|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 04-04-2010 12:25 AM||954 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
04-04-2010 12:25 AM
I have often heard the term “writers block”. It refers to the situation when a writer just can’t get started on a piece. They probably have a dozen or more ideas jumping around in their head and they just can’t pick one and go with it.
I’m suffering woodworker’s block. I need to build a very simple project, a display case for a brick. The brick has sentimental value because it comes from a school house where my customer went to school. He said to do it what ever way I think would look best.
I have designed this simple display case in my head at least a dozen different times with at least a dozen different woods. Today I started to work on it and after 15 minutes I walked out of the shop to think some more because I did not like what I started. I’m also mad at myself because I may have re-sawn some cherry thinner than I will want it.
My only question – Has this ever happened to any of you and, if so, how do you deal with it?
As an FYI – I’m not a “plan guy”. I usually do my own plans – often just in my head. People who use plans must have a lot less problem with this.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.