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bigblockyeti

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10-01-2014 12:45 AM

You’re in the middle of the project, you sneak out to the shop for a quick half hour or so after dinner expecting to get something done and instead something gets broken. While the focused person might cobble something up quickly so as to be able to actually get something done on the project, I just couldn’t help myself. I’ve got an end grain cutting board due by Friday morning for a wedding this weekend and while I thought I could quickly run out to the shop and glue up the milled boards for planing and cross cutting tomorrow, I didn’t happen. Took the fence off my Unisaw to move some stuff around and try to clean up a little and it fell on the floor. At first I was terrified something might have gotten really messed up. Luckily I only broke the plastic handle that locks the fence down. Being the hoarder that I am I was certain I had something that would do for the time being in my cache of misc. hardware. As I took the handle off I couldn’t help notice how easily something could be turned to replace the plastic handle with something a woodworker might be a little more proud of. Much like the turned wooden knobs that fixed base Bosch routers used to come with. Two + hours later and the finish is drying. Got absolutely nothing done on the cutting board. I hate it when a project interrupts another project.


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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 10-01-2014 12:53 AM

Any project you want to do requires you to complete 6 other projects first. :D

-- Art

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#2 posted 10-01-2014 01:07 AM

Yes, every project seems to have several other projects “built in”. It is actually pretty normal for me, it doesn’t bother me any more. I try not to commit to hard deadlines if I can help it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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bigblockyeti

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#3 posted 10-01-2014 01:11 AM

Haven’t really committed per se, giving cash is certainly easier (plan B), but more expensive too. Besides I was told the couple really like the last one I made and would love one of their own.

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#4 posted 10-01-2014 01:22 AM

Hate it ??? That’s the only way I ever get anything done. But then that leads to the definition of ‘done’.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#5 posted 10-01-2014 01:40 AM

It is done when I am done working on it. End of story.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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timbertailor

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#6 posted 10-01-2014 01:47 AM



Hate it ??? That s the only way I ever get anything done.

- johnhutchinson

Me too. As long as i have time to do the projects at my leisure, I welcome the opportunity to get these side projects done.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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johnhutchinson

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#7 posted 10-01-2014 02:18 AM

I know it’s off topic, but does mudflap4869 imply that there are 4868 other mudflaps on LumberJocks? :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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splatman

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#8 posted 10-01-2014 03:17 AM

I have gone thru exactly that more times than I can count.
Read this thread. Get to John’s question. Think, maybe those 4868 mudflaps are on 2434 vehicles owned by most of us LJs. Question whether it would be smart to put mudflaps on my ‘87 Olds Cutlass Ciera. Recall the carloads of muddy cars I’ve seen in North Dakota. Then wonder if they actually like going mudboggin’. Now, I ask, any NDers here wanna confirm that?
OK, back on topic.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 10-01-2014 04:25 AM



I hate it when a project interrupts another project.

- bigblockyeti

Me too! That is why nothing is ever finished ;-) Lots of stuff in progress!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Rob

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#10 posted 10-01-2014 04:40 AM


I hate it when a project interrupts another project.

- bigblockyeti

Me too! That is why nothing is ever finished ;-) Lots of stuff in progress!

- TopamaxSurvivor

Ha, story of my life!

-- Ask an expert or be the expert - http://woodworking.stackexchange.com

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OldWrangler

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#11 posted 10-01-2014 10:50 AM

Can anyone explain why a band saw blade will only break in the middle of a cut. They never break at the start or the finish of the cut but always in the middle? Is this part of the postulate that says the tool you just cursed and threw across the shop, is always the very next tool you need. I believe also that a person can only have screws too long or too short but never the size you need. When I have to send the wife to Home Depot for anything, she always gets a kid to help her who is on his first day of work. Then starts the dialog between me in the shop and her in Home Depot with an idiot helping her. And the call is to my cell phone in my pocket and my hands are covered in glue. And why does the piece you just glued fall on the floor with the glue side down….it looks just like the toast with the jelly that you dropped earlier. And if Jesus H. Christ was a carpenter too, who’s name did he call when he hit his thumb with a hammer? Life is a puzzlement.

Or is it me?

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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bigblockyeti

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#12 posted 10-01-2014 02:26 PM

Some guy named Murphy dictated when band saw blades are supposed to break. I finished and polished (satin) the fence lock down handle with a few coats of rattle can lacquer and some worn out 400 grit paper. Turned out better than I thought it would for an impromptu utility project that required milling, drilling, couterboring, roughing, finish turning, sanding, finishing and polishing.

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 10-01-2014 02:30 PM

Murphy is always in the background ready to take advantage of any opportunity that arises.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mudflap4869

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#14 posted 10-01-2014 04:13 PM

Born in 1948 entered the Army in 1969 too many mudflaps on yahoo, ergo the tag.
Do you work at looking like Foster Brooks or is it natural? LOL!

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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Bluepine38

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#15 posted 10-02-2014 02:57 PM

Both Murphy and I are optomists, but I may start to finish something manana, I have to mow the lawn and the
leaves today, after I put the hoses away for winter and sweep out the shop and get rid of the chainsaw noodles
from the bear carving that I never finished. At least the sun is shining.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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