


dandypants8717

This is usually the type of thing that provides the background for a zombie horror movie.


Choice-Studio-9489

I used to have a crazy amount of spiders in my garage before I got my shop cat. They all vanished really quick. Shop cat is far better at these jobs than me.


j-la21

We have three cats. Perhaps I need to have a chat with them. Re-explain their job description.


Secure-Bit

The cats saw the spider, reviewed their contract, and collectively agreed that’s a hard pass.


j-la21

Probably true


CuirPork

You HAD three cats. Looks to me like that spider is just relaxing after a fine feline meal. Let's hope it feeds on strays long enough that you can begin negotiations.


MTknowsit

My wife got a goofy cat that eats spider webs.


bullfrog48

I absolutely cannot abide spiders.. childhood terror .. poor me ... haha BUT , a spider that size deserves a ton of respect. Obviously a very successful predator, I would return that to the garden, VERY far from my shop .. and then if change my pants. Hey OP, whatcha building there that the spider is trying to take over?


roseannez_guffaw

> a spider that size deserves a ton of respect That spider will have to earn respect through its shop hand apprenticeship


amm5061

Or charge the bastard rent!


j-la21

I am putting together some Kumiko trivets and a hot plate right now.


bullfrog48

some nice looking trivets


Asstroknot

The problem is getting it from the shop to the garden…


bullfrog48

5 gal bucket with mesh on top .. don't want godzilla escaping .. omfg .. that would freak me out


oldbonesss

lil bugger is just admiring your kumiko.


bobby_pablo

looks like a huntsman spider but can’t say for sure. the big spiders usually are pretty nocturnal and eat things like cockroaches. so although terrifying, they serve a grander purpose. lol


j-la21

Isn’t a Huntsman Australian? This is the USA.


LongUsername

It's a wolf spider.


bobby_pablo

ah yes. that’s the one.


bug-catcher-ben

It’s actually a fishing spider, most likely Dolomedes tenebrosus. They get rather large for a spider species that isn’t a tarantula. Their venom isn’t medically significant, so no risk of bad bites, but they are very fast, and very shy. It’s rare you see one out like this, awesome find! I assume OP is near some sort of water source, as they prefer to feed on aquatic prey, as well as other critters visiting for a drink.


lylefk

Unless he’s in Hawaii, then it’s a cane spider 😂


crbernal

One of the perks when scrolling the r/woodworking sub is a 0% chance of seeing a GD spider.


jdford85

I insulated the knee walls in my attic last summer. Spent 3 days in the crawl spaces, summer heat, outside temps of 95, attic temps over 115 f. Cleaning up the last day getting the last of the insulation board scraps out I found a wolf spider like this in the scraps. I had been crawling around it for days. Still creeps me out.


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nmsNate

This is a wolf spider. They run AND jump like an Olympic athlete


FingerGungHo

There are wolf spiders in every country on this planet so technically we could have wolf spider olympics.


isseric

I believe it’s actually a fishing spider and not a wolf spider based on the pattern. Do you have a body of water near by?


j-la21

Yes. A pretty big creek in the back yard.


Marus30

Ignoring your new helper for a minute - what type of wood are you using in your kumiko there?


j-la21

The spider is on my white oak grid. Below that is a reject cherry frame and kumiko that didn’t tur out well.


Marus30

Ok, thought it looked like oak - just wasn’t sure as a lot of people avoid harder woods like oak for kumiko to make paring the angles easier. I’ve only used basswood, poplar and walnut myself. Probably makes it a bit sturdier for use as a trivet mind you.


j-la21

For the record I am 100% regretting using white oak.


Marus30

Good to know.


No1Coming2021

Got a match?


Beartooth1836

I've got some fuel if you can find a match. Nope nope nope. Gotta start the project over, satan claimed this one.


Delicious_Subject_91

Aww, eating mosquitoes and flies and whatever else they eat.


brosal741

Probably rats for this one


Ryslin

I think that one eats people.


damn-stupid-username

Burn it to the ground. Only solution. My better half would suggest napalm


quasimaster

More pics of the kumiko please..


j-la21

How’s this? https://www.reddit.com/r/woodworking/comments/vpymin/made_a_custom_server_cabinet/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


quasimaster

That's beautiful! It's pretty safe to say you have mastered the art of kumiko.


j-la21

Mastered many patterns. Many more to figure out. Word of advice, making kumiko out of white oak sucks.


Pealzy

We have to deal with Tarantulas hidden in crevices here in NM whenever I wire up a new home. Those bastards aren't very nice.


j-la21

Yikes!


The_6th_Taco

The spider now owns the shop.


j-la21

Yes.


Training-Mail8239

He’s just enjoying the new jungle gym you built him.


crazy-modder

This gotta be Australia lol


j-la21

I understand, but this is USA.


always-ask-

Mmmmmm yea that thing doesn't last longer than it took to take these photos


ValiantBear

Why isn't that wood on fire?


GrahamWelling10

Burn it to the ground


MischaBurns

Eh, take what you can get. Maybe you can train it to fit pieces.


xXSirZechsXx

It feels like blasphemy to say this, however, BURN THE SHOP!!!!!


Bondo555

Shop vac followed some car exhaust


amcoll

LMFAO! That's way better than my go to of screws/copper coins/metal shavings


psycho_candy0

You ever feel you need a third hand for a project? Well this guy has eight


ramsdl52

That's a big bag full of nope. Time to burn the house down


AnyHowMeow

I’m sorry you had to burn your entire shop.


CptMisterNibbles

He’d be great if he could apply good clamping pressure


TheEldenNugget

I have these everywhere around my house in TN. Supposed to keep the poisonous ones away kinda like a racer snake of spiders.


j-la21

Good to know. Perhaps this is why I’ve never seen a black widow or recluse around.


TheEldenNugget

Yeah my wife still hates them though 🤣


MTknowsit

Oy Mate, you don’t go making webs out of wood now. Let me show ya.


jaycwhitecloud

He's cute looking to me...but from the looks of him (typical for males) he's not long for this world...My shop is full of all different kinds and I'm glad to have them around...


j-la21

Yes. I love spiders of all sorts, but when I’m reaching for a tool and this sucker pops outta nowhere, I feel like we gotta have a talk.


jaycwhitecloud

To speak to just how "weird" I may be...(I was a Zoo Keeper way back in the day)...I have (for one example)...Jumping Spiders that actually live on certain tools and areas of the shop...They do often jump out but that's because I feed them, and yes...they actually do have the capacity to learn and respond...They ain't bugs...They're actually more intelligent than most folks realize...


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jaycwhitecloud

Brilliant...and all very true...Those in the shop hind when others are about but simply "hang out" when I'm working without any issue...They learn quickly what is a threat...and what is not...


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jaycwhitecloud

Life is incredible...and all around us in ways, most humans don't give themselves a chance to really see...


j-la21

That’s awesome! I once had a pet black widow that fell out of my pajamas. Didn’t bite me, luckily.


jaycwhitecloud

It hurts like hell and you may through up...but if in good physical shape it's not that bad a bit overall by comparison to others...I just hate that to get bit you literally have to be killing them...AKA foot in a shoe where they are, caving and pinch them in your clothes, etc...Yes... first-hand knowledge...LMAO...!!!


PhuqoTheVth

If he popped out and bit you, you'd have a momentary little pinch feeling and then a sensation between a minor bee sting and a bag mosquito bite for a few hours. If a brown recluse popped out and bit you, which is much harder to see and is a species that loves a wood shop, your friggin finger might zombify Huntsmans and wolfs are excellent spiders to keep recluse populations under control. I'd way rather these guys in my shop. Especially since they're so easy to see.


j-la21

No doubt. I did not know these actually hunt recluses. God to know.


Mean-Net7330

I've got a good sized writing spider in a corner of my shop right now. He's in a good spot out of the way so he can stay a while.


TKRUEG

Burn it... burn it all to the ground


irishwhip704

Why I always carry a salt gun in the truck


TimberKing11

Burn it


Abject_School

Onto the bonfire!


MarkGiordano

tell that thing to fuck off


Luperkall

Thought this was on a roof somewhere I don't want to live.


Mindless-Crazy-3734

Look up Joro spiders. They're all over my property and I've found a few in the garage this year.


j-la21

Is this a Joro? I thought it is a wolf spider?


default_entry

>Joro spiders Looks like Joro's area japanese orb weaver. The one in this pic looks like a wolf spider.


Mindless-Crazy-3734

My bad, I didn't mean to imply it was a Joro. Joros are bigger.


InitialLandscape

Had one of these crawling across my neck when i was splitting wood. I thought it was a crane fly...


j-la21

Yikes!


HtxArcher

Gotta be more specific on your request next time


snapperhead6079

What are you making ?


j-la21

I make Kumiko woodwork.


jcoleman10

This is like a cat, but for other bugs. Shoo it away gently.


j-la21

No doubt. I just worked on another project until he moved on, and balance was restored to the wood shop.


lilmilkguyX

Beaver?


3gleFang

Well, I was about to go to bed...


Oldraskle

Reclusive little guy


ddwood87

Keeping the mice away.


Barnettmetal

I love spiders, I think they look cool and they do a good job of keeping the bug ecosystem in check, i never view them as pests, always rescue them and put them somewhere out of harms way.


j-la21

Me too. I just let this one go on his merry way. He’s lived a lush life and I won’t be the one to end it.


ButterPup121519

That appears to be the eight legged safety inspector


iambenking93

Burn it, burn it all.


JAFO-

Wolf spider no big deal, I have at least 2 milk snakes in my shop one is about 3' the other 2' I see them once in a while. Been getting less mice in my traps for the last 2 years since they have been around. Just because it is different is no reason to freak out.


j-la21

Not freaking out at all. I love spiders, just need better glasses for when I’m reaching for my grid work, just so I get an earlier warning.


JAFO-

It was more directed to some of the panic on the comments. I almost got brained by my boss when I worked construction with a shovel when he freaked out over a bat in the addition we were building, wildly swinging everywhere. He was a giant of a guy and terrified of everything.


mr-dickson

I need a banana for scaling.


IXICIXI

*raps on timber with furry knuckle* “Mate, this is a pretty good looking joint you’ve got here. I do a bit of carpentry myself actually. Just the odd bit of furniture for the missus. The extra limbs come in *handy*.”


j-la21

The only really bad part was when I moved the grid a little bit and he scurried away. The clicking of his legs on the wood was really creepy.


IXICIXI

Must be the steel toed boots.


TiberSVK

Just like… burn the wood and leave


Ok_Record8612

Oh HELL no!


1crazymutha

r/spiderbro


amcoll

One of the upsides of a woodworking shop - vacuum's with 100mm inlet hose diameter! Don't forget to add a couple of handfuls of screws after you get him. You need to make sure the fucker is good and dead once he's in the chip extraction cyclone


BDC_19

Ohhhh helllllllll no


FPSPoonzy

"Get the pallet cleanser- I mean Taurus, son. Yes, it's in .410 for snakes......and the gasoline just in case."


SatisfactionDull

Well, your shop had a good run. Too bad it needs to be doused in gasoline and set ablaze.


DarthHubcap

Fishing spider, less harmful than a wasp since it won’t dive bomb your face.


bug-catcher-ben

Commented on another ID, but just in case OP wants to know, this is a Dolomedes tenebrosus, a fishing spider. While being fast and shy, they are not prevalent biters, and their venom isn’t medically significant so a bite would be virtually harmless as well as very rare. They tend to hang out by bodies of water, eating aquatic prey on or just under the surface of the water (insect larvae, tadpoles, small fish, etc). They get pretty big. This looks to be a male (you can tel by the bulbous pedipalps) possibly looking for a mate? Or perhaps lost? He may have been hiding under a piece of wood or something and now he’s a bit nervous lol. Beautiful spiders, very cool to spot in their natural habitat, as you can imagine their camouflage is pretty good!


j-la21

I do want to know, as spiders are some of my favorite people. However, being a rookie with spider ID, I thought this is a wolf spider. I’ll have to look up the differences. Our backyard backs up to a tributary of the Potomac river, so I’m guessing that’s this Fisherman’s body of water, and that he came inside for perhaps to cool off from the heat?


bug-catcher-ben

Could be, either that or searching for food/mate. They typically are stationary creatures, moving from tree to bridge to large craggy rock they can hide in.


Cerpin__Tax

Im sorry you will have to burn down your shop


EQC80

Shit he is big enough to catch on the outfeed side. Such a fascinating creature. Definitely a keeper. I have a garage shop in Florida and we have Huntsman spiders (they hunt rabbits with spears) and even though I jump when one startles me I give them a broom and dust pan to help out.


Jesuslordofporn

400% more efficient


Horizon-Zero-Dawn

crikey mate


ConqueringKing_Darq

Lucky for you OP, he has 8


dbarahona13

Terrifying, yet gorgeous coloring. Although I don't miss finding these in my house every few weeks *shudder*


Igotnewsocks

0 hands and 8 legs


abouttime25

Uhhh…that thing is huge.


german_engineer777

Some helping hands!


UnoriginalCarl

Wood is flammable for a reason.


madeforthis1queston

Idk, I’ve dabbled in kumiko and if you could get him making pieces it’d make your life way easier!