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2597 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: whining sniveling blathering uninspired oh poor me pitty party wounded duck safety glasses

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)


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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2597 days ago

it’s like a good cry—cleans out the cobwebs and helps you get refocused.

Poor Me Blues
I’ve got the Poor Me Blues
Pity me, feel sorry for me
Can’t you see my sad state?
Pick me up, shake me off,
Take care of all my woes
‘Cause it’s all too much for me
When I have the Poor Me Blues
I’m so overwhelmed
When I have the Poor Me Blues
Tomorrow is another day
But today is just another day
When I have the Poor Me Blues

(written by moi on some sad day long ago)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bob #2

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#2 posted 2597 days ago

Whenever I feel liike that I go out and buy something,

...then I take it back when I’m better! <vbg>

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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mot

4911 posts in 2639 days


#3 posted 2597 days ago

I have to resist the dark side! I have to resist the dark side!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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WayneC

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#4 posted 2597 days ago

Sounds like your sustainer low light is on. Perhaps you need to add one to the stack and recharge.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2597 days ago

The Vader-Tader. haha
I think The Spid. is feeling better.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#6 posted 2597 days ago

I agree Wayne, but the left front brake caliper in my truck just seized which led the the downward spiral of vacuum seals, left front hub, upper and lower balljoints and both calipers and rotors. I’ll have to throw the old parts in a systainer and call it a day. My fall tool budget went into the front end of my truck 10K past warranty. Yeah yeah yeah…I whined and complained and flapped my arms, but looking like a potato with a spiderman costume just doesn’t have the kind of clout at the local garage as it has in the world of crime.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2597 days ago

it rains / it pours …. BUT… you HAVE a truck… and you HAVE a shop .. and you HAVE festools… and you HAVE a spidy outfit… and you HAVE the cyber tool share..

(( hmmmm better go check the front end of my truck…)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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WayneC

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#8 posted 2597 days ago

Ouch! Reminds me of the time my daughters boyfriend decided to try to burn out in our Tahoe. 5K out the door for a new rear-end…. Did not find out root cause for a year after it happened.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mot

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#9 posted 2597 days ago

Debbie, but I want inspiration! Stuff doesn’t provide it, nor does it provide happiness. Though I have to quote a comedian that I heard and it made me laugh, “Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it will buy a jetski…you ever see someone riding a jetski that wasn’t happy?”

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 2597 days ago

Jetski’s are about as pesky as mosquitoes. :(

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 2597 days ago

ok then, Tom… you DO have two ears to hear the Spirit of the Wood and you DO have a lovely family ready to admire anything your hands create… and you DO have two eyes to see the beauty lying on and in a piece of wood… and you DO have a nose to smell the sweet smell of freshly cut lumber….. and you DO have a creative mind, able to envision a 3-d masterpiece using some linear pieces of wood…...

and then I think back at what you have contributed to this LJ community—- YOU…. ARE…. An INSPIRATION!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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WayneC

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#12 posted 2597 days ago

Hmmmm. Jet Skis. Those are a poor man’s skeet target, right?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bob Babcock

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#13 posted 2597 days ago

He is SPID-ATO MAN!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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miles125

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#14 posted 2597 days ago

Hey you could make a front brake caliper and with rotor out of walnut. And it was right there screamin at ya!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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WayneC

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#15 posted 2597 days ago

I came home to a $350 car repair bill today. Daughters car. I was told after the fact. Karma I guess.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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