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Bunk Beds for the Boys #13: Still Finishing...End Is Near

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Blog entry by RobH posted 05-06-2008 05:09 AM 766 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey all,

It has been a while since I have posted an update on this project. The past two or three weeks have been consumed with painting, sanding and finishing. This weekend I made really good progress and made it over that hump that is so hard to get over at the end of a project. Now I feel like I am on the downhill side. It looks like I will be done sometime Saturday. Once done, I will need to take some pictures to post here as a final blog entry as well as to post this as a project here.

So far the experience has been good. Although, I can truly say I am tired of red paint. I can also say that I am extremely burnt out with woodworking in general. After this is done, I have some small projects that I have been wanting to do, and I will do them. It is just going to be on my time and at my pace.

Thanks for reading. Hopefully the next entry will be completed bunk beds

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA



5 comments so far

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 05-06-2008 05:43 AM

An LJ tired of woodworking? Are you kidding?

OK, moment of truth, sometimes I just can’t even think about going in the shop.

Hey, I can’t wait to see the finish photos!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 05-06-2008 10:53 AM

Rob,

I am sure that you will be glad when this is over. I have found that long complicated builds tend to wear you down mentally. Sometimes is it nice to take a break and complete something that is quick and relatively easy to build just to simply to produce a finished piece. Doing this helps to recharge our woodworking batteries.

But I agree with Todd, as I have followed this series all along, I can’t wait to see the finished pictures!!

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

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 05-06-2008 12:32 PM

i agree, long projects really wear you down like projects you do a lot. Charles Neil is saying now that he will not even do one project because he’s done it so much he’s tired of it and he wants to keep woodworking fun for him. you’re getting through though, I can’t wait to see the end result.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 05-06-2008 03:20 PM

I definitely am familiar with long projects and the high stress. Once I got to a certain point of building the doors in my artistic closet, any damage or mistake would have cost me a few thousand dollars. Literally enough to buy a good used car or go on a nice vacation.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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jjohn

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#5 posted 05-07-2008 04:57 AM

I always have mixed emotions toward an end of a project. Small or large. I’m glad/sad that this one is almost done. But once finished there is always this “What’s next ?” syndrome that hits me. I’m in the middle of a large one now, and find myself wishing it was finished so I could start the next one i have drawn up. Oh well…So goes the life of a LumberJock.

-- JJohn

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