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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 09-04-2011 12:13 PM 4693 reads 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After a minor setback during the week, on Wednesday, when I walked half a mile to get some milk and came back with a chest pain as well things have improved.

On Friday I tackled the hedge outside our house. Managed to break a sweat without further pains. So I’m fairly sure I will be OK for work, tomorrow.

As I’d finished the meds I also started making some sawdust on Friday. Continued this yesterday. One major project and two minor ones on the go now. I finally got rid of my old planer, more room in the shop. Still no pain. Also as a result of my week of inactivity there are quite a few ideas waiting to come to fruition.

I appreciate the concern that all of you have shown during the last week. I feel a lot better doing something, I make a lousy patient.

Be seeing you.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 09-04-2011 12:15 PM

Good news that, Martyn :) Now go figure out a way to recycle all that sawdust! :p

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 09-04-2011 12:17 PM

Easy one that, Thomas. Its collected, along with the garden waste, every two weeks for composting.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 09-04-2011 12:22 PM

It is good to hear that you are feeling better and back to making sawdust. The smartest thing I can see you doing is to pay attention to your body and the signs it gives you. Slow down when you are tired and don’t overdo. Pain is a warning that something is wrong so take things at a reasonable pace.

I am sure that you are going to have some great project popping up soon. It is great to hear of your progress and I am happy you are on the mend.

Take care, Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#4 posted 09-04-2011 12:41 PM

Now Martyn, make sure you ease yourself back into gear, medical fixes may need only a week’s meds, but the complete cure carries on. Just be sure you don’t overdo it or you’ll find yourself back to square one.
Your good health is far more important than projects, look after it please.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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patron

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#5 posted 09-04-2011 12:50 PM

being patient is a blessing

being a patient is not

learn to pace yourself

it’s what’s for dinner

as we age

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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mauibob

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#6 posted 09-04-2011 02:28 PM

Don’t push it, Martyn! Your shop is not going anywhere—it’ll always be there for you! Like David pointed out, “learn to pace yourself”. Not always easy to do when you’re a driven woodworker :-)
God bless,
Bob

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 09-04-2011 02:44 PM

OOOH NO HE IS BACK …... START SHAKING !!!

welcome back Martin :-) but go easy the next month it takes time to be back on top

by the way how does it go with your little exhibition … still have it

take care
Dennis

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Tootles

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#8 posted 09-04-2011 02:50 PM

”Being patient is a blessing, being a patient is not, learn to pace yourself”

Patron, you truly are a wise man.

But Martyn, he doesn’t say to not do anything, so go make sawdust and have fun – just slowly.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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WoodenFrog

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#9 posted 09-04-2011 04:32 PM

Martyn, I’m glad you are feeling better.
As others have said, pace yourself!
I don’t think you really make sawdust, you just wave the magic wand and Kaboom! Like magic something wonderful appears.
I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful and magical work soon.
Good luck and God Bless.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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shipwright

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#10 posted 09-04-2011 04:35 PM

That’s good news Martyn.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Bluepine38

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#11 posted 09-04-2011 06:14 PM

Glad to hear you are easing back into production having watched your projects over time, I can see that
your shop time gives you as well as all your viewers great pleasure. Just the joy of woodworking will help
your body and mind. Thank you once again for sharing and helping us enjoy this site.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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mafe

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#12 posted 09-04-2011 07:23 PM

Nice to see you are up and running.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 09-04-2011 07:59 PM

I am thankful it is healing and glad to hear you are back at it ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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SASmith

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#14 posted 09-04-2011 08:20 PM

Glad to see you are back at it.
Stay well.
Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Steven Davis

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#15 posted 09-04-2011 08:30 PM

Very glad to hear that you are doing better. I can’t imagine what you’ll have dreamed up during your recovery.

Take care of yourself.

Steve

-- Steven Davis - see me at http://www.playnoevil.com/ and http://www.stelgames.com/

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