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brianneum

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01-24-2015 01:49 PM

Hello everyone I am hitting a mental road block or overload with all the new projects that are coming out with pallets and what not. Bad thing is I have no ambition after the holidays due to burning myself out, watching kids, or trying to find time to work on them. I still have orders coming in but I would like to do stuff for myself but what am I suppose to do?


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Tennessee

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#1 posted 01-24-2015 01:58 PM

I’m in the same boat. I have more orders than I can handle at this point, and would love to take a few days and just do what I want. Unfortunately, I made this bed, so I have to toughen up and get it done.

Last thing I want to do this morning is go out to the shop, heat it up, take the latest guitar that is resting in my house down to the shop and do final setup so it can be shipped next week. But the new owner is waiting…and I did agree to take his money for services rendered at a high level.

Suck it up, buttercup, get er’ done. You’ll feel better when you are finished.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#2 posted 01-24-2015 02:56 PM

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Bill White

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#3 posted 01-24-2015 06:13 PM

Just remember that there are a lot of companies that would love to have a backlog of orders.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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AlaskaGuy

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#4 posted 01-25-2015 01:03 AM

If the word get around that you can’t deliver what you promised the incoming order will slow down and you will have more time.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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brianneum

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#5 posted 01-25-2015 05:19 PM

Thanks everyone I got a little jumpstart yesterday I did some of my projects

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jmartel

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#6 posted 01-25-2015 05:33 PM

Is there a small project that you want for yourself to get back into it? I did my coat tree over about 2 1/2 days plus finishing time recently.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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Yonak

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#7 posted 01-25-2015 07:06 PM


Is there a small project that you want for yourself to get back into it? I did my coat tree over about 2 1/2 days plus finishing time recently.

- jmartel

..And a nice coat tree is it, indeed, Jeffrey, I must say.

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watermark

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#8 posted 01-25-2015 09:42 PM

Maybe factor in some “me” time for future orders so you can take time off with out feeling like you are getting behind.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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jeffswildwood

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#9 posted 01-25-2015 11:44 PM

My orders will take spells. Last year at Christmas time I was swamped with orders, this year nothing. As the year turned I got an order for a custom bow rack. I am putting the last coats of finish on it and was contacted for four more different orders! Have several people who say “I want this, I’ll get back to you” and nothing, hit a dry spell that I can play in the shop. Then I will get over loaded with orders and play time is over.

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

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#10 posted 01-25-2015 11:56 PM

Is woodworking an important part of your income? I mean as in you wouldn’t get by if it weren’t for it. If this is purely a hobby to put some extra spending money in your pocket I would stop orders and do what I wanted. It just doesn’t make much sense to get the way your are describing over something if it is a hobby.

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brianneum

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#11 posted 01-27-2015 12:01 AM

Woodworking is more like a business hobby when I have spare time I fill my orders where I make a few extra bucks for spending money. I mainly do birdhouses but want to get into something different but it is my bread and butter. After seeing what everyone wrote or had to say it was kinda kick start that I needed thank everyone.

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