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Forum topic by therookie posted 01-01-2012 05:20 AM 1384 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-01-2012 05:20 AM

I have been drawing on my clip board and I have designed a whole bunch projects and jigs and stuff like that. I have 15 plans for shop stuff and other items and I dont think I can stop. Its almost like an addiction and I was wondering if anyone else suffers from “plan-in-gitis” its kinda wierd… just a quirky little ?


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#1 posted 01-01-2012 05:22 AM

Not wierd, just a love for woodworking. Nothing wrong with that.

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#2 posted 01-01-2012 05:25 AM

Only 15? I have at least 5 quad ruled plan tablets full of plans and designs and re-designs and more re-designs.

It’s not an obsession or an addiction. I can stop anytime I want to, I just don’t want to right now!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 05:45 AM

I have all my plans and designs in my head.. I dream about building jigs and projects… that is probably why I wake up tired…LOL…

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#4 posted 01-01-2012 06:52 AM

I’d say you’re normal- as normal as the rest of us!

My problem is that I design something on paper, think about it, redesign, think, re-redesign, think, re-re-redesign, think some more. Then start it. stop, think, re-re-re-redesign.

It takes me a while to get some of the finally completed.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 01-01-2012 08:57 AM

It is the people that don’t think about things like that I am more worried about. That is why they make sketchbooks. Keep them going. Also go back and re-do from scratch to see what other ways you could do it. You will see things in a different perspective and broaden your abilities. You have to exercise it to get better like any other activity.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#6 posted 01-01-2012 06:54 PM

Dallas, thats funny. ;)

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#7 posted 01-01-2012 08:18 PM

Here’s a question:
If you spend ALL your shop time making a shop workbench, shop carts, clamp racks, jigs & templates, rehabing old iron and DON’T actually build ANY “Wood Projects” are you really a woodworker/LumberJock?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 01-01-2012 08:55 PM

What is weird is your not sharing with your fellow LJs

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#9 posted 01-02-2012 04:52 AM

Wow what a chain of responses. Thats the kind of responses I was hoping for. I now know I am not alone and Rob I will post a forum with an attachment eventually with all of my designs as well as most of them in completed project form.


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#10 posted 01-02-2012 05:21 PM

It not weird like some of the rest of them said it normal. I have a whole notebook full of patterns that I have for my business. I think I have like 80 different patterns of furniture for anything in the house. My problem now is getting them made so I can get a picture of everything I make so people can see it. And since I don’t go by other designs and I design all my own furniture I have a lot. So it isn’t weird keep designing.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#11 posted 01-02-2012 08:10 PM

You’re sick! Can’t be corrected! GET HELP FROM WOODWORKERS ANON! Of course that won’t work ‘cause there is no such help organization. You’re doomed. Sorry.


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#12 posted 01-03-2012 01:08 AM

Isnt it alarming to know there are people on this site nuttier than yourself . POSSIBLY MYSELF.

-- Bill Byron Center MI

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#13 posted 01-03-2012 02:06 AM

Bill thanks for the prognosis. I think you should have been a doctor and not a woodworker joking of course.

And bill it is quite alarming to see how many there are.


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#14 posted 01-03-2012 02:42 AM

That’s normal. When I first started I was obsessed with shop jigs and cabinets. Now I am obsessed with toy plans, toy books, and scale model plans. I have enough to keep me building for at least 10 years and I find myself still wanting more!.



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