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Blog entry by NBeener posted 11-14-2010 09:16 PM 1328 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had time, but no money.
I’ve had money, but no time.
I’ve had neither time NOR money.

But I’ve never had time AND money.

The sort of thing you do when you have TIME, but no money:

You MAKE your loose-leaf page lifters, instead of buying them.

So … who else has been in a position where they’ve got wood, time, and tools, but not a lot of money, and …. what did you build BECAUSE you were IN that situation ??

-- -- Neil



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Manitario

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#1 posted 11-14-2010 09:25 PM

Mostly when I have time but no money my credit card takes a pretty big hit…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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grizzman

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#2 posted 11-14-2010 09:33 PM

i thought they were a v shaped Frisbee…..ive got this young pup who would love to chew on those…...and the paper in between…...which could be considered a shredder …....then with all your time, you could tape all of the papers together…and ..well the story just continues in one round circle…not getting anywhere but mushier and mushier…..gee over all this is a very deep question…..lol…..i now need a nap to contemplate all of these questions…...time…no money….....wood…...ah yes…wood…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 11-14-2010 09:42 PM

Neil after my accident, life changed a wee bit.
My wife became the breadwinner in the family.
I was lucky in whatever I made she thought was wonderful.
Money was tight as we had just bought a house.
My only outlet then was woodturning as I thought it was all I was capable of.
I set about the task of helping others get into woodwork. I organised demonstrators from all over to give demonstrations. Taught others to turn. Kept busy. Not once did Shirley ever complain.
I’m now back to making my living out of woodwork and extremely happy.
I wish I had known about LJ’s then. OK the internet was not really around then. :) The last two weeks with a broken finger have been rather annoying as I’ve orders, designs, LOTS of timber. So I’ve just been Dreaming/designing and moaning a lot.
I’ve also spent way too much time on LJ’s. LoL

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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patron

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#4 posted 11-14-2010 10:04 PM

when i have work
i get money
i buy things and stock pile them

when i have no work
i have no money

but i have things i bought before

so now i have time
and something to work with
for myself

seems to work good so far

still waiting for a porsche
but they get more expensive the closer i get
so i will never see that day i guess

-- 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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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 11-14-2010 10:19 PM

I sell my excess tools for money, now I am try to make small projects for money!

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mafe

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#6 posted 11-14-2010 11:02 PM

What does ‘money’ mean?
Smiles,
Mads

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

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 11-15-2010 12:19 AM

Neil, I have the wood, the time since I am retired and the tools but my wife has all the money. :) Somehow she manages to spend both hers and mine. I have yet to figure out how to get my allowance from her.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 11-15-2010 12:33 AM

Scott, pretend your one of the kids. :)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Jim Bertelson

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#9 posted 11-15-2010 12:50 AM

Neil
Got to go write a blog, like an hour ago. I can show you some stuff that didn’t cost much money, but was built a long time ago, like my chain saw box (holds two saws…....heavy….....but needed to be tough). Or my cable modem/router/switch cabinet, built with scrap stuff, but boy is useful…..........but, have to write a blog or two, then maybe I can really answer you. My 40 year old workbench is in that category, all the way….....built when I was a resident (poor).

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Bob42

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#10 posted 11-15-2010 04:43 AM

Great post, so true.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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scrappy

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#11 posted 11-15-2010 08:24 AM

Everything in my projects list

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Robb

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#12 posted 11-15-2010 06:49 PM

I’ve made wooden wheels for my riding lawn mower’s deck, twice :). They actually work pretty well. I hate mowing so much that it’s a grave insult to me to have to spend any money on our mowers. I also made a new deflector for the rear of our pushmower when the plastic one it came with got munched up, same reason. I’m with Scrappy; I think most of what I make is made out of cast-offs, and for practical reasons.

-- Robb

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Rick Dennington

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#13 posted 11-15-2010 09:30 PM

I don’t think I fit into this catagory, cause I’ve got all the time in the world, all the wood I need to work with, and more $ that I’ll ever spend…...So…..what can I say????? ‘Nuff said…..I’m covered!!!!!!!!!!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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lilredweldingrod

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#14 posted 11-15-2010 09:44 PM

David, if you get a Porsche, I want a Mercedes Benz…..As per Janis Joplin lol

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Jamie Speirs

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#15 posted 11-15-2010 10:34 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-GFqhCq2HA

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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