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MsDebbieP

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736 days ago

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 (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)


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#1 posted 736 days ago

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.

Don

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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NH_Hermit

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#2 posted 736 days ago

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 Horse Shoe

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#3 posted 736 days ago

C: the heat drives my production.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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RKaste

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#4 posted 736 days ago

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

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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#5 posted 736 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Mark Shymanski

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#6 posted 735 days ago

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

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#7 posted 735 days ago

Lots for me.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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SnowyRiver

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#8 posted 735 days ago

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 735 days ago

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

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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madts

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#10 posted 735 days ago

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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john

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#11 posted 735 days ago

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#12 posted 735 days ago

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 735 days ago

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
again.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 735 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 735 days ago

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.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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