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

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posted 10-06-2009 03:11 AM

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#1 posted 10-06-2009 03:18 AM

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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#2 posted 10-06-2009 03:20 AM

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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#3 posted 10-06-2009 03:22 AM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-06-2009 03:25 AM

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

-- M.K.

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#5 posted 10-06-2009 03:38 AM look at this photo and your first thought is “What kind of wood is that?”

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

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#6 posted 10-06-2009 03:42 AM

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

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#7 posted 10-06-2009 03:55 AM

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

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#8 posted 10-06-2009 04:07 AM

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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#9 posted 10-06-2009 04:19 AM

CharlieM1958, what wood? lol

-- Smitty!!!

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#10 posted 11-19-2009 12:58 AM

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

-- Harold

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#11 posted 11-19-2009 12:58 AM

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

-- Harold

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#12 posted 11-19-2009 01:09 AM

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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#13 posted 11-19-2009 02:22 AM

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

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#14 posted 11-19-2009 02:28 AM

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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#15 posted 11-19-2009 02:47 AM

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

-- M.K.

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#16 posted 11-19-2009 02:28 PM

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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#17 posted 11-19-2009 06:09 PM make your own bloodwood.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#18 posted 11-20-2009 03:17 AM

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

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#19 posted 11-20-2009 03:34 AM

.....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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#20 posted 11-20-2009 12:26 PM

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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#21 posted 11-20-2009 02:41 PM

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

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#22 posted 11-20-2009 04:28 PM

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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#23 posted 11-20-2009 05:07 PM

A couple of your fingers are missing.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#24 posted 11-20-2009 05:12 PM

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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#25 posted 11-20-2009 05:26 PM

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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#26 posted 12-15-2009 06:27 AM

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 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#27 posted 12-15-2009 07:56 AM

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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#28 posted 12-15-2009 08:15 AM

...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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#29 posted 12-15-2009 01:36 PM

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 12-15-2009 01:55 PM

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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#31 posted 12-15-2009 02:05 PM

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.
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”.
Your 4 year old grandson already has his own work bench in your shop.
Your 4 year old grandson would rather go to the shop instead of the toy room when he comes to visit.
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)
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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#32 posted 12-15-2009 07:26 PM

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


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#33 posted 12-15-2009 07:33 PM

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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#34 posted 12-15-2009 07:43 PM

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

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

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#35 posted 02-15-2010 05:36 AM

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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#36 posted 02-15-2010 05:53 AM

—-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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#37 posted 02-15-2010 06:21 AM

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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#38 posted 02-24-2010 08:35 AM

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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#39 posted 02-24-2010 09:06 AM

..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 03-25-2010 02:32 PM

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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#41 posted 03-25-2010 02:47 PM

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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#42 posted 03-25-2010 02:56 PM

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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#43 posted 03-25-2010 03:59 PM 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. 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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#44 posted 03-25-2010 04:08 PM

When thats all you look at is woodworking.

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#45 posted 03-25-2010 04:11 PM

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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#46 posted 03-25-2010 04:13 PM

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

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#47 posted 03-25-2010 04:27 PM

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

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#48 posted 03-25-2010 04:29 PM

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 03-25-2010 04:35 PM

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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#50 posted 03-26-2010 12:20 AM

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

-- M.K.

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