The Problem With Being a Woodworker and Drummer

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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 1614 days ago


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 1614 days ago

I am a drummer as well.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 1614 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1614 days ago

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

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matt garcia

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#5 posted 1614 days ago

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 1614 days ago

Air gtr could work with a hand saw, maybe.

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#7 posted 1613 days ago

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 1613 days ago

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 1593 days ago

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 †

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#10 posted 1591 days ago

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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