A Strategy for Woodworking #35: Work

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Blog entry by Gary Rogowski posted 11-10-2014 04:17 PM 1235 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Work with your hands. As a result, work on yourself. Spend time alone with your thoughts away from the clamor. See what you can make of the time at the bench. I can think of no better elixir for the cacophony that makes up a day in the world today.

The Northwest Woodworking Studio

-- Gary Rogowski...follow my podcast at and twitter @garyrogowski

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#1 posted 11-10-2014 04:21 PM

“work on yourself” Always a work in progress for myself.

Very nice looking A&C bed,a very cool design.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 11-10-2014 06:42 PM


Hope the school is doing well.Like Jim I find all sorts of balance with hand work vs. my paying job. I use woodworking metaphors and examples to assist people in developing life skills.

Borrowed a few thoughts from you. LOL! Gave you the credit as my source.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 11-10-2014 10:52 PM

I do a lot with my hands….............including slappin me silly when I do something I shouldn’t …...LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 11-11-2014 01:47 AM

Thanks for the blog Gary, woodworking full time constantly reminds me how much personal insight from other woodworkers is needed to maintain course in this wonderful craft. It is through resources like this blog that make our work not so lonely afterall.

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#5 posted 11-14-2014 03:55 AM

Great advice ;-)

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

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