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Forum topic by skidiot posted 01-18-2010 05:50 AM 2508 views 0 times favorited 57 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2010 05:50 AM

I cant take the frustration any more. Ive been beating head against the wall with this woodworking BS for too many years now and have accomplishing nothing. The scrap man is coming tomorow to haul away all this junk. Now I will at least have my garage back.

-- skidiot northern illinois

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 05:55 AM


-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 01-18-2010 05:55 AM

We all do what we have to do but I would be glad to own any of your projects. It could be more than just woodworking frustrating you why don’t you just take a break from woodworking for a while. Not really my business what ever you do take care.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 01-18-2010 06:01 AM

Huh? Give up woodworking? Maybe when I die!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 01-18-2010 06:04 AM

Why don’t you take a step back and let it just sit for 6 months. If you still feel that way then, execute your “going out of business” plan.

-- Joe

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#5 posted 01-18-2010 06:07 AM

Aren’t you supposed to post this in the arguement thread? After all, you are argueing with yourself as to whether or not you should quit. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 01-18-2010 06:12 AM

If I had your abilities, I sure would not ‘Quit’

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#7 posted 01-18-2010 06:33 AM

got patience?

-- M.K.

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#8 posted 01-18-2010 06:34 AM

maybe he’ll have more respect for woodworkers now lol

-- M.K.

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#9 posted 01-18-2010 06:37 AM

I just looked at your projects and I think you do some nice work. I agree with the other guys. Pack your stuff up and give yourself a break from woodworking. I lost my job 3 years ago and did not feel much like doing anything. More good came from losing my job than bad. I did not realize that at the time. After fighting to get my job back for two years and losing my case on a technicallity I decided to take my retirerment. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 01-18-2010 06:46 AM

Don’t be on the skids my friend, I feel your pain too! We have a lot of effort invested in this craft, don’t let it go away! This is the worst time for jobs in 60 years or more so maybe we have had it good for a long time. Now is the time to find ways to just survive! Think of the masses that have no idea how to make anything at all. These are the ones to give up, not you! Take Pride that you can construct & win! Things will take time to get better for sure. It’s up to the sturdy to keep the faith. Buy American, work for your neighbors, Build your skills, Keep the faith, never give up!

-- $tudie

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#11 posted 01-18-2010 06:51 AM

As Winston Churchill said during the darkest hours of WWII

Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense”

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#12 posted 01-18-2010 06:52 AM

you can’t just throw away skills because of a short wick…take time and breathe and show what kind of a flame a short wick can bring!

-- M.K.

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#13 posted 01-18-2010 07:04 AM

Woodworking is my relaxation. It has never and will never make a profit. Most of my projects are gifts. When I sell something I’ll add some money to the pot and buy another tool. I doubt that the ones that do this for a living would do it if they hated it. If this upsets you this much maybe you should quit because a woodworking shop is the last place you need to be frustrated. I would give it some time to make sure it was the woodworking that was the problem. Good luck with what ever you decide.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#14 posted 01-18-2010 08:28 AM

I will be sorry to see you go.
I may not comment much but I do try to look at everybody’s stuff. just not enough time to write everybody.
You have made some good looking stuff that I wouldn’t be ashamed to have my name on.
Perhaps a vacation from it is the answer.
I have no idea exactly what you are frustrated with, whether a particular process or part, or the whole thing – but a hobby shouldn’t be any more frustrating than trying to outdo ourselves with the next project.
Good luck and less frustrating times whatever you choose to do!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#15 posted 01-18-2010 09:21 AM

Hmm?? I’m at a loss for words.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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