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Forum topic by pommy posted 05-19-2008 11:21 PM 1379 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-19-2008 11:21 PM

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HI guys

thought i’d ask everyone what is their dream job is as i started my new job today working for northwood forestry a local sawmill that makes bespoke english oak timber framed buildings and after the first day im loving it


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#1 posted 05-19-2008 11:22 PM

My dream job is no job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-19-2008 11:25 PM

Gary coming from you i believe you mate lol

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#3 posted 05-19-2008 11:52 PM

Having no job sounds fine but after a while you realize that you have to do something. I retired 5 years ago and I tried it for about 6 months but when the grandbabies started coming 4 years ago I realized that I enjoyed being around them. I have had opportunities to go to back to work but somehow playing with 4 year olds seems to take precedent. I don’t recommend it for the pay but the intrinsic benefits are well worth the effort. I can honestly say I am living my dream job right now.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 05-20-2008 12:02 AM

My wife and I have always said that if we hit the lottery we’d open up a bed and breakfast in the country. That would pretty much entail everything I like to do. Cooking, grilling, building things, remodeling etc…

-- A King, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A Father can do neither. -Marlene Dietrich

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#5 posted 05-20-2008 12:03 AM

i would love to be a famous woodworker in a huge like 2000 square foot shop that is stacked with ever single woodworking tool know to man (hand and power tools) plus a couple hundred board feet of most woods in the world in a 600 square foot shed out behind my shop. i know its a pretty crazy dream but its a dream isn’t it!

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#6 posted 05-20-2008 12:56 AM

Crazy dreams can come true if you want them to.

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#7 posted 05-20-2008 01:44 AM

Professional firefighter (I’m workin’ on it.)

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 05-20-2008 01:57 AM

dream job? lottery winner…

-- making sawdust....

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#9 posted 05-20-2008 03:21 AM

I wouldn’t have said this in when I was still in High School, in fact, if someone would have told me I would be teaching teenagers for a living, I probably would have told them they were smoking crack. However, I love teaching high school. Don’t get me wrong, I like Teenage’s idea of a great shop with a ton of time without the fame, but life is good right now with the job I have.

I guess outside of teaching, working alone in a shop, drawing stuff up on a computer, or just plain getting paid to learn would be my other dream jobs.

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#10 posted 05-20-2008 03:32 AM

Dream job…hmmmm; let’s see, job = work. work = effort which = tired…I like Gary’s answer the best. Now if you want to talk about play….Put me down in my shop on a cool spring day any time.

-- JJohn

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#11 posted 05-20-2008 03:38 AM

I am leaning towards a professional fishing rod holder. I like the lottery winner mentioned above: I keep trying but never pass the test. Until I can be one of these, then I guess I’ll settle for anything that accomplishes nothing!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#12 posted 05-20-2008 03:46 AM

I deam of replacing Hugh Hefner but still having a woodshop to rest up.

-- WOOD/DON ( has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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#13 posted 05-20-2008 05:17 AM

product testing snowboards and gear. that would be sweeet.also the hef job could be cool.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#14 posted 05-20-2008 05:42 AM

Learning enough about Windsor Chairmaiking to eventually teach classes.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#15 posted 05-20-2008 06:10 AM

Retired – which I am. Getting my shop set up and building cabinets because I want to, not because I have to. If I want to build some cabinets for extra money I can. If I want to go bow hunting or take a break I can. Just work when I want to work. No dead lines or due dates unless I set them. Enjoy the grand kids and the extra time with the wife.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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