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Blog entry by Doug Scott posted 11-23-2010 06:58 PM 3739 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

By now all of us woodworkers should have or already have started on that special Christmas for that special person or people on our list. Every year I think I’m going to get started back in about September or October, but it has never happened . Try being employed in this type of business and still have time to work on your own projects is like the car mechanic that has the worst running car, but works on everyone else’s.
I have managed to build 6 child rockin chairs and two are for my grand kids and I have had a little time to play on the legacy woodworking machine to make three sets of Hollow Spiral Candle Holders ( I’ll post them om my projects page )

I f someone would have told me that this would take up most of my time ( owning a business ) I probably
would have told them their NUTS. Been woodworking for over 30 years bur only in business since 2001 and this past year has been the best year for having work coming in , Faster than I can get out. NOT complaining at all. But I don’t say that I’m very busy in a public place.

Got to go… Theirs woodworking to be done.

Building furniture to become heirlooms. Furniture By Douglas

-- Doug, Michigan,

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 11:01 PM

you should start building in January – while the deadline for next year is fresh in your mind :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 11-24-2010 01:05 AM

I feel your pain! :) Some years I do better than others. It is difficult to decide sometimes and the job usually wins. Just do your best and they will appreciate what you can accomplish.


BTW – your candle holders are wonderful! I saw them on your other page.

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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