Why buy it when you can make it! #1: My woodworking goal: to never have to (default on) buying furniture again...

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Blog entry by paxorion posted 05-18-2014 12:57 AM 1349 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As a hobbyist, I had to set a goal to justify to myself why the time, energy, and money (fun can’t just be the goal) is a worthwhile expenditure. I set the goal to grow high enough in skill level, so that any piece of furniture that I or my wife may like, is within reason for me to build on my own. And so I set my woodworking goal, to be at a skill level where I can build any piece of furniture that we might want, so that I never have to default on buying furniture that we like.

Fast forward to 2 years later, and I find that I am always swimming in a sea of projects that range from (non)starters, (limbo) mid-project, and (so close) near the finish line. Due to the pressures of my 9 to 5+ job, and two very active young children, don’t complete projects nearly as quickly as I would like to. So I thought I’d start this new blog series to chronicle the project progress and share my progress towards my woodworking goal.

-- paxorion

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#1 posted 05-18-2014 04:40 AM

This should be very informative

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#2 posted 09-20-2015 06:36 AM

I think that i sa great goal to set!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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