The Problem With Being a Woodworker and Drummer

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Blog entry by mikedrums posted 02-07-2010 01:46 AM 1043 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The problem with being a woodworker and drummer is that I can’t work on woodworking while listening to music because of the compulsion to do everything to the beat.

Sometimes it works out great while hammering or sanding, if the tempo is right. Or I can pound or sand in triplets or whatever.

But other times, it can cause problems, especially if I try to cop the same rhythms or drum fills of the song. Not a problem with AC/DC, bit it can get downright dangerous if Rush comes on the radio. :-)

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#1 posted 02-07-2010 02:04 AM


I am a drummer, since infancy.
Something few really understand.

You’ve exploded real stuff and dreams.

Hot damn!

Actually, I wish you wouln’t bring it up.


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#2 posted 02-07-2010 02:05 AM

I am a drummer as well.

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#3 posted 02-07-2010 02:09 AM

That’s why I hate sanding , I’m not a drummer!

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 02-07-2010 02:09 AM

Peter, was that iambic pentameter or Haiku? :-)

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#5 posted 02-07-2010 04:09 AM

Yeah, I play guitar. If I have the radio on while I’m working, I find myself playing air guitar, instead of woodworking!! Go figure!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 02-07-2010 04:21 AM

Air gtr could work with a hand saw, maybe.

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#7 posted 02-08-2010 12:59 PM

I’m learning how to play the fiddle… am I in trouble?? lol :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 02-08-2010 01:29 PM

No Ms Debbie. You’re not in that much trouble.

I play the Trumpet. Try doing that while you’re feeding a 4’x8’x3/4” Sheet of G1S Fir Plywood through a Table Saw set for a 24” Rip!! One day the Blade almost got me right in my Mute!! ;-}

Wadda Bunch of Cornballs on this Great Site!! I Love it!!

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#9 posted 02-27-2010 11:25 PM

Bang that drum. But do it quietly.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 03-02-2010 01:01 AM

drummer also, i occasionally get distracted by certain grooves, fortunately i cant hear the stereo over the tabel saw. That could be dangerous.

-- RKWoods

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