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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 1598 days ago 4758 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been in a woodworking funk these past few weekends. Unable to really find an inspired project. So I decided to get a small chunk of wood and start whittling…something I haven’t done since I was a kid. It’s an invigorating exercise! So if you are at a loss for something to do, try whittling! It’s easy and requires nothing more than a pocket knife and a block of pine.

If any of you have experienced a creative block, I’d love to hear suggestions on overcoming it!



-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com



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Zuki

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#1 posted 1598 days ago

Now that was a low stress high enjoyment project.

Great video as well.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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Luke

526 posts in 1894 days


#2 posted 1597 days ago

Is that adam lambert? If so what do you think of his album? If not who is that? Good music

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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Bob Kollman

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#3 posted 1597 days ago

Right music, right project, as Zuki said, “low stress high enjoyment project.”
Very cool little bird Mr. Steve. This video has good MOJO, the calm before
the creative storm maybe???

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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ackychris

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#4 posted 1597 days ago

Very zen video—I’m so relaxed after watching that…makes me want to paint or draw or something.

-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris

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buckeyedudes

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#5 posted 1597 days ago

Nice….like ‘budda’.
Love your videos Steve!

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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MOJOE

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#6 posted 1597 days ago

Nice work Steve….also, congrats on making it into Wood Magazine, just got my copy in the mail yesterday!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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HallTree

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#7 posted 1597 days ago

Good example of why a woodworker should never get bored. Nice post!

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Stevinmarin

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#8 posted 1597 days ago

Luke: Yes! Good ear…that’s Adam Lambert singing an old Tears For Fears song. Adam’s got one of my favorite voices. (I was shocked when he didn’t win American Idol last year!)

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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Luke

526 posts in 1894 days


#9 posted 1597 days ago

He’s got a great, great voice but his performances are ghastly! It’s because of his performances that I was happy when Chris won. Have you listened to his whole album?

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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Stevinmarin

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#10 posted 1597 days ago

haha…yeah…well, Adam’s a bit theatrical. I do love his singing. Sadly, I haven’t actually listened to his album, which is strange because I love Chris Allen and I absolutely adore Allison’s new album. Maybe I’m just tired of Adam’s antics. I wish he would just stick to his singing!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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Luke

526 posts in 1894 days


#11 posted 1596 days ago

True that. I like your videos man. You seem to be a very happy guy. Keep it up.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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cristal1290

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#12 posted 1583 days ago

In the middle of of the video that “bird” looked more like seal lol
But nice video again, very nice

-- Oskars, http://www.krasts-r.lv

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Sodabowski

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#13 posted 1389 days ago

I did that some time ago with a leftover piece of ebony.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Roger

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#14 posted 1285 days ago

very kool Steve. ya make a great film

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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