|Forum topic by David Craig||posted 06-14-2010 07:49 AM||1240 views||0 times favorited||20 replies|
06-14-2010 07:49 AM
Random Thoughts of an LJer… Had to share
You know you are a LumberJock when…
1. You stop and realize that you spent $1000.00 in tools over the last couple years all because you didn’t want to pay 20 bucks for that plastic gizmo at Walmart…
2. You have no problem wearing a plaid shirt, dress shorts with black socks, and sandals to your favorite lumberyard but spend hours agonizing whether that cherry stain will look good on that Maple wood project.
3. You are oblivious over oil smudges, paint splatters, and holes in all your clothes but you suddenly develop the ability to pinpoint microscopic blemishes on your finishes and gaps a microbe couldn’t pass through in your joinery.
4. You know exactly how many PB&J and Bologna sandwiches you will have to eat for lunch and supper to be able to afford that new tool you want.
5. Your spouse thinks you are having an affair with somebody named Lee Valley.
6. Your spouse no longer wants you to go shopping with them at discount stores because you will point out the laminated MDF and bad joinery on all the furniture. As a matter of fact, there is a picture of you in the employee area of the store that resembles a wanted poster and you will be asked to leave as soon as you walk through the door.
7. People think you are in a biker gang because all your friends have nicknames like Tick, Splinter, and Scrappy.
8. You start receiving woodworking machines as gifts from doctors, ER staff, and medical facilities because they consider it a good investment.
9. You have been writing letters to the Pope nominating some guy named David in New Mexico as the first Living Saint of woodworking. And you are not even Catholic.
10. You find yourself unable to sleep at 2 in the morning because you have so many random thoughts about woodworking that you just HAVE to post them on Lumberjocks :)
Happy woodworking all,
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.