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12-08-2013 07:05 PM


How many projects do you want to do but you don’t have time ???

For me over 1000 projects

Life is too short for a woodworker

Have a nice day and a lot of dust

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#1 posted 12-08-2013 07:39 PM

I don’t even think about the number of things I’d like to build. There are simply too many.

Whether it’s a forum like this one, a catalog, or any number of other sources, I save a photo or link of something I see that I might want to make some day. For the past 15 years, I’ve spent a lot of shop time designing and building furniture for our home as well as a few things for my wife’s mother. During the times I’ve been busy on larger projects like beds and assorted cabinets, I always get sidetracked on smaller items. I’ve promised myself that I’ll work on nothing but smaller projects when I finish a queen-size platform bed that’s nearing completion. Maybe that will allow me to make some of the things I’ve tagged over the past few years!!!

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#2 posted 12-08-2013 08:00 PM

I seem to have a short attention span. I always find something else I want to build way before I finish the current project. Sometimes, I have several projects in the works. Then I can’t decide which one to work on first! :-(

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#3 posted 12-08-2013 08:08 PM

I have 147 projects from LJs favorited right now. I think I need to review them since I’ve built a few already. Lately, it seems like I’ve been doing more repairs/rehabs than new builds.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#4 posted 12-08-2013 08:33 PM

I think it will never end, so I do not count.
Its the best luxury, yes?
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 12-08-2013 08:47 PM

1000 projects ! Would you please list them so I can be inspired to add to my own too short list ? LOL

This is a darn great question !



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#6 posted 12-08-2013 10:37 PM

i wrote down a partial list my wife wants and i figure i’ll write down the rest if i ever get caught up.i’ve made a list of some shop projects that i need to do,and thats not counting the fav’s on ljs.when i get to thinking about it i get

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 12-10-2013 02:27 AM

I think I have a thousand pieces of wood pieces and parts for things I’m hoping to be done by Christmas…......but, I think Santa’s gonna be way late this year.

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

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#8 posted 12-10-2013 06:13 AM

I stopped counting.

I am still collecting info though.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 12-10-2013 10:29 AM

My imagination is my list. I have 11 to finish for Christmas. It doesn’t seem right if I don’t have my back to the wall on deadlines.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 12-10-2013 07:01 PM

I haven’t even started one of the first one’s that drew my interest back into woodworking (circa 1840, minstrel-style banjo)! And another problem is that I am drawn to “Queen Anne”-style furniture (lots of curves, cabriole legs). “Man, I got problems !” (said with Rodney Dangerfield voice)

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#11 posted 12-13-2013 02:33 AM

I thought this was an interesting thread. Let’s hear from a few more! : )

By the way, I’m not as curious about the number as I am about the dreams!

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#12 posted 12-13-2013 02:48 AM

I want to build an archtop guitar and maloof style rocker.

2014 will be all about me, right after I get through the dozen or so requests from friends and family to build a table, tv cabinets, cutting boards, bar stools (and list goes on…)

-- Nicky

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#13 posted 12-13-2013 03:12 AM

I spend all day distracted by what I want to do and don’t have time for. It’s like I mentally build everything. Right now, I’ve been building a new workbench in my head along with a router table cabinet. I’ve even drawn them in the middle of meetings.

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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