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Blog entry by eddieduhgreat posted 02-18-2013 08:15 AM 1639 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello. My name is Eddie and I have a woodworking problem. There, I admitted it. I have been working with wood since I was a kid. My Father and Grandfather were both woodworkers. I’ve gotten more serious about furniture making in the last few years. My lovely Wife thinks its a giant plot to spend money on tools. Shes right but I’ll never admit it to her. I just finished a small project using only hand tools. It was the charging station from woodworking for meer mortals. I made it out of pine. Ok, I lied. I started to reduce the 3/4 pine to 1/2 with a jack plane, but gave up and used my lunchbox planer. I had to work the next day and had to be able to lift my arms. Otherwise, all by hand. Great fun. I usually use a blended approach. I think I’m going to start a carved keepsake box today for SWMBO. Should be fun. See Ya

-- Eddie M.

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 08:18 AM

Welcome Eddie. Glad you joined us here on LJUBLJANA. There are a lot of great folks to meet here. Welcome!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 09:17 AM

Welcome Eddie

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 01:06 PM

HI Eddie, As a wood working addict you came to the right place. Look forward to seeing your work.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 01:18 PM

Welcome Eddie!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 02-18-2013 02:12 PM

Hey Eddie, I can relate.
Welcome aboard, this place is a real inspiration.

See ya around,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 02-18-2013 03:17 PM

Hi Eddie and welcome to LJ. If you take your wife out to dinner every time you buy a pricey new tool you will both be happy and the wife will look enthusiastically forward to your next purchase. Good luck and Bon Apetite!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 02-18-2013 03:20 PM

Welcome Eddie.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#8 posted 02-18-2013 05:07 PM

Welcome, Eddie. Just start making some nice stuff for your wife and she’ll come around. Have fun.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 02-18-2013 11:41 PM

Well you have admitted to your addiction. That is a great start, now what are you going to do about it? Only time and money will be of the most benefit treatment for this. This of course will result in vast amounts of saw dust and wood shavings. There also will be some lost time with others

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 02-18-2013 11:56 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome and good advise. I think I’m going to fit in around here.

-- Eddie M.

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#11 posted 02-19-2013 12:53 AM

Welcome to LJs. If you came here for help with your affliction. You came to the right spot. We have some professional enablers here.

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

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#12 posted 02-19-2013 04:31 AM

If your looking for a 12 step program, this is not the place for you. Here we all embrace our addiction (to wood that is)

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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