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Forum topic by Brandon posted 861 days ago 570 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brandon

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861 days ago

I keep receiving emails from various retailers informing me that it’s National Woodworking Month. Hooray! I’m pretty sure it’s just something invented by these retailers as an excuse to push more product, but thought I’d ask you all how this affects you. Tongue-in-cheek, of course.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"


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#1 posted 861 days ago

We DO need a month, to educate the non woodworking world that we are here, we are important, and that its not nice to ask us how much our stuff cost to make or how long it took, or how come we dont sell our stuff to make up for the cost of our tools! I mean, common, how much did you make playing golf or whatever your hobby is?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#2 posted 861 days ago

LOL, good point, Mauricio. Still, I doubt a National Woodworking Month promoted by the stores will advance a broader understanding of this hobby. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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jusfine

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#3 posted 861 days ago

Brandon, this is a great topic, could have been posted under Skill Share too!

Mauricio, I cleared $427,000 at golf last year… right.

I would never be able to recover the amount I have sunk into tools by selling my projects, as I often work for family or friends to help them out, and we all know how that pays.

I do it to buy new tools and enjoy the “sport”!

Every month is Happy Woodworking Month for me…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 861 days ago

I thought every month was woodworking month?

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

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#5 posted 861 days ago

Ha Ha, I was going for a different angle, like our own month like Black History, Hispanic Haritage, and Gay Lesbian History Month.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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RandyM68

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#6 posted 861 days ago

I didn’t think white guys were allowed to have a month.

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

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Mauricio

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#7 posted 861 days ago

Straight White Guys that is. Well Here is your chance Randy!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 861 days ago

Randy must be a good golfer! And I agree every month should be woodworking month…maybe one month per tool?

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