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Forum topic by skidiot posted 1656 days ago 2009 views 0 times favorited 57 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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skidiot

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1656 days ago

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.
Bye

-- skidiot northern illinois


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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 1656 days ago

?

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

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1656 days ago

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.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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matt garcia

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#3 posted 1656 days ago

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

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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ajosephg

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#4 posted 1656 days ago

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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kolwdwrkr

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#5 posted 1656 days ago

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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rustfever

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#6 posted 1656 days ago

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

-- Rustfever, Central California

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Mark

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#7 posted 1656 days ago

got patience?

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Mark

1787 posts in 1879 days


#8 posted 1656 days ago

maybe he’ll have more respect for woodworkers now lol

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 1656 days ago

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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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studie

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#10 posted 1656 days ago

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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rustfever

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#11 posted 1656 days ago

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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Mark

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#12 posted 1656 days ago

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!

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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yarydoc

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#13 posted 1656 days ago

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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Dez

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#14 posted 1656 days ago

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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 1655 days ago

Hmm?? I’m at a loss for words.

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

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