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Blog entry by TDog posted 04-23-2012 11:57 PM 3770 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Lost in the Wood”

This is a phrase I have felt off and on over the last couple months as I worked on a couple projects doing mostly hand work. As I got home from work and began working on another piece of a project in my half garage/half shop, I look up to realize that an hour or two has past by or the wife has beckoned a time or two “are you coming in soon?” That’s when it hits, wow, I really do enjoy this. I could do this into the wee hours of the morning. One more reason I try to stay with my hand tools. Not enough rest can lead to serious issues with my power tools. It can with any tools, but a split second and blamo on the table saw.

Anybody else have thoughts on getting

“Lost in the Wood” ?

-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23



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TechRedneck

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#1 posted 04-24-2012 01:10 AM

My wife loves to quilt. I love to work in the shop or out on the land. The weekends just fly by, often she will come down from the loft and I come up from the garage and we meet on the main floor for lunch or dinner.

I love working on the machines AND love the sound of a sharp hand plane. Woodworking provides a perfect balance between my business in Computers and my desire to make something you can hold in your hands and dosn’t require a plug or battery.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 01:14 AM

I get lost quite often and usually I have to stop when I realize that my back is telling me to take a rest. I am not a morning person and I don’t usually get into the shop till after 10 am and very often I am still in there when 9 PM comes around. My wife does not like me to be in there after 9 PM for fear of bothering the neighbors (pshaw I say) but she is SWMBO! Very often I will look up at the clock and be shocked at the passage of time when it feels like only a short time has passed by. By the way, I’m retired so time means nothing cause there is plenty of it but I still hate to waste too much of it.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#3 posted 04-24-2012 01:43 AM

I got lost in the wood many many years ago…still not to be found.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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GrandpaLen

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#4 posted 04-24-2012 01:54 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

“Lost in the Wood” is the call we woodworkers aspire to.

If it weren’t for the passion of working and coaxing out the beauty that is concealed by Mother Natue, we would be but carpenters. The grain of a single board can inspire a great piece.

You have been smitten, work Safe and have Fun. – Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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TDog

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#5 posted 04-26-2012 04:00 AM

GrandpaLen,

You said it about a single board inspiring a great piece,
I often agonize over what finish to use when the woodgrain of certain pieces is prominent on a project,
and I’m still mostly experimenting with pine, Gonna have some fun when I break open some figured maple or curly cherry, It’s always worth it.

-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23

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