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06-29-2007 05:49 PM

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BECAUSE…. (someone pointed out earlier this month that he doesn’t label his tool drawers because it helps keep his brain cells working; sorry that I can’t remember who that was)...

SO… I am NOT addicted; I am just exercising my brain by trying to remember each of our members, their stories, their blogs, their projects, their comments, and the other little VITAL tidbits of information that I gather from reading every message. And to keep my brain exercised, well I just HAVE to log on several times a day and avoid mundane tasks that turn my brain to mush, such as doing laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#1 posted 06-29-2007 06:53 PM

My name is David and I AM addicted! I even brought some woodwork with me on holiday (more on that later) and I have been checking in LJ a couple (OK more than a couple) of times a day – just to see what is new.

And we all do know about MS Debbie! LOL Not addicted? Our Life Guide, Intrepid Traveler and blossoming woodworker? No, clearly not addicted!


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#2 posted 06-29-2007 07:00 PM

I was looking at a storage room in my office and deciding if I could fit a lathe in it. I’m currently designing my tool cabinet that sits above my bench to house the iMac I bought for the shop…slid out keyboard, dust contaiment with the computer as a centrepiece of the cabinet. But I’m not addicted at all. Nope… 1113 posts in 52 days.

I am Spid-Ato Man!

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

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#3 posted 06-29-2007 08:08 PM

lol David… you are just impassioned!
We need MORE people on this planet who are passionate about their work/hobbies.
and Spid-ato Man?? Efficient!
You could teach a few people about time management!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 06-29-2007 08:19 PM

My name is Erik and I’m a Lumberjockaholic. I’ve been intoxicated with sawdust and tools now for 2200 days and I’ve just been informed that my affliction is terminal…THERE IS NO CURE for Lumberjocks or woodworking.

-- Erik

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#5 posted 06-29-2007 10:31 PM

Me, addicted to another damn thing? I am sitting in my sister-in-law’s kitchen awaiting the wedding tomorrow and I have logged on three times today and thrice yesterday. My greatest hope would be that there are no twelve-step groups forming for this addiction.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 06-30-2007 12:25 AM

My name is Lee.
I have been addicted to woodworking, off and on, for 55 years.

I gave up alcohol in 1978.
I gave up cigarettes in 1984.

I hope to always remain addicted to wood, women (well, one woman) and song.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#7 posted 06-30-2007 06:03 AM

Can we have a moment of silence followed by the sound of screaming tablesaws.

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#8 posted 06-30-2007 06:08 AM

I love the smell of sawdust, and the clacking of my keyboard. But I can quit anytime. I just don’t want to!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#9 posted 06-30-2007 07:22 AM

Addicted…What! No, not me, nope, no, no, no. I don’t have a problem….I can quit anytime…anytime at all….watch I’ll take my hands off the mouse…...well just one finger won’t hurt…....Oh to heck with it….click…click…click, click, click. OH look! Someone just posted a new bubinga and zebrawood box!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#10 posted 06-30-2007 07:24 AM

I hear ya Bob. And it is pretty late where you are….

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

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#11 posted 06-30-2007 07:28 AM

LOL…yeah I should be sleeping….Got windows to install tomorrow and I want to do some work on my chair. But I don’t have an addiction….just sitting up with the rest of the house asleep…..working on my CRT tan, bleary eyed but still clicking away. I’d go out to my shop but I’d probably cut myself.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#12 posted 06-30-2007 07:58 AM

I know it now…it 2 AM, I can’t sleep, and what do I do, I log on. Yes, I’m an LJ Junkie. I heard once that the first step to healing is admitting you have a problem, but there lies the problem, I don’t have a problem, no problem at all… Its not a problem…(nervious twitch) a problem.(beads of sweat froming on my forhead) Even if I did have a problem, which I don’t have, it wouldn’t be a problem, would it?

Boy, I realllly need to get back in the shop!

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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Douglas Bordner

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#13 posted 06-30-2007 10:48 AM

CRT tan, too funny, Bob!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#14 posted 06-30-2007 12:02 PM

Sawdust… I had to share that one with Rick .. made me laugh right out loud.
the CRT tan also made me laugh loudly.
Rick’s thinking that I didn’t get enough sleep last night. And, no, I wasn’t on the computer!!

Here is my 12-step CHAT-aholic program that I developed many years ago (ok.. many, many years ago, now). Perhaps it will help someone here that DOES have a problem—which isn’t me. I’m not addicted, I’m exercising my brain…

12 Step Chat-aholic Program

1. Admit that you are addicted to Chat.
2. Chat with someone about it.
3. Acknowledge that there is a Higher Power.
4. Thank the Higher Power for Chat.

o.k. so it is not a 12-step program…....
but the 4-steps works for me !

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 06-30-2007 05:01 PM

Seems there are a fair proportion of folks here who have substituted woodworking for other, well, less productive addictive pursuits. Good for us!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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