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Blog entry by Handi75 posted 1847 days ago 835 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hellow my Fellow Jocks, Bloggers and watchers!

Today I just wanted to post a little blog that seems to happen to me and probably some of you or will eventually anyway.

Money:

The Greater of all Evil, What makes the World go around, If you got it, you don’t need it, If you don’t need it, you got it.

Time:

Some have lots of it, Some don’t have any of it, Some it’s a little iffy, they may have it but not lots of it.

Feeling Like It:

Some feel great, others don’t feel so great or it could be one of them days that you don’t feel like doing anything, not because of health, but because of one of them Rainy day feelings, you arn’t motivated to do anything.

So basically what it all boils down to.. Is this…

If you got the money to buy woodworking stuff, you don’t have the time to craft it into a masterpiece.

If you don’t got the money to buy woodworking stuff, you got all the time in the world to crafter that masterpiece.

If you don’t have money to buy woodworking stuff, and you don’t have the time to crafter that masterpiece you feel like doing something with the woodworking stuff that you don’t have the money for Plus the time to crafter that masterpiece.

And last but not least….

If you do happen to have the money to buy that woodworking Stuff, and you do have the time to crafter that masterpiece, You just Don’t FEEL like craftering that masterpiece that you have been waiting for over the several past months.

I don’t know about any of you fellow jocks, but this has happened to me on many ocassions, More of the No money and more time issue with me, There is so much I want to do, but so little money to do it with, this is why I’ve not posted any new Projects, money has been scarce as well as Materials.

I would thou like to thank a Good friend from “The Folding Rule” David for being a Kind Gent at heart and sending an ole Woodworker/Scroller a few piece of some Fine Cherry 1/4” Ply to help me aid in crafting my next masterpiece.

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations



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Rustic

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#1 posted 1847 days ago

I know the feeling all too well.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Kindlingmaker

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#2 posted 1847 days ago

Time is more important then anything because without it we can not keep learning and passing what we have learned to another. Without passing what we know on, much is lost. Money will always be that which keeps a New Renaissance from blooming. There is so much talent but we all all have to eat and take care of our families so to work we go and time passes on… Materials, Oh to see those beautiful grains in extraordinary master pieces but then to there are the branches from the fall pruning that gathered together can make a beautiful board and that board into our master piece. There is always a way even though the road has some whopper bumps. When the hands don’t work use the mind and when the mind does not work use the hands and there will be something good that comes from it. ...and maybe a broad smile.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1847 days ago

Hey Jimmy
I know the feeling darn if do darn if you don’t . I saw an interview with Norm Abram at a woodworking show and he was asked about all those tools he has , He said many people say they could build cool things if they had all his tools. He said use what you have and make it work the best you can. I’ve been amazed by the ingenuity of LJers the build with 3 or 4 hand tools and use found wood stumps ,pallets etc. and many have no shop at all and barley any income. So when I’m complaining about not having enough room in my shop(because of to many tools) I think about these fine people around the world who do woodworking with what they have or can find. As far as not wanting to work when you have the tools I think it’s kind of a mental block, So I try to just start when this happens to me and I find once I start I keep going.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Kindlingmaker

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#4 posted 1847 days ago

The hardest part of any journey is opening the front door. As a1Jim says “start”.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 1846 days ago

My feelings exactly. I have that same problem. Got the wood and the tools. Just lack the motivation or inspiration most of the time.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Arnold

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#6 posted 1845 days ago

ditto

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James

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#7 posted 1845 days ago

Grab yourself a discarded pallet and go nuts. It’s free, and hey if it doesn’t turn out very good then there’s always more!

You would be surprised at what some pallets are made of. I’ve found walnut, oak, cherry, ash, elm, and many others. Imported goods are your best bet. Their common wood is exotic to us! Most of my projects are made from scraps, pallets, etc.

If you find yourself only coming across pine, use it, and experiemnt… try something on it that you have never done before. I learn a lot in this way!

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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Handi75

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#8 posted 1845 days ago

Thanks to everyone that Responded. Means alot, all the ideas, all the comments.

It also shows who’s in the same boat and whos willing to toss out an extra “This is how you can get it for free” or something along that line, little tips and tricks of the trades…

I may have to go down to the local cabinet shop if we have one and see if they got some small stuff I can pick up and use.

I’ve got some Old Fence that I could probably use for something as well, just clean it up with my Planer and all and away we go!

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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Occie gilliam

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#9 posted 1717 days ago

Hi Handi, good post
what the he—,
use what you have, with what tools you have, when you can.
a knife and a stick goes a long way with me.
one of these days i will get the nerve to post some of my sticks
and other things.
Occie

when you get old ( I’m not, only 70) you run out of time

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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Handi75

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#10 posted 1717 days ago

Occie,

I hear you there, I got over that myself long time ago, because you think that your stuff isn’t good enough for anyone to see, and you think it’s not good enough yourself.

Then I learned to accept my less but perfect work, where as others may think it’s perfect or more then perfect, where I see flaws, others don’t see them.

I’d be happy to see your work.

Handi

-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner, http://www.facebook.com/HandisWorkshop, http://www.facebook.com/HandisCreations, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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