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Blog entry by RobH posted 2244 days ago 900 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to write a blog entry tonight to let people know that everything here is ok. I have not posted in a while, but I have been reading. Right about the time I finished up the bunks beds, I fell into a sort of funk. I have wanted very little to do with woodworking. For that matter, I have wanted to do very little at all. I have even had trouble sitting down and getting a blog entry like this completed. I have done a little turning but not much else.

I have had trouble getting the desire to take the final pictures of the bunk beds and get them posted in the final blog and as a project. I am sure one day I will get it done, but I need to recover from the extreme stress I was under when trying to get all of that completed.

Maybe a few weeks from now when my wife has recovered completely from her bunyion surgery and after things have all settled down from all of this I will find my muse again. But until then, know that everything is fine here. I am enjoying reading everything. Keep up the good work everyone.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA



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lazyfiremaninTN

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#1 posted 2244 days ago

Welcome back and I can understand. I just completed 5 cutting boards and have taken some time off from the garage.

Take your time and you will get your grove back.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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Napaman

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#2 posted 2244 days ago

thanks rob for the update…just keep chiming in when you can…glad your okay!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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GaryK

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#3 posted 2244 days ago

Woodworking comes and goes with me. Right now I’m on a high spot, but could come crashing down at any time.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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GaryK

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#4 posted 2244 days ago

oops

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2244 days ago

Don’t feel guilty, it happens to me quite often.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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teenagewoodworker

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#6 posted 2244 days ago

i feel like that happens to me often, nothing major but just after working on a project all day i get a little tired and want to go upstairs. so welcome back!

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jjohn

390 posts in 2317 days


#7 posted 2243 days ago

If you are like me. The only time you get to work in the shop is on your days off. With that in mind, not a lot of time to simple rest. Maybe your body is telling you, you just need a little rest. Once caught up you’ll be ready to do something else.
Maybe try some smaller projects. And do it for fun, not because you have to. That will bring the joy back.

-- JJohn

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lew

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#8 posted 2243 days ago

Remember, this is supposed to be a fun and relaxing hobby. Don’t feel guilty about not doing it and enjoy it when you can.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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gator9t9

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#9 posted 2243 days ago

And I thought i was weird that i did not get inspired every day !

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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jimt2099

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#10 posted 2243 days ago

Been there, Done that, Got the tee shirt. I get into the same rut from time to time. I get tired of working on projects that take a lot of time and just put them aside sometimes for weeks. I think that after I retire I may want to put more time into my woodworking. For now with working full time rest is the order of the days off, after the yard and garden work that is. Ho Hum…..

-- Jim T, Jefferson, Ohio, http://janddwoodcrafts.etsy.com

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sandhill

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#11 posted 2243 days ago

I have not done anything in the shop for about 6 – 7 weeks. I started a new job after retiring and spending weeks on end in the shop and fishing. Now I love the job and even do some work at home. I went through a phase of fishing 7 days a week 8 hours sometime 10 just fishing for 2 years. I just started doing some fishing again after not doing it for 2 years, and enjoy it again. Wood working is the same way. Some times you just have to be with the family for a while, after all that’s what is most important and should be #1 priority. The trick is to achieve a balance. Set up a schedule and stick to it.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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tenontim

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#12 posted 2243 days ago

Hang in there, Rob. If there weren’t any valleys, then we’d never be on top of the mountain. Sometimes we just need to take a break. And get yourself some Dr. Scholls and get to “gellin’”

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