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11-08-2017 12:04 AM

Hello everyone, what’s your bucket list project? I have multiple ones, I’d like to build a wooden run about boat like an old CrisCraft, also on my list is a wooden barrel and a Windsor chair. Your turn, what’s on your list.

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#1 posted 11-08-2017 01:35 AM

A wooden geared clock of my own design.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-08-2017 04:09 AM

A Shaker style writing table and chair using mortise and tenon.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 11-08-2017 09:10 AM

Brass & wood orrery.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 11-08-2017 10:22 AM

Mandolin or guitar

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#5 posted 11-08-2017 01:22 PM

Die at the age of 105 at the hands of a jealous husband…

-- Rockhound: You realize we're sitting on 45,000 pounds of fuel, one nuclear warhead and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder? Makes you feel good doesn't it?

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#6 posted 11-08-2017 01:37 PM

That’s the best answer so far. So if people have a bucket list project, what’s keeping them from doing it?

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#7 posted 11-08-2017 02:13 PM

One of these days I’m going to try making a cutting board.

what’s keeping them from doing it?
It’s low on the priority list

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#8 posted 11-08-2017 02:16 PM

To finish all the projects that keep showin’ up on my list.


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#9 posted 11-08-2017 03:04 PM

For woodworking, I take 1 a year to study and complete. Last year was carved rocking chair, this year was waterfall bench/table design. Haven’t decided yet what next year will be.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 11-08-2017 03:08 PM

That s the best answer so far. So if people have a bucket list project, what s keeping them from doing it?

- Jacksdad

Because I want it to be perfect and don’t yet have the skills to make it so IMO. ie I have yet to make a mortise and tenon or a nice leg taper etc. After tackling (practicing) those on other projects then maybe I’ll do a prototype of the chair. In the mean time I’ve got plenty of stuff to keep me busy and will try and incorporate my missing skills into them.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#11 posted 11-08-2017 03:09 PM

That’s an easy one; A chair in my signature style.

Once I figure out what that signature style will be… a chair will be made. of these days.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#12 posted 11-08-2017 03:17 PM

To build at least one Prie Dieu for each parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#13 posted 11-09-2017 02:01 PM

Don’t have one anymore. After a working life of woodworking (boats) my long stated “retirement project” was to build myself a Friendship Sloop in which to enjoy my retirement years. It is my first project posted on LJ
I built her in 2006 and have sailed her every summer since. She is still a great boat and I enjoy her more every year.
..... so I did have one ….... but not anymore. :-)

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#14 posted 11-09-2017 02:46 PM

Copy shipwright’s sloop design.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#15 posted 11-09-2017 03:53 PM

Sam Maloof rocker.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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