Wheelchair Woodworking #16: Craft Syndrome

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Blog entry by Jamie Speirs posted 07-01-2014 07:37 PM 1716 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: A restoration & random pics Part 16 of Wheelchair Woodworking series Part 17: Mads has arrived /French Plane »

Cant believe that it is over a year since a blog. Mads has been to Scotland and
is back in a few days :) I’m as usual backed up with orders, not that effects my
time out to create.
Now that is the pita that causes the backlog. Honest its scientifically sound.
My DIL Annes birthday was last Friday, no rush there then.

Ok that looks as if there is hope. One feather and it will come down fast.
It is loosely based on an idea I’m playing with on Shaker themed piece done
with a natural edge.
It all started with Shirley wanting a Jam/Marmalade cupboard, this I did in pine
with layers of distress, then painted a sickly green with white interior. Well once
the final coat was on and without door it was declared complete. When I said that
it needed finished, I got the look that says “Do you ever want to buy a new tool
ever again”. So it duly went up on the wall.

This is the plank of French Oak that started it all. If you look at the top right corner about 12” down there is a knot with a Sigma curve to one side. well to me it looked
like the top of the Shaker Jam Cupboard hanging thingy, I’ll take a picture of it.

Yes disgusting looking, it was worse. Honest I’ll show you.

CRAFT Syndrome Cant Remember a Flipping Thing. That about sums me up. I started out
writing with an idea but it went to pencil and tape land never to see the light of day again.

The problem for me is door no door back no back. How can I bring rustic into the back without
I think I’d best eat then go back into the shop with a full belly and a fresh head, whose I don’t know
but a fresh one.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Don W

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#1 posted 07-01-2014 08:51 PM

CRAFT Syndrome Cant Remember a Flipping Thing!

I can certainly relate!!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-01-2014 08:59 PM

That creativity at work!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-01-2014 10:18 PM

May I suggest Mads’ ? ;) You could end up with something incredible joining forces/brain cells.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 07-02-2014 04:26 AM

Let it flow Jamie. Whatever come out is good.
I usually nap after a good meal:)

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 07-02-2014 09:49 AM

We all have to make sacrifices to make others happy Jamie. I’m sure you know that better than me. Life can become confusing when it doesn’t make sense to us. At least the cabinet is very well made and looks great. From what you say, paint obviously isn’t your thing, but not everybody thinks like a woodworker. Maybe MDF would be a better choice for your DIL next time, LOL.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 07-03-2014 01:00 AM

We do what we must to please our partners. I hate painting wood but then sometimes it’s just the thing to do. Go with the flow, that’s what I try bto do and then when no one is looking, I do what I think needs to be done.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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