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Forum topic by brian88 posted 11-09-2011 07:34 AM 887 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2011 07:34 AM

My wife gets annoyed now….everywhere we go I cant help but get lost in the architectural beauty of the place we are in…or we will be watching a movie or television show and I will actually rewind the dvr to view a piece of furniture in the background again…..does anyone else find them-self doing this or do I need to seek help…

-- "thats all I have to say about that..."

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#1 posted 11-09-2011 07:46 AM

I think that I have the disease. My wife says that I have a one track mind on woodworking. I guess that since I can’t actually be making things all the time, I feel that I have to make up for it by thinking and talking about it.

Since I have been a lineman, all I see are powelines now. I never saw a powerline until I started linework. Never even thought about it.

I guess I have two diseases.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 11-09-2011 04:39 PM

I’m diseased!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 05:06 PM

Haha.. I got called out for that the other day.. I’m not sure if you’ve seen Tim Allen’s new show, “Last Man Standing”, but there’s this fantastic (pine?) hutch in their house.. Looks gorgeous..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 05:12 PM

I know that I have that disease. In fact, I always have a small tape measure in my pocket and I will often check the measurements on a piece of furniture I like. I’ve also been known to take pictures of furniture with my I-phone.

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

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#5 posted 11-09-2011 05:31 PM

Thank goodness I am not alone…I have done these same things…taking pictures of furniture at various locatons…I will have to see if I can find that hutch on the Tim Allen show…I did not know he had a new show but will check it out.

-- "thats all I have to say about that..."

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#6 posted 11-09-2011 07:23 PM

I wasn’t aware that this was considered a disease! I just thought it was eye candy for the woodworker. No wonder I love westerns, they have a lot of eye candy.

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

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#7 posted 11-09-2011 07:28 PM

We’re all guilty or we wouldn’t be here. :-)

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

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#8 posted 11-09-2011 07:53 PM

I do, but my husband has a similar disease but with metal. He can’t walk by anything with out figuring out how it is built or commenting on why he would have done it different/better.

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#9 posted 11-09-2011 08:18 PM

Disease? It appears you have a talented eye.

-- Greg D.

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#10 posted 11-09-2011 08:56 PM

I probably know I’m diseased, but I’m in denial…...My wife is really diseased…..quilting, computer, crossword puzzles, crotcheting, knitting, games, etc…..We hardly ever speak anymore (yea). I guess after 34 years together, we’re ok with that….. But she’s not in denial…. It’s like an obbsession with her…not me…I can take it or leave it (yea right)......

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#11 posted 11-09-2011 08:56 PM

Isn’t that why we’re all here? Isn’t this the support group?

-- Matt -

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#12 posted 11-09-2011 09:13 PM

Nothing is wrong with you …. thats just to behave normal
on the other hand if you havn´t looked at all …. then the alarm bell shuold ring
and you don´t have any bell ringing in you ears do you ….. thought so…. nothing wrong with you

take care

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