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(new) You Know You're a Lumberjock when...

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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 1781 days ago

Your wife says “Your obcessed with that site. Get some work done.”

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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patron

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#2 posted 1781 days ago

your best excuse for being here all the time is ,

” i’m waiting for some glue to dry “

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1781 days ago

Your trying to comment more than you wife has in 43 years

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Mark

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#4 posted 1781 days ago

the only emails you ever get are notifications from lumberjocks that someone commented your forum

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1781 days ago

....you look at this photo and your first thought is “What kind of wood is that?”

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Roper

1357 posts in 2339 days


#6 posted 1781 days ago

....when you go to buy wood ,and your nonwoodworking buddy says” why buy what you could wake up with”

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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GMman

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#7 posted 1781 days ago

when you check the LJ site before going to the shop and you forget everything except woodworking…..

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DTWoodknot

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#8 posted 1781 days ago

when you can’t go all day with out checking the “PULSE”.

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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woodsmithshop

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#9 posted 1781 days ago

CharlieM1958, what wood? lol

-- Smitty!!!

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hjt

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#10 posted 1737 days ago

charlie – that wasn’t my first thought. Pretty girl!!

-- Harold

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hjt

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#11 posted 1737 days ago

Whe my boss says “are you going to get ANY work done today?”

-- Harold

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cstrang

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#12 posted 1737 days ago

When you are in the shop and you hear your blackberry going off and you have to check it because it is probably a email from LumberJocks

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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hairy

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#13 posted 1737 days ago

... you have pictures of everything going on in your workshop.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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papadan

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#14 posted 1737 days ago

You know you’re a LJ when you know how many posts a1Jim posted today!

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Mark

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#15 posted 1737 days ago

lol…good one papadan…

you know you’re a lumber jock when you have to purposly ask someone to take a pic of you “doing work” in your shop so you can post it on this site. And once they take the pic you’re back to sittin on your ass drinkin a beer. lol

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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jockmike2

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#16 posted 1736 days ago

You know you’re a LJ when you cut yourself and there’s blood on the floor, so you draw a chalk man around it, so it will look like a murder scene so your wife will laugh at that, and not cuss you out for cutting yourself again.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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JJohnston

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#17 posted 1736 days ago

....you make your own bloodwood.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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BlankMan

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#18 posted 1736 days ago

You’re reading these posts INSTEAD of WORKING in the workshop…

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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sailorsteve

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#19 posted 1736 days ago

.....You have an autographed picture of Norm Abram hanging over your shop table (I do!)

-- Steve ....Got wood in my blood, mostly from splinters and inhaling sawdust

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Mike

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#20 posted 1735 days ago

You can’t seem to be able to cut a piece of wood (Padauk) because there is this long arched swirl in the grain, would be a shame to chop the piece.

It is 6’ L x 5” W x 1” Thick, and I am trying to figure out what to do with it.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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mtkate

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#21 posted 1735 days ago

When you feel compelled to start a brand new thread on this topic…

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dustygirl

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#22 posted 1735 days ago

When your crazy enough to add to this blog the second time around. (lol)

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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gmerteng

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#23 posted 1735 days ago

A couple of your fingers are missing.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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Craftsman on the lake

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#24 posted 1735 days ago

you know your an LJ when you cut yourself and it’s bleeding all over the wood, so you bind the cut with electrical tape to keep the wood clean.

BTW, that really works. Stops it cold.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#25 posted 1735 days ago

1. When you have made over 50 cutting boards.
2. When Karson knows you by name.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Bluepine38

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#26 posted 1710 days ago

You know your a lumberjock when you no longer think either Norm Abram or Roy Underhill has way more
tools than you do

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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TraumaJacques

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#27 posted 1710 days ago

I agree with Daniel ( Craftsman on the lake) about the blood.
I think I qualify just by reading these posts instead of doing what they pay me to do.
Great tread…

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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Jeison

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#28 posted 1710 days ago

...when you’re mom comes out to the garage in a panic saying “are you ok?! I haven’t heard any of your power tools for an hour!!”

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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ellen35

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#29 posted 1710 days ago

when you get out of bed at 3 am just to see if there is anything new on LJ!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Vincent Nocito

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#30 posted 1710 days ago

You have looked at every workshop posting and are making good progress on looking at the 24000+ project posts…..hope to be done by New Year.

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cbMerlin

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#31 posted 1710 days ago

To all the ladies here on LJ’s, I’ll apologize now for sounding sexist;

You know you’re a LJ when you have all daughters (4), you’ve purchased tools for your son-in-laws for Christmas, and now find yourself buying tools for your grandsons for Christmas.
or
You try to find out what your son-in-law wants for Christmas by asking your daughter, and you learn his response was “Your Dad knows what tools I have and what I need next, hell he bought most of them”.
or
Your 4 year old grandson already has his own work bench in your shop.
or
Your 4 year old grandson would rather go to the shop instead of the toy room when he comes to visit.
or
You find out your 10th grandkid, due in April, is a girl and you begin wondering what tool you’ll get for her first. (I’m having trouble locating a pink hammer)
or
You bribe your son-in-law with tools and helping him finish the basement if he’ll move your daughter back, closer to home. (doesn’t seem to be working, I may have to get him a sweater this year)

-- Sawdust looks better in the garage than cars, explain that to your wife!

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Puupaja

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#32 posted 1710 days ago

..every furniture you see you have to check how it´s made (wife dont´ go with me to furniture shop any more…)

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Puupaja/357028681017482

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Ken90712

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#33 posted 1710 days ago

When you wake up at 4 am wondering what tools you can run in the shop without waking the neighbors!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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paulcoyne

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#34 posted 1710 days ago

when you get tools and router bits for x-mas :)

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#35 posted 1648 days ago

You know your an LJ when you buy your own tools for Christmas, wrap them up yourself and tag them saying they are from Santa…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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rsmith71

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#36 posted 1648 days ago

—-when you and your wife go to the furniture store and SHE says, “How much would that cost you to make and when can I get it on your to-do list?”

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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JAGWAH

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#37 posted 1648 days ago

When you change clothes at the end of the day and sawdust falls out of your shorts yet you haven’t been in the shop all day.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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woodmight

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#38 posted 1639 days ago

You Know your a Lumber Jock when~ Your wife asks you to go for a drive ~ and you bring her a pan of nails and a hammer. :)

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~

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woodworm

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#39 posted 1639 days ago

..when you look at the photo posted by Charlie M, you cannot differenciate between the object and the subject, coz your eyes are on the image and your mind in your workshop.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#40 posted 1610 days ago

Your a lumberjock when your driving down the highway with the kids in the car and u see a dog and a piece of wood in the road! Do you hit the dog in front of the kids to avoid a perfectly good free piece of wood?!

-- dumpster diver delux

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Eric_S

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#41 posted 1610 days ago

When you can show your wife a woodworking catalog and say “ANYTHING from here would be a great gift for me.”

Also lately, when you’re at office meetings and instead of paying attention to the speakers you’re staring at the desks wondering how it was made and what kind of wood and finish was used. Or looking at the office doors and wondering where they got such a lovely piece of veneer.

When you check the tension on the bandsaw blade before bed to make sure it was loosened.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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Chase

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#42 posted 1610 days ago

You eat dinner in the shop, taking bites in between operations.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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Cozmo35

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#43 posted 1610 days ago

...you buy wood and don’t have a project in mind for it (yet).
...You build something and THEN worry about what to do with it.
...you buy a tool because you MIGHT need it (even if you can’t afford it).
...You buy a tool and your wife ask, “when did you get that?”. Your response is “this old thing?!,...I’ve had this a while!”

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Beginningwoodworker

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#44 posted 1610 days ago

When thats all you look at is woodworking.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Chase

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#45 posted 1610 days ago

OOO OOO OOO! Your in house vacuum has noticeable amounts of sawdust in it. Maybe that is the sign of a messy woodworker.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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JJohnston

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#46 posted 1610 days ago

...when you cross a mafioso and he puts a piece of painted walnut in your bed instead of a horse’s head.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#47 posted 1610 days ago

Exactly Cozmo35! Bring it home and hide it in the corner and throw saw dust all over it!

-- dumpster diver delux

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

440 posts in 1618 days


#48 posted 1610 days ago

when you compare the amount of wood and tool suppliers to the amount of friends
you have as contacts on your phone and realize your a Lumber Jock!

-- dumpster diver delux

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#49 posted 1610 days ago

I live in a renthouse and all the woodwork is painted
over with white paint and I have to turn the livingroom
light off just to sit in there so I wont sit there and twitch
wanting to get the ladder and scrapers out and fix it!
Lastnight I pulled all the floor vents out checking out the wood floor under the carpet!!

-- dumpster diver delux

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Mark

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#50 posted 1610 days ago

ugh i kno how you feel david…my house makes me miserable when i have no money to work on it…

you know you’re an LJ when you run to the coffe shop (timmies in my case) for a fresh coffee, come home to your shop, get to work and end up drinking it cold an hour later when its covered in sawdust…lol

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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