|Forum topic by mot||posted 2377 days ago||897 views||0 times favorited||23 replies|
2377 days ago
In watching the table challenge, and seeing all the incredible work that was done, I lived with extreme anticipation of the upcoming summer challenge. I mean, almost jiggling during the day, not being able to wait to get into the shop. Looking everyday at the site to see what the challenges were going to be, looking all projects, cruising other forums in hopes of finding some elements that would spark my “juices.”
The challenges are posted and they are exciting. I have ideas flowing, my anticipation of starting my work increases. I have some time and head down into the shop. There are a few test pieces I need to cut to practice a skill. My chisels need sharpening, I need to sharpen my dovetail saw, my shop is a mess. I have routers all over the place, scraps piled up in the corner, I can’t find my fret saw blades, I can’t find the buffing wheel for my sharpener, my jointer blade has a new nick in it that has me scheming on how to get it resurfaced and honed…
I shut the lights off to the shop and go upstairs to watch a re-run of the Sopranos.
I’m uninspired. I think I burned myself out with anticipation. I’m going to take the week off, clean up the shop, regroup and come out swinging next week.
Just sharing my dilemma. I’m so disappointed in myself. I think I’m just tired.
No replies necessary, just a blather to get this stuff off my sleeve.
Have a day!...and don’t forget your safety glasses. I was wearing mine last night when I firm blow from my mallet to a 1/4 chisel sent a piece of walnut so hard into my face that it “pinged” off my glasses. It really startled me. There, now I turned it from a whining thread into a safety thread! Slight of hand and fooling the eye, the majic of Spid-ato Man on the keyboard! :)
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)