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Forum topic by Patrick posted 12-24-2014 08:05 AM 1073 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2014 08:05 AM

Does anyone here other than me think they might have a serious problem heh? I mean have you ever been angry on a Saturday because you had to go to a kids play or something that most normal people would love to do, all because it took away from your shop time? Seriously woodworking has been all I can think about for years now. It’s something I’ve even considered fasting from in order to give everyone else in my life the attention they deserve. I know I can’t be the only one suffering from this and I’d love to hear other people’s take on it. It can be a funny thing but what if it could be a serious thing too?

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#1 posted 12-25-2014 05:58 AM

I love woodworking because it is fulfilling to me. I enjoy the creativity and turning give the fasted satisfaction. I’m addicted to Lumberjocks for good reason. This is way better than anything they blast at you on TV between the commercials!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-25-2014 01:04 PM

Yes, there certainly are much worse addictions. But moderation is important in all things. If greater goods are being neglected, such as relationships with God or spouse, then that is a serious problem. I eliminate stuff that I deem either not important or a waste of time (watching TV, getting more sleep than I need, idle chatter, etc.) and spend that time in the shop.

-- Forest, Virginia ; Micah 6:8

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#3 posted 12-25-2014 01:27 PM

I’m lucky that I have a supportive family for my woodwork. I do try to keep a balance between shop time tho. To me, wood work is my therapy, When I returned from Iraq I got back into it at the insistence from the VA head shed. I also work a very stressful job with the dept of corrections so I find a lot of peace in my shop. My wife jokes that at least I am easy to find.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 12-25-2014 09:15 PM

Addiction ?! I don’t do drugs, alcohol, spinning, sewing, skateboarding, snuff, and other things. To admit someone is an addict is like …....... well, you know ............................. woodturning.

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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#5 posted 12-25-2014 09:35 PM

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing, right?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 12-25-2014 11:33 PM

I will be the 1st to admit I am an addict. I even got some shop time in today, yes on Christmas Day. If I go too many days without some shop time I start getting pretty cranky.
But at least this addiction can make money where the others can drain your bank account dry. Plus the wife always knows where to find me.

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#7 posted 12-25-2014 11:43 PM

30+ years and I’m thinking about going to rehab to cure my woodworking addiction ,maybe next year or the year after or 2040 give or take :))

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-26-2014 05:11 PM

Glad you guys replied. I was beginning to think I was the only one hah.

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