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07-17-2012 10:00 AM

Summertime Woodworking

In the summer, how much woodworking do you do?

A: none (or only if I have to)
B: lots (summertime is woodworking time)
C: some (it all depends)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#1 posted 07-17-2012 11:00 AM

I have to do the work in the Summer because I can’t afford the cost of heating the shop in Winter.
My LIST is long and Summer too short.


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#2 posted 07-17-2012 11:01 AM

C. Summertime seems to be a time to deal with house/yard/gardens projects and tasks. I did get the potting bench done. If the weather is too hot, I do get to spend a late afternoon in the shop playing.

-- John from Hampstead

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 11:48 AM

C: the heat drives my production.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 11:59 AM

C: The Grandkids take up most of my summer time, but im not complaning

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 12:11 PM

C: Sometimes I can go super-sonic, and lotsa times, not so fast… :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 07-17-2012 12:31 PM

Summertime …as Don mentioned it is a lot cheaper to work in the shop now.

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#7 posted 07-17-2012 12:37 PM

Lots for me.

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#8 posted 07-17-2012 12:52 PM

A. I am usually working on the house or yard and fishing in the summer. Most woodworking is done during the cold winters.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 07-17-2012 01:02 PM

C. usually driven by orders for retirement shadowboxes, or the wife. LOL

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#10 posted 07-17-2012 01:17 PM

Summertime is for the indoors. With temps and Humidity roaming around 95 F. it is just too hot. Outside you put a tool down in the sun, and you need asbestos gloves to pick it up. So fall, winter and spring are my woodworking times.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#11 posted 07-17-2012 01:17 PM

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#12 posted 07-17-2012 01:27 PM

C: Work is usually broken up into periods as long as I can stand. Usually about an hour in the heat and sweat then an hour+ in the air conditioning.

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#13 posted 07-17-2012 01:56 PM

This summer I have to replace the back deck, and I am making my own upright posts and pouring my own
footings (sakrete) so this is a busy time for me. When the deck is done, then I get to play with my lathe

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#14 posted 07-17-2012 01:57 PM

B I am usually in my shop every day and most days are 10-12 hour work (fun) days.
My shop is climate controlled and never is uncomfortable to work in.

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#15 posted 07-17-2012 02:04 PM

I do woodworking every single weekend. It makes no difference whether it’s Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter. The only days that I miss would be if it was a special holiday or I was on vacation somewhere. However, even when I’m on vacation I still take some of my woodcarving tools and do a little carving and whittling.

I would have to say that I do get hot in the summer and cold sometimes in the winter but I still work. I have a little space heater in the winter and a floor fan in the summer. However, on the weekdays at the plant that’s all I have when I’m in my office which is in the machine shop. There is no air or heat in the plant so I’m use to it anyways.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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