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Forum topic by OttoH posted 06-28-2010 03:40 AM 1475 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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OttoH

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06-28-2010 03:40 AM

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Okay I know it is a bit of a strange question but I just have to ask.

How many LumberJocks have a woodworking bucket list?

After viewing Rowdy’s latest project his Z Chair I got to looking at my list of things I want to build someday. I have been marking projects for a while and the list is getting pretty long because of all the great things that are posted on this site. So how many of you have a bucket list of projects?

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD


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#1 posted 06-28-2010 03:53 AM

It’s not actually a written list, but there are some things I’d like to accomplish in woodworking before I turn to sawdust. One is a first-class roll top desk.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 06-28-2010 04:03 AM

I call mine the build it before I die list. First and most important is a Bombe chest on chest.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 10:01 AM

I have already built a bucket so it is not on my list…

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 11:38 AM

Not so much a bucket, more a bathtub. Especially after hanging around here at LJ’s.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 01:51 PM

Not an actual list, but there are things I do (am) wanting to try. Got Box Joints knocked off the list with my amp cabinet. Draw bore tennons are up near the top of things to try next.

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 04:29 PM

Not so much a bucket list for projects as one for joinery and Technics that I would like to accomplish in the shop. My new shop is my bucket list because it is here at home instead of another location.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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richgreer

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 06:32 PM

I have a list. It is a comprehensive list of projects I need/want to do in the short term and other projects that I want to do someday. The complete list has over 50 projects on it. It seems like I am adding more projects to the list than I am completing and taking off of the list.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Woodcanuck

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#8 posted 06-28-2010 06:49 PM

No, but my wife has a very extensive one that she keeps posted in my workshop….I can’t for the life of me figure out how she’s going to remember to do these things if she keeps the list in a workshop that she rarely, if ever, goes into. Very strange behaviour….perhaps I’m missing something. :-)

-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.

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ellen35

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#9 posted 06-28-2010 06:52 PM

I have a barrell list… too much to fit into a bucket!
;-)

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Clarence

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#10 posted 06-28-2010 06:56 PM

At my age just about anything I plan to do beyond next Saturday qualifies for my bucket, which keeps on springing leaks.

Like Charlie, I would like to do a rolltop, among many other things, including a nice workbench. But before that, I’ve got to get all the tools I’ve bought out of their boxes. And before I do that I’ve got to build a post-and-beam workshop/office/rec room/hideout. And before I do that I’ve got to mill a lot of lumber off of my woodlots. And before that I’ve got to retire from my job. Tick-tick-tick.

-- Getting old is a good thing, but being old kinda stinks.

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#11 posted 07-05-2010 03:36 PM

I had to comment on your question about the project bucket list. I do have exactly such a list. This is different than my want to do or need to do lists. These are things I have narrowed down wanting to really try to get to make before I my kids lock me out of my shop for safety reasons or perhaps I realize I just can’t do it any more. I hope that’s not for a long time but you never know. I am 62 years old but an ongoing fight with cancer helps you get your attitude adjusted about what’s important. I have honed this list down to the things that are meaningful to me AND someone in my family who might want it one day. I am presently building one of the things on my list. A wood strip kayak. I find that having such a list keeps me focused on at least one of those bucket list items between all the other projects that come up that basically just take up time. I have completed one other item on my list that I started a couple of years ago. I hope to take a course and build a sculpted seat bow backed windsor chair.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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juniorjock

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#12 posted 07-06-2010 03:43 AM

Very inspiring, Dr. Ken.

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#13 posted 07-06-2010 04:34 AM

I think the biggest “to do” thing I have is to learn to say “no”. It seems I have so much stuff that I’m asked to do (free or charge) that I have so very little time to do what I would like to do.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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