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Blog entry by Cozmo35 posted 10-05-2010 02:40 PM 4418 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You know you’re an old woodworker when,….
1. You stop subscribing to Playboy and start subscribing to “WOOD” magazine.
2. You wonder how small a piece of wood has to be to throw it away.
3. You tell your wife I’m going to the shop for “a few minutes” (Yeah Right).
4. Your clothes have natural smell of Cedar.
5. The LJ web site is your home page.
6. You have a bin of “used” sandpaper.
7. You think about stuff like this list when you should be working.
8. Your “to do list” grows twice as fast as you can get them done.
9. You ride around with wood in your vehicle.
10. You have the lumber yard on speed dial.

Now,…you add yours

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX



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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 10-05-2010 02:43 PM

“Your anxiety level soars when you can’t get on the site (even for an hour) and you feel like your lifeline is cut!”

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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Cozmo35

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#2 posted 10-05-2010 02:48 PM

LOL! Sheliia, Shelia, Shelia,...You crack me up! :-)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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GMman

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#3 posted 10-05-2010 02:53 PM

All 10 are 100% true

#4 posted 10-05-2010 03:05 PM

All very true and it all applies to me except numbers nine and ten.
But there’s an actual test to see if you’re old.
Try this:
Extend one arm out to the side horizontally with the palm of your hand up.
Now, with your other hand pinch a little skin under the elbow of the aforesaid extended arm.
Gently but firmly, pull the elbow skin down away from the elbow.
Release the skin.
Observe.
If the skin draws back up, even half way, you aren’t old yet.
If the skin remains where you released it, you’re old.
Period.
Yes, yes, i took the test.

Yes, I’m OLD.

ddwwb

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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Bluepine38

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#5 posted 10-05-2010 03:35 PM

When you reached for a router and it was -an old woman’s tooth- you used to make the groove in the wood,
or one of those wonderful old wooden rabbet planes.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 10-05-2010 03:37 PM

I’ll never tell if I passed your test of not, Don! I will say I have been doing woodworking a long, LONG time. Can I say that in “woodworker years” (kind of like “dog years” but applies to woodworkers) I am pretty dang old!

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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Gregn

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#7 posted 10-05-2010 03:42 PM

You know your an old woodworker when the piece of wood in your hand looks better than the 20 year old neighbor across the street in her bikini mowing the yard.

You know your an old woodworker when your favorite pin up is of exotic wood samples.

You know your an old woodworker when you have the phone company change the last 4 digits of your phone number to 9663.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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Gregn

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#8 posted 10-05-2010 03:59 PM

Knucklenut, thats a good one, have had days like that myself.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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JJohnston

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#9 posted 10-05-2010 04:10 PM

I thought that phone number “9663” sounded familiar; turns out my local Woodcraft is 342-9663. I had never noticed why.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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Cozmo35

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#10 posted 10-05-2010 04:26 PM

knucklenut, It like being a dog on a chain. All you can do is run till you run out of chain and then just bark. The effort is not worth the reward. Woodworking on the other hand is much more rewarding.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Tracey615

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#11 posted 10-05-2010 04:30 PM

You tell your wife that you need to go to the ER, and she dosen’t look up, but asks “What did you do to yourself this time?”.

-- Trace the Bald

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 10-05-2010 05:25 PM

LOL Jorge!

-- 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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rivergirl

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#13 posted 10-05-2010 05:28 PM

Your bed sheets are full of sawdust…. for real.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 10-05-2010 05:38 PM

You know your and old woodworker when your hands are full of splinters and you haven’t been in the shop for a week.
you know your and old woodworker when you’ve been in the shop for 2 hours and you think it’s been 8 hours
according to you aches and pains but still love it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 10-05-2010 06:16 PM

You know that if you ran out of exotic wood and start looking for the oid wood then difinitely you are OLD WOODWORKER!!!

Cozmo, nice and perfect but surely same question …. What do you call those woodworkers who use old wood.?

-- Bert

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