The DTs

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Blog entry by airfieldman posted 01-14-2008 03:49 AM 978 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK Jocks, I need your sage advice…I’m going through some SERIOUS withdrawals. I’ve been sick for the past 3 days, and so busy prior to that for about a week, that I haven’t been in my shop for at least 10 days.

Prior to this dry spell I had started my assembly table, based loosely on the one Mark S built in his wood whisperer blog. I’ve got the entire table box cut out and ready for glue. Now it just sits waiting for my loving caressing to bring it to form. Plus I have a shelving unit for my daughter about 90%, just waiting for glue and paint.

I’m sure you all have had similar times…what do you do to get pass the shaking, lack of concentration, etc.?

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 01-14-2008 03:03 PM

beats me!! LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 01-14-2008 04:07 PM

There’s is no getting past, you’ve simply got to get through.

-- Working at Woodworking

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Peter Oxley

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#3 posted 01-14-2008 04:22 PM

Somewhere I have plans for a hand-powered pen lathe. I thought it would be neat to have for just such times.

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#4 posted 01-14-2008 08:53 PM

it’s a hard position to be in—you really should stay away from the power tools during the shakes, though..

maybe just smelling some sawdust would help

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 01-15-2008 02:45 AM

I think Russel and Peter are right. You will have to get through it. Keep away from power tools until you are stable and clear minded. I can only offer that being sober is to be treasured and enjoyed.

Take care.


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