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07-06-2010 08:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor mental illness ocd add ice cream sprinkles hot fudge

So I started to work on a simple chest to hold all the Xbox crap that clutters up my living room. I go to the router table to cut some tendons, and notice all the dust on the floor that the dust collector has missed, so I decide I better build a dust bucket for my router table. I will need a couple of clamps so I take them down from the shelf, I notice that it would be easier if I had some sort of dedicated clamp holster to hang from my wall, so I decide I better move that to the top of my priories. When cutting the slots for the clamps to rest in I figure a square slot would work best for bar clamps, so I better get a chisel and square them up. I grab a chisel and it’s a bit dull, so I should probably sharpen my chisels, but they are scattered all over my bench, wouldn’t it be cool to have some sort of chisel block, that would work like the knife block in my kitchen, I better start on this first before I forget this great idea, but I will need to first set up my router table for jointing, by the way there is a lot of sawdust on the floor, maybe I should build a dust bucket for it. Wait, what was I going to make again, a breadbox or something?

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#1 posted 07-06-2010 08:26 PM

Sounds like you could be me…or I you…or something like that!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#2 posted 07-06-2010 08:32 PM

welcome toe lumberjocks… lol where the majority of work is about the workshop, and some to what comes out of it ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 07-06-2010 08:46 PM

Man that project really came full circle.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#4 posted 07-06-2010 08:48 PM

I can relate. Let me tell you about my…..oh look, there’s a puppy.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 07-06-2010 08:54 PM

:—) sounds like me when I hit the ground with big stress
thats something to take seriusly before it turn bad
the worst that can happen is you actuly forget what woood is :—(


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#6 posted 07-07-2010 12:12 AM

Ok, who said you could take a page from my book. Oh and don’t forget the where did I put that and find everything else but what I want only to start the cycle all over again. LOL

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

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#7 posted 07-07-2010 12:54 AM

There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Martha, dear Martha…...thanx for the laugh!

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#8 posted 07-07-2010 01:56 AM

The older you get, the worse it gets!

-- Life is good.

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#9 posted 07-07-2010 02:57 AM

Dave, Welcome to my world. I have so much junk from various projects it’s not even funny….. For me, it defiantly separates the wannabe (me!) from the real woodworkers…

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#10 posted 07-07-2010 03:02 AM

Fargo Eh? Yep, that explains it!

In reality you just described a day in the life of the typical hobby woodworker. Ain’t it fun?

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

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#11 posted 07-07-2010 04:37 AM

Sounds exactly like a day in my shop…

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#12 posted 07-07-2010 09:23 AM

So! She said …..”Should I get the Couch recovered?” Then I said…”I guess so. In the meantime we should put a little Duct Tape on the arms to keep the stuffing in.” Then She said, as She was mixing a few more Martoonies..”Thats a good idea.” So I did and She did and We did and …............

Sofa Duct Tape 500x302

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#13 posted 07-07-2010 09:45 AM

Great post thanks for the laugh.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#14 posted 07-07-2010 09:52 AM

Dave, you were making a Duct tape couch, or was that Rick? Either way Dave now you have your list of projects forever on LJ as long as you can remember where you left it.

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#15 posted 07-07-2010 11:24 AM

I know what you mean. I went to the shop yesterday to work on a specific project. First of all, there was a pile fo stuff on top of my table saw. By the time I finished clearing and putting away all of that stuff, I was on to something else. By the end of the day, I never even started on the project that I intended to do. However, just having the time to get in the shop was great.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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