Observations #7: I Need More Time

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Blog entry by Russel posted 07-01-2008 01:21 AM 934 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Douglas Bordner posted his first marquetry project and it was not only impressive, but motivational.

The second pen-turners swap is under way and I am enjoying watching it as much as the first one.

Intarsia, veneering, bending, carving, bowls, spindles … All fascinating stuff. I have never done any of it. But I’d like to and Doug’s marquetry just reminded me of all the skills and techniques that I still have to learn. And brings me to just one more reason to continue to come to this site.

Since being here I’ve been introduced to so many different things that can be done with wood. I’ve seen projects that run the gamut of skill and interest. I have been shown so many things that I want to try and so many skills that I’d like to add to my short list that I have been forced to realize that even with Daylight Saving Time, there are not enough hours in the day to do what I want to do.

Now I’ve been told that if I lower my expectations, my satisfaction will increase dramatically. I’m not buying it.

So, the point of this particular ramble is to tip my hat to the LumberJocks here who continue to present skills, techniques and ideas that keep me moving forward in my woodworking development.

Oh yeah, there’s a lot of really good jokes here too.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#1 posted 07-01-2008 01:41 AM

I echo you my friend.

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#2 posted 07-01-2008 02:10 AM

All going points Russell. It’s hard to see all this talent and not want to inch your own skills up a bit.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 07-01-2008 06:27 AM

And don’t forget all the folks who produce and post incredible videos to help us inch (or centimetre up here in the great white north :-) ) up our skills. WHat’s that quote…something to the effect ‘a man’s reach should exceed his grasp else what’s a heaven for’... maybe works for woodworking as well. My apologies for not remembering who said this.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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