|Forum topic by jacob34||posted 05-16-2012 03:38 PM||913 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-16-2012 03:38 PM
I noticed last night as I lay in bed thinking about both projects I have started, old fashioned toys requested by my dad, a old woman’s tooth which I feel will make a project I am getting ready to start easier and projects in the bin waiting to be started, bookshelf for one of my sons and a liquor cabinet for my wife (probably needed because of my tools and woodworking).
As I was thinking about this I remembered all the projects I dreamed of when first deciding to start woodworking. I came to a realization that with the exception of my sons bookshelf, and even that has changed in design, none of the projects are what I planned. This started me wondering how many out of ten projects are purely dreamed up and built with not being a necessary for our family or a gift someone either asked for or we knew they would love. I am talking about projects such as building a box for the sake of a box or a project that serves no purpose except to feed our habit and get us in the shop.
I personally only get maybe 2 out of 10 at this point that are not motivated or directed by someone or a situation. I will admit I have a family of seven and that influences my projects.
-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log