What's He Building?

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Blog entry by Ben posted 03-05-2012 01:11 AM 10460 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First I’d like to say that I LOVE Tom Waits. You may have noticed my signature, this is where it’s from. On some points of this I can relate. My shop is in a bit of a ghetto neighborhood and I get a lot of looks from people around there. I walk down the alley, open the garage door, duck under it and the door goes back down. I’m sure a few in the neighborhood wonder the same thing… What’s he building in there?.... Enjoy the video. It is strange, kinda creepy and if anyone can appreciate it, it is us shop dwelling, dust breathers…

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 01:59 AM

Yes, I can appreciate it but it still creeps me out.

Now, what ARE you building in there Ben?

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 02:25 AM

Love Tom Waits….I was just thinking a few days ago about using this track on my recent project video post – but the youtube police really don’t like it….....

thanks for posting!


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 03:08 AM

I’m building things that help me build things so can build…. uh.. stuff ;)

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 05:34 AM

Well done sir!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#5 posted 03-05-2012 05:50 AM

Ben i love it and can relate.moved my shop from the car port to an extra bed room that i converted to a shop stay up late working on stuff the neighbors probably wonder that same thing i’m retired and the kids are grown and gone spend a lot of time with the lites on and blinds shut. that video was funny.i’m going to check out Tom Waits

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 03-05-2012 05:58 AM

I’ve been a Tom Waits fan for years. All great stuff

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 07:14 PM

thank for sharing ….. now I canĀ“t sleep .... :

what is he building in there ?


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#8 posted 03-08-2012 02:33 PM

Indeed we are often hermit like as we work the wood. Most of us work alone. Truth be told, we prefer it that way. I don’t know who Tom Wait is, but I can say that I was strangely compelled to don my butchers apron and grab my favorite hack-saw. But that’s a story for another day.

-- Doug

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#9 posted 03-10-2012 07:32 AM

Weird video, my guess is he is building a coffin for the ex wife, all the mail is wood
magazine notices saying his subscription is about to expire.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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