Shop Notes #5: 4 months

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Blog entry by nakamaruchi posted 09-15-2008 05:18 PM 1142 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It is four months since I worked in my shop.
I have been very very busy for these four months so that I could not do any of my unfinished project. But in Japan thiese three days were three-day weekend and today I could enjoy woodworking.

I finished to set a table for my drill press and jointer. Afrter that I made a small step for my two year son.

It was surprising that I could make it for a short time though before I couldn’t do anythig after a long contemplation. Perhaps It was necessary for me to rest long time.

These days I didn’t want to woodwork. I thought I lost my passion for woodworking. But it was wrong. Simply I was too tired to make any project.

Tomorrow I will get up early and finish the step for my little son “Chumaru”.

-- Satoru Nakamaru, Japan ---It takes twenty years to make an overnight success. -- And if my English is strange or incorrect, please tell me.

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#1 posted 09-15-2008 06:00 PM

I think we go through times when it seems our passion for wood working is less strong.

They are many distractions in life that will pull us away from the things we enjoy most. To truly enjoy life- including our passions- we must sleep when we are tired, eat when we are hungry and make saw dust when the spirit moves us- and never feel guilty about any of this.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 09-15-2008 06:22 PM

yes, sometimes we just need a break . and then we can get back to what we love to do!

Aren’t you glad that you did not sell your tools already? :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Don Newton

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#3 posted 09-15-2008 06:27 PM

For me I do miss the sawdust when I am away too long. I find that just deciding to spend 15 minutes cleaning up leads to a project.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#4 posted 09-16-2008 05:31 AM

My wife died a few months ago and I find it hard to start or finish a project, but I will go down to the shop and maybe run a scrap of oak or walnut through the saw just for the smell and and do something to fix up the shop and I move forward and know passion and inspiration will come when it is time. untill then I enjoy the smell

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