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Warren

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01-27-2012 01:10 PM

I know this has happend to a many of you. You get up in the morning and have your mind set on making or doing certain projects out in the shop, then once your out there in your space your mind draws a total blank. Frustraiting aint it…...... :(

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.


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wood_rat

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 05:04 PM

Warren,that is a brain fart.Happens sometimes.

-- Pancho

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hairy

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 05:08 PM

Welcome to my world…

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 05:13 PM

coffee cures that from what i hear … a good dark cup of kick you in your a** coffee.

-- Something, something, something.

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dbray45

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 05:16 PM

As you get older, I’m sorry, lost my thought. What was I saying?

-- David in Damascus, MD

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bhog

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 05:17 PM

I will sometimes have a project in my head go out to shop and stand around staring at wood etc.Its like im not sure what I want to do or which way to go,do I want to use that piece etc. Some of it is from not working from plans(me atleast) I usually have something built 3 times in my head before I make a cut. Ya it is kinda annoying…

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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Bagtown

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 05:21 PM

I have taken to keeping a pad of paper near me as often as I can remember to keep it with me. Of course when I go searching for a pencil to write down my million dollar ideas, I get sidetracked and end up in the shop throwing darts at the dartboard.

I had the dartboard for 18 months before I could remember to put it up.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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Elmar

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#7 posted 01-27-2012 05:24 PM

adult onset ADD (Attention deficit disorder)

-- Elmar in San Antonio.....

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William

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#8 posted 01-27-2012 05:32 PM

No. I’m always focused.

I clicked on this blog post because I seen in your opening “You get up in the morning”.
It immediately popped in my head, “You get up in the morning. You hear the work bell ring. They march you to the table to see the same durn thing. Aint no food up on the table and no pork in the pan. But you better not complain boy you get in trouble with the man.” (sung to a old old tune by CCR for anyone who doesn’t catch it from the wording of it)

See how focused I am?
Aint it amazing?

Time for more coffe.
Someone mentioned that coffee helps.

.

So I walk off singing,
Let the midnight special, shine a light on me.
Let the midnight special, shine a light on me.
Let the midnight special, shine a light on me.
Let the midnight special, shine an everlovin’ light on me.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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DS

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#9 posted 01-27-2012 05:36 PM

This happens to me when I have TOO MUCH TO DO.
It makes it hard to do ANYTHING. Where to start?

This is when a TO DO list comes in handy. I make them a lot when I have lots to do.

It could be worse, though. You could have only one thing to do, walk into the shop and not be able to remember even what that one thing was!

-- "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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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 01-27-2012 05:56 PM

Shop? Oh, yeah, THAT’S where I was headed.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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William

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#11 posted 01-28-2012 12:08 AM

DS251,
I OFTEN,
have only one thing to do, walk into the shop and not be able to remember even what that one thing was!

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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RandyM68

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#12 posted 01-28-2012 04:59 AM

It’s called C.R.S. ( Can’t Remember Sh*t). I got mine from my dad. I don’t think the dead brain cells I’ve been collecting since the 70’s are helping much either.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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Rick

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#13 posted 01-28-2012 09:05 AM

It’s NEVER happened to me!! No! Seriously…... it NEVER HAS!!

NO! I’m NOT in DENIAL!!

It Has Never, Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever …... happened to me and It’ll Never Happen again Either!

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-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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Mike

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#14 posted 01-28-2012 10:10 AM

I used to not be that way, the older I get the more I am. My kids call it a senior momenet

-- But hon I need this tool.......

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dusty2

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#15 posted 01-28-2012 02:36 PM

These examples seem like a way of life to me with one exception. I go to the shop with hot coffee in hand and when I get there I almost immediately find myself in the midst of a project. Probably not the project I had in mind but I am busy doing something – I don’t just stand around sipping hot coffee.

Working for many years has taught me to never get caught just standing around.

Now – what was I doing. Hmmm, how come my coffee is cold. I am so thankful for microwaves. I don’t like cold coffee.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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