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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 07-17-2016 12:55 AM 375 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FancyShoes

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07-17-2016 12:55 AM

So I want to doneood working… However I keep not doing projects because I do not have to type of tools “I think I need” to get the job done. I have enough hand planes, and hand saws, and a few other things that should make wood working possible. But for some reason I think I need the bad ass equipment to to the job.

I hate putting of wood working just because my mind doesnt think it is possible for me to do stuff. How does one break the cycle of laziness?

I had a though the other day that all laziness is, is just the lack of problem solving skills! I know I have problem solving abilities, as I tend to solve problems, “i also give great advice to others” yet tend to just not get things done.

Hmmm gott get things changed.. At least I got some kind of labor intensive work done this weeekend, I just need to get busy building!


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Rick M

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#1 posted 07-17-2016 02:06 AM

Maybe woodworking isn’t your hobby. Maybe try wine tasting, or join a book club, collect porcelain dolls, or trade penny stocks.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 07-17-2016 04:02 AM

So don’t work on a project, just work on skills.

Since you have hand saws, can you cut straight and square? Grab a piece of wood and go practice. Can you plane a piece of wood to a desired width with square edges? Grab a piece of wood and go practice. Can you make some simple joints such as a rebate joint, a housing joint and a lap / halving joint? For each of these joints, grab two pieces of wood and go practice. Then move onto more challenging joints such as mortise and tenon, finger or dovetail. Again, for each of these joints, grab two pieces of wood and go practice. Do you know how to fit hinges? Two pieces of wood and two hinges is all you need to practice.

If you just practice some of these foundations to woodworking, you should understand your abilities better and also how projects go together. Once you have that understanding and confidence, then you can start thinking about a project.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#3 posted 07-17-2016 04:27 AM



So don t work on a project, just work on skills.

Since you have hand saws, can you cut straight and square? Grab a piece of wood and go practice. Can you plane a piece of wood to a desired width with square edges? Grab a piece of wood and go practice. Can you make some simple joints such as a rebate joint, a housing joint and a lap / halving joint? For each of these joints, grab two pieces of wood and go practice. Then move onto more challenging joints such as mortise and tenon, finger or dovetail. Again, for each of these joints, grab two pieces of wood and go practice. Do you know how to fit hinges? Two pieces of wood and two hinges is all you need to practice.

If you just practice some of these foundations to woodworking, you should understand your abilities better and also how projects go together. Once you have that understanding and confidence, then you can start thinking about a project.

- Tootles

What he said

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 07-17-2016 12:34 PM

So maybe you just need a little “encouragement” !




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#5 posted 07-17-2016 03:03 PM

Now, that’s a wake up call.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 07-17-2016 04:30 PM

Im going to write a list of things down.. And atteck thatblist, and see what kind of change I can make in my life!

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#7 posted 07-17-2016 04:32 PM

How ya feeling this morning? LOL

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 07-17-2016 04:44 PM

Working on a family members car that I have been putting off for a month! :)

Then I have to check my moms deep freezer to see why it isnt working. Along with countless stuff around my house!

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