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Why buy it when you can make it! #22: Storage Crates [Part 3] - Wife needs to run a few errands = A lot less woodworking

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Blog entry by paxorion posted 11-12-2014 12:38 AM 1467 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Public holidays are great for weekend warriors, who can pack in a lot of woodworking in a finite amount of time. After falling behind on my 2 day woodworking schedule (due to a shortage of clamps), I had high hopes of making up the time, getting through pre-sanding of all the parts so that I can handle finishing in the evening hours before assembly. Unfortunately my hopes were dashed when I was informed by my wife that she had lunch plans for us as a family, followed by many errands that would be more efficiently done if I stayed home to watch the kids. Since I wasn’t crazy enough to watch a 3 and 1 year old with running power tools, I lost over 5 hours of daytime woodworking time.

What I was able to accomplish today, was the last bit of panel glue-ups, and sanding all the panels to acceptable flatness. On the agenda for next weekend…doing what I thought I could do today…in the cold…

-- paxorion



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#1 posted 11-12-2014 01:46 AM

I’ll be out there with you pax! We just have to remind ourselves some shop time is better than none. And I’m sure your munchkins always enjoy time with their parentals:) good progress even if it feels tourtiseesque :)

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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