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wseand

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04-27-2011 07:49 AM

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I have 5 projects to design and start building pretty soon here. I am having a hell of a time. I have literally been sitting in my girlfriend house/shop poking around the projects on here and making a nuisance of myself. I have literally scanned 6000+ projects, I think I am on page 475. I have a Table, Bookcase, File Cabinet, Flag case, and a Front Door to design. I think I am overloaded and starting to mesh it all together. I want these to stand out and really wow the customers. I am really trying to improve my design and take my WW techniques and designs to the next phase/level. I am building a mock door out of 2×4s just to try and get the juices flowing.

What do you all do to get those juices flowing. I have been drawing, using Sketch Up, looking through mags and online stores. Maybe I am asking too much of myself, I need to start these project pretty soon but not tomorrow so I have a bit of time. I don’t want to copy anything just searching for ideas on mental unblockage.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy


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superstretch

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#1 posted 04-27-2011 03:10 PM

This hasn’t happened to me with WW yet, but in other areas (music, tech, etc) its best to keep hands on.. work on a tangent and make something small and irrelevant. Play with some router bits, learn a new skill, intentionally burn up some sugar maple on a saw or sander… ^_^

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 04-27-2011 03:32 PM

Superstretch is right. Distraction is often the best solution for creative block.

When I am not creatively flocked I have a general approach that depends on whether the item I am designing is going to be used in a known specific location or not. If not design I try and do something different than I otherwise would. If it is location specific, I try and design it to be in tune with its surroundings and purpose. This approach narrows my design choices and makes the design process easier, by letting me see things clearer.

I hope this helps.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#3 posted 04-27-2011 03:56 PM

Amen superstretch, remember the old Monty Python intro – “And now for something completely different” .... yes go off on a tangent, you’ll know when it’s time to get back to the main event.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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wseand

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#4 posted 04-27-2011 06:33 PM

Thanks gents, I can do tangents.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#5 posted 04-27-2011 06:46 PM

Yes, but can you do arcs and cosines?

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#6 posted 04-27-2011 06:50 PM

That’s why we have calculators and wolfram alpha

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#7 posted 04-27-2011 07:04 PM

Only if I have to.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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