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Gatorjim

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689 days ago

The wife and I decided to remodle the shop so its a mess right now. I am buged up to get to makeing dust. We work full time and with the usuall home chores to do it cuts into avaliable time to be out there. I have high hope that the new layout will bring us out to make dust more often.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.


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robdem

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#1 posted 689 days ago

Not enough about three to four hours a week This is a hobby for me

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 689 days ago

50+ hours per week….more on a good week.

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 689 days ago

More like 2 to 3 days a month at this time of the year, if I’m lucky, maybe twice that much time in the winter.

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#4 posted 689 days ago

I walk thru mine twice a day as go to and come home from work : (

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#5 posted 689 days ago

it used to be 20 to 25 a week lately about 35 back last year from sept 26 to dec 23, 330hours.this is also mostly a hobby with a few paying jobs

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#6 posted 689 days ago

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#7 posted 689 days ago

5 or 6 hrs a week would be my guess. More would be nice.

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#8 posted 689 days ago

It’s sad, my kids littlest already finished school for the summer, and my older one will be out soon. My shop time will drop like a stone. I was getting about 8 hours a week; it will be more like 2 for the summer. Next school year I’ll be up to about 10. Can’t wait until they are both in school full days :-)

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Howie

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#9 posted 689 days ago

Probably about 20 hours depending on how I feel and what I have going on. Sometimes more sometimes less.

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Gene Howe

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#10 posted 689 days ago

20 or 30. I’m retired.
Probably get less done per hour now than when I was working!

-- 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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#11 posted 689 days ago

I’d be interested to understand how the layout of a shop would give more time? My time varies as well. Its a hobby so it could range from 0 – 20 hours per week. I’d say an average is probably 8 hrs. I like to get at least one day on the weekend, but that doesn’t always happen. Saturday was wet, damp and raining here, so I could spend the day in the shop without any problem.

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lunn

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#12 posted 689 days ago

Like Greg 50+ hours a week. Sometimes i also work weekends if the weather is bad. Hopefully i’ll get caught up one of these days!

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PurpLev

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#13 posted 689 days ago

2-3 hours once or twice a month, less during the winter

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dbhost

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#14 posted 689 days ago

4 to 5 hours typically, depending on how LOML has scheduled my time.

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Gatorjim

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#15 posted 688 days ago

Don W. I guess actually it won’t but hey any excuse to get out there is a good one.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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