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11-22-2013 12:03 AM

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When my alarm goes off in the morning, I hit the snooze not to sleep, but to figure out how long I’ll be able to work in the shop that day. When I’m at work I wonder if I’ll have enough time to “finish the finish” on the project I’ve been working on. I check the Lumberjocks web site on lunch. I don’t think twice about dropping $100 on something called Wenge or Bubinga or something that smells like….well, the south end of a north bound Zebra (ever smell Zebrawood?). I can’t go to sleep at night because I think of projects I want to start, but haven’t even finished the one’s I’ve started.

What is this strange malady and does anyone else suffer the same, or similar, symptoms?

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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Gerald Thompson

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#1 posted 11-22-2013 12:10 AM

I still do except I now only work when I feel like it.

-- Jerry

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#2 posted 11-22-2013 02:11 AM

“Woodaholic”? I know what you mean, I haven’t had a chance to work wood for about a year, now. I had to go shave some Spanish Cedar curls and put them in a box under the front seat of my car for air freshener. I’m going through withdrawal, what with all the other projects. I’m going to sell a couple of my old cars to clear up some time to work wood. I am taking the next ten days off work, telecommuting a couple. I’ll finally get a chance to do some woodworking.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 11-22-2013 12:02 PM

I’m part of your club, as well. My strongest symptom is lack of sleep due to project planning. Woodreaming?

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#4 posted 11-22-2013 02:26 PM

Hi, my name is Grandpa Len, I been free of sawdust now going on 12… hours…

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#5 posted 11-22-2013 02:32 PM

It sounds like you have a moderate case of WGD (Wood Guy Disease).

-- Mark

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#6 posted 11-22-2013 02:40 PM

It’s a real affliction… But I’ve got no room to complain… All I do everyday is work in my garage, thanks to my lovely wife who brings home the bacon. It’s nice to be a stay at home dad / saw dust maker.

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#7 posted 11-22-2013 07:05 PM

I have similar symptoms, but have learned to sleep through most of the bad problems. Right now, I have to
stop working on my router table, small project assembly table and lathe projects to install a new floor in the
upstairs bathroom. There is a new vanity and sink installed, so I had to use one of those fancy versatools that
can cut right up to the face of something to get the old underlayment and vinyl out of the room. Should
be able to get back to playing in the shop next week, it is a type of woodworking, so the withdrawal symptoms
are not too bad.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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