Woodwork’s Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
Finished at last
There seems to be a point in every project that I become easily distracted or lose attention to getting the project finished. The project loses its charm or I get bored or think about the next project. I admitted I have WWAD/HD, yes it is true. I confess that I built a china cabinet for my wife that took 12 years to finish. I told people that I didn’t have the money to finish it or I didn’t have the time or whatever… the truth is I have WW AD/ HD… there I said it.
The good news is I’m getting better, I completeed this project in about four months, well.. I actually bought the wood six months prior to that and I told myself it needed to acclimate to my shop… right. I share my story in hopes that other woodworkers will come out of the closet and admit they also have WW AD/ HD together we can help each other.
If you are unsure if you have WW AD/HD answer the following questions if any of these are answered yes you may have WW AD/ HD. Or just ask your wife lol.
◦short attention span “sanding is hard wor… look at pretty grain pattern”
◦difficulty attending to details “was that coat number 3 or number 4?”
◦easily distracted “I could build that too…”
◦forgetful “what did I do with that tool”
◦poor organizational skills—-your shop is a mess
◦has difficulty waiting.—-When is that tool sale
◦takes frequent risks. —-What’s a push stick
◦has difficulty engaging in quiet activities
◦loses or forgets things repeatedly and often
◦inability to stay on task; shifts from one task to another without bringing any to completion
-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31