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Forum topic by IndianJoe posted 02-10-2014 08:08 PM 947 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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IndianJoe

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02-10-2014 08:08 PM

Winter can go I’m tired of IT ! , I need to get out of this house and make something .
Missing that saw dust up my nose and hear the sound of my band saw running and trying to get glue off my fingers. Setting here and making plan’s of what to make is getting old .
Made some nice plans for this up coming year in hopes that I have a good year.
My be I should go out and get the carving knifes and just carve something .
When it warms up I will be posting the things I made plans for .
but for now I set in here looking out the window at close to three feet of snow :(
Take care all have fun .. Nimkee

-- Nimkee** Joe


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hoosier0311

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#1 posted 02-10-2014 08:13 PM

Hang in there Joe, spring is on the way!

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 08:16 PM

Spring only seems imaginary. It will come. I have been ready for spring for about 3 months now. Winter seems to have lasted about a year already. Hang in there. I think it has to melt soon.

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

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#3 posted 02-10-2014 10:18 PM

I hear you Joe! The older I get the less I like the winter. My shop is closed for now, since it’s too cold to work in it. Can’t wait for spring!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 12:21 AM

It looks like a good time to carve something, in the house—if you can thaw some wood.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Gixxerjoe04

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#5 posted 02-12-2014 12:08 AM

I’m new to woodworking, started late last year so haven’t got to do much and my garage is my workshop which isn’t heated or anything so I’ve been stuck inside looking through sites like this and youtube. Needless to say there’s tons of projects i can’t wait to try. Also been checking craigslist all the time looking for tools i still need to add to my “shop”, for some reason woodworking tools don’t show up very often and if they do they’re old, rusty, and over priced.

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#6 posted 02-12-2014 12:42 AM

I detest winter. Only good day for snow is Christmas day in my opinion. I moved to Texas for the heat and it’s not working out so good this year. I have a plan though, even though its cold, if you bundle up and plan it right, you can spend 20-30 minutes in the shop each day. You can do quiet a lot in 20-30 minutes.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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firefighterontheside

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#7 posted 02-12-2014 12:56 AM

I’m sorry you feel that way. We’ve had a pretty cold winter here in missouri too. I insulated last year and more this winter. I have been able to heat and do some projects, but it will be easier when it warms up a bit. I love the winter and snow. It’s supposed to reach almost 60 here next week, so I assume that Michigan will see something better too.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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changeoffocus

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#8 posted 02-12-2014 01:07 AM

Joe,
You could always carve ice or build snow figures, that Coke bear would be a piece of cake compared to the tree. Nice carvings.
RMC

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#9 posted 02-12-2014 03:54 AM

Definitely has been a much colder winter than the past few. I finally bought a kerosene heater to warm the shop on those cold mornings and mainly if I am going to fire up any of the power tools. Otherwise I don’t find it too uncomfortable as long as the temps are in the mid 20’s in the shop, any cooler than that and I am not active enough to keep my hands warm. With the mid 20’s I am fine with a long sleeve t, a sweatshirt, and then a lined flannel. I wear a hat to cover my head and usually have no issues. Now fire up the heater and it gets mid 70’s in a hurry.

Won’t be too long and spring will be here and the kerosene heater can be stored ready for another season.

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alan coon

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#10 posted 02-12-2014 04:32 AM

70 today sat&sun mid 80’s not a bad winter. Shop ok and pat’s cut for rocking chair.

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#11 posted 02-12-2014 04:39 AM

Yeah, you’d think Texas would be nice and warm. You’re wrong. It may not be 10 outside, but 30 isn’t really that appetizing either…. I feel your pain

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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