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CharlesA

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09-02-2014 05:18 PM

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I travel a fair amount, mostly domestically, but a international trip every year or so. This cuts into my woodworking!

Usually all I do WW related on a trip is to read a mag (usually electronically) or read things on the web.

Anybody who travels a lot use their time in more interesting ways related to woodworking?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson


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Oldtool

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 05:35 PM

Yep!
I used to travel, domestically, so I made a habit of seeking the “antique stores or antique malls”, where I found a lot of the tools and wooden planes I have & use. Most of my tools are used – but don’t really qualify as antique, 100 years old. Got a great Stanley no. 4 pre-WWII smother in fantastic condition for $18.00. Many wooden molding planes, miscellaneous items like try squares, marking gages, files, draw knife, etc.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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mrjinx007

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 06:11 PM

I normally travel about 40K a year and being confined in a vehicle, I dream up projects to build on my days off. Some of my daydreams tun into nightmares but usually I work out the whole project so I can get in the shop when the time comes.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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RobS888

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 09:29 PM

I’m on a plane as I write this,. Other than taking stuff to sharpen when I drive to closer locations, my ipad helps a lot, so do the compilation DVDs from the magazines.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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Don W

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 09:33 PM

I found so many planes in Bentonville Arkansas I was sure my luggage was going to be over the weight limit. I would also do a lot of drawing and planning. I’d go as far as making a cut list, which I never do when I’m home.

I don’t travel as much as I once did, but I still do the same when on the road.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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RobS888

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 10:43 PM

I forgot to mention I try to learn sketchup in the hotel.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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exelectrician

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#6 posted 09-02-2014 11:20 PM

Paid through the nose for this piece of ‘olive from Bethlehem’ in Bethlehem, just so I can say to my daughter “this is from the holy land”

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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OldWrangler

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#7 posted 09-02-2014 11:37 PM

exelectrician,

You can tell her “it’s from the holy land where people are killing each other in the name of their God”. Doesn’t sound too holy but it hasn’t been for over 4,000 years.

That’s great wood, not only beautiful but full of meaning. They say some of the oldest Olive trees were here when Jesus walked among them. Make something exceptional from it, it deserves no less.+

-- I've given this a lot of thought and I don't think being an adult will work for me!!

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mrjinx007

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#8 posted 09-03-2014 12:50 AM

The redwoods beat the olive trees. On my travel to Israel the oldest olive tree was 1100 years old. Not to get off tangent here, but Isra-el depicts the El-god (The Elohim) otherwise it should have been named Isra-Yah or Esr-ah. Totally different story.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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SuperCubber

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#9 posted 09-03-2014 02:55 AM

I travel for work as well. Most of my down time is in hotels, so I am constantly on my laptop either plugging away at a sketchup design, catching up on LJ posts/projects I was interested in, or reading various tips/articles from different woodworking magazines. If I’m in the back of an airplane, I’ll usually read woodworking magazines (paper or iPad).

I like the antique store idea…

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exelectrician

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#10 posted 09-03-2014 03:45 AM

OldWrangler, wherever I go I am always on the lookout for exceptional wood that is local to the area, here is some ‘Sitka Spruce’ used in decking in Alaska, it withstands 40F below, rain, ice, and sun all without any finish.

I was amazed.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Vincent Nocito

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#11 posted 09-03-2014 03:56 AM

I spend my time reading about woodworking and collecting images for reference for future projects. I bought a small Fluxcut carving set with thoughts that I would hone my carving skills. It hasn’t happened as of yet. When I am out and about, I explore local architecture or visit museums/historical structures.

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RobS888

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#12 posted 09-03-2014 07:02 AM



You can tell her “it s from the holy land where people are killing each other in the name of their God”. Doesn t sound too holy but it hasn t been for over 4,000 years.


OldWrangler,
Religion has nothing to do with it, same as in NI, you have invaded and invaders.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#13 posted 09-03-2014 09:53 AM

I try to go to museums, furniture shops and design fairs to look at local furniture and woodwork. Often lotsa good ideas to bring home.
Antique stores is always interesting both for furniture (to get inspired by) and tools (to bring home..)
If possible i also try to find the part of towns where crafstmen have their workshops and snoop around. Allmost alwas someone who likes to chat and want to show their work.

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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BinghamtonEd

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#14 posted 09-03-2014 12:37 PM

I do a lot of reading and sketching. I’ll usually see if I can find a discount used book store (something like Half Price Books) and stock up on reading material. We don’t have one locally, so I’m stuck paying 20-30 for a new book, versus on the road where I might be able to pick up a half dozen for that price.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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RobS888

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#15 posted 09-03-2014 07:52 PM

I drove by this band saw today in Pasadena.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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