Normally when you think of procrastinating it’s always things like taking out the trash, or cleaning that corner of your shop that’s covered in sawdust for like 2 months. But lately I’ve found myself indirectly procastinating woodworking.
A few weeks back I started a cutting board project. A request came through our local woodworkers guild for some custom cutting boards and Eric wanted me to try and bid on the project. Personally I didn’t feel I was up to the challange, I’ve only made 1 cutting board and it wasn’t something I’d consider professional quality. Instead I decided to make one anyways, for myself or family or whoever I ended up giving it too just to see if I was really capable.
This was going to be my first real project video I was going to post on a youtube video blog I wanted to start. So I recorded everything, even talked to the camera explaining what I was doing etc.. The truth was I didn’t have a lot of fun talking to the camera, I’m a very shy person and I had a lot of trouble with the camera. I finished all the videos and began the edit the video down. This increased my shyness I disliked how I looked or spoke on camera. Maybe it’s just my vanity kicking in too much but when it came down to it I didn’t enjoy it.
As days went on I kept putting off finishing the cutting board video. Whenever I would go to work on other woodworking projects I would tell myself “I should work on the video” but then I ended up doing neither of those things. Earlier this week I made the decision that I won’t finish the video at least not any time soon. It was something I thought would be fun, but it wasn’t so I’m moving on and continueing with out the video camera because that is what I enjoy most.
I’ll still take plenty of pictures and post here, because I enjoy lumberjocks and think it’s a great community. I’m just not ready for the whole video blog thing.
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