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Forum topic by westside posted 11-21-2009 03:47 AM 1298 views 0 times favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-21-2009 03:47 AM

I was just wondering how time you folks spend in the shop on a weekly basis. If I am lucky, I get about 3-6 hours a week. I wish I could spend more, between life, work and just plain laziness, I’m lucky to get that. I often spend my day at work thinking about doing something in my shop, but by the time I actually get home, I’m to tired to do anything.LOL!

So I was wondering , how much time you guys spend in your shop?

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#1 posted 11-21-2009 03:50 AM

About 43 hours a week ( 7 days )

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#2 posted 11-21-2009 03:53 AM

wow! Do you do this as your living? Or is this just your hobby? I am jealous!

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#3 posted 11-21-2009 03:53 AM

At least 9 total hours during the weekdays and at least 15 hours on the weekend. I light a fire in the wood stove on Saturday morning and sometimes just sit and wonder what I feel like doing next. I call it PIDDLING.
Only place I really want to be.

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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#4 posted 11-21-2009 03:54 AM

hobby, but when I get home at night, I eat then come out here, go in around midnight or 1 am, depending on if any of the cabs break down. Same here khop… give me a bed and shower… you would never get me out of here.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#5 posted 11-21-2009 04:13 AM

I get about 60 hr per week. Judy, my wife, gets about 40. Life is great!!!

-- mike & judy western md. www.

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#6 posted 11-21-2009 04:17 AM

Like KHOP I do a lot of piddling in my shop (at least that what I tell my wife when she calls and wonders what I am doing). I easily spend 40 to 50 hours a week in the shop. And would spend more time in there but I get to entertain a certain 6 year old after school who definately takes priority over shop time. :)

I tend to spend more time in the shop during the fall/winter when inteferences like landscaping/mowing etc. are scaled back. But this is just a hobby for me so I am not rushed to get a project completed.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 11-21-2009 04:33 AM

40 to 50 between the home shop and the school shop.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#8 posted 11-21-2009 04:57 AM

This week, over 70, I am beat.

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#9 posted 11-21-2009 04:59 AM

not enough

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#10 posted 11-21-2009 06:08 AM

60 t0 70 work and home

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 11-21-2009 06:14 AM

Home Hobby, 10 or so during the week and another 12 or so on the weekend. If working on something special, 30 or more for the week.

My wife misses me sometimes.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#12 posted 11-21-2009 08:02 AM

Here’s my time: Usually go out to the shop around 8-8:30 am (after lots of coffee and streching), work on “something” til 12:00 noon. Go in and eat dinner, then back to the shop til about 2-2:30pm. By then it’s my nap time,so I’m down til about 4-4:30. Get up, have more coffee, head to the shop til supper time around 6:30. Eat—go back out til sometimes 10-11:00(depends on what I’m into). That’s kind of a dailey thing. Then I may not go out there at all. It’s all in how the old back is doing. You see—I’m retired military. I can do what I want to, when I want to. I have no time clock, cause she’s usually at work all day !!! lol

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#13 posted 11-21-2009 10:56 AM

Lets see, After my wife and I get our 2 year old and 6 month old girls up, changed, fed, dressed, our selves fed dressed, get to the day cares, then both of us to work, kids picked up from day care, home, supper made, everyone fed, dishes cleaned up, play with the kids, then bathed and put to bed we’ve both had 14 hour days. Shop time is very limited, perhaps 2 hours a night a couple of times a week and about 6 hours on the weekends. Working out there in the evenings through the week is a bit dangerous because I’m tired and that’s when accidents happen for me.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#14 posted 11-21-2009 07:29 PM

none right now due to my surgery but when im up n running hmm… well i have a now 1 yr old girl (happy birthday sweet pea!) and one on the way so when im not in too busy mode i get shop time during the week and weekends i get all day so abouts 30 hours total

-- M.K.

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#15 posted 11-21-2009 07:46 PM

If I get1 hour a day, that’s good. Occasionally more. That’s why it takes me forever to finish a project. I’m working 7 days a week, until I retire next year.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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