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Forum topic by bbqking posted 10-16-2008 01:21 AM 1059 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bbqking

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10-16-2008 01:21 AM

Sometimes I get a project that just sits on my bench like a Sphinx. I have lost interest in it and want to begin something new. Every time I walk by, it says, ” I will never be finished and I will never leave your shop.” So I work on it for a token 15 minutes and move on. What is the longest it has taken you to finish a project? Everything counts, even storing it for decades under Karson’s lumber pile. bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville


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#1 posted 10-16-2008 01:59 AM

It took me 16 years to finish my chest on chest project.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#2 posted 10-16-2008 02:06 AM

I have pictures with a date of two Lingerie Chests that I’m making for my daughter and daughter-in-law that have a 1-17-2007 date on them, but I know I started them over three years ago.

I have a buffet hutch that I am making that has a picture dated. 5-28-07 and the last picture dated 8-28-07. Nothing has been done since then and it’s sitting in the middle of my bench and I have to work around it.

There is nothing piled under my “Lumber Pile” it’s all beside it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#3 posted 10-16-2008 02:14 AM

Well there is another. I made a cradle for my daughter, and my wife said she wanted one. I cut the wood and that’s as far as it got. That’s 11 years ago. Every time I made a cradle, my wife asks for one. For the second one, I ignored her. For the third my daughter who was getting the new cradle said Mother really wants one.

Here is my daughters.
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and here is my wife’s

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-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#4 posted 10-16-2008 02:28 AM

For me it was 10 years to finish my bullet floor lamps. I turned the 5” projectiles in 1998. I shined the 5” shells 5 times over the years getting them “ready” for the rest of the work, but everything sat in the corner of my den waiting and watching. This year I finally got the bug to finish them off.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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bbqking

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#5 posted 10-16-2008 02:32 AM

OK- so far the average “longest project” is 10 years. And that is including only 3 LJ’s. I know we can bring this average up. Also, how does Karson really know what’s under his lumber pile? bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#6 posted 10-16-2008 02:43 AM

BBQKing. You are here-by invited to visit the homestead and we will have a BBQ contest while you are here. The king will not be king for long!!!!

And, we will not have that silly, wattery, vinegaary, Southern BBQ sauce. We will have some good old fashioned KC style BBQ sauce.

I assume that you will be going for pulled pork, where as I’ll be going for Brisket and ribs, with a little chicken on the side.
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-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 10-16-2008 02:47 AM

I just may have to take you up on that offer, Karson. Can I buy- I mean bring my own judges? I’ll email you. I’m always up for a cook-off. I do Memphis style, so look out. bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#8 posted 10-16-2008 02:53 AM

Shure enough. I’ll have to read up on the Memphis style.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#9 posted 10-16-2008 03:18 AM

My liquor bar has been in the making for about 7 years, about 2/3 complete. Will finish it one day. I hope before the doctor says I can’t drink anymore. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 10-16-2008 03:24 AM

Tool chest- in the works for 17 years. (Started with Dad when I was 12) Still a few to go.

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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#11 posted 10-16-2008 04:09 AM

This is great. The average is up to 12.8 years w/5 Jocks posting. No wonder we need those new tools. It just takes forever to get anything done with the stuff we have! bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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