Some Day I am going to.... #1: Whats on your mind? ....Dreams, Desires, Wishes, Plans, Projects,

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Blog entry by Dusty posted 12-02-2007 01:01 AM 1950 reads 1 time favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Fellow Lumberjocks….

I have been part of several projects and had some very unique experiences. My woodworking, stained glass, and various other assortment of hobbies have certainly given me very rich and full filling experiences.

I love what I do and am lucky for the most part I can do what I love.

For that I am great full.

In the back of my mind I am always thinking….(scary I know) about then next project, task, dream, or “honey do list” and what needs to be done.

I am very interested in hearing and curious about what others have ahead of them, are dreaming about or are planing on doing in the future.

These lists can be anything.

They are not limited to just woodworking and can be dreams or desires in the “planing stage” or something that is a definite.

It doesn’t even matter if at the moment you have the money, skills, time or the blessing of others for these dreams or projects.

I am interested only in what others are “thinking” about. In other words, whats on your mind,

This is a chance and maybe even an opportunity and I am hoping it may help others to create, expand, commit to or even become inspired to build, finish, or finalize future projects.

Things that maybe be on the list for example but aren’t limited to… plans to take classes, buy new tools ,build a piece of furniture, build an addition, take on something new , finish a project, try something you have never did or even tried before.

What ever you are ”dreaming” or ”thinking” about.

Please share it, so we can all see what others are thinking, perhaps even encourage them , or help with with there ideas or dreams.

We can maybe up date, add to or give progress reports from time to time on how we are doing with ”Some Day I am going to…”

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 12-02-2007 01:07 AM

Some day I am going to…

Build an tree house on top of my second garage behind my home “This Old Crack House

After I build this ,I am finally going to be able to bring home from my buddy’s farm my pet peacock Tasha.

I have wanted to complete this project for some time. I have the plans for this in my mind and plan on sketching the final project out soon and hope to build this this spring.

This is a high priority project for me.

-- Dusty

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#2 posted 12-02-2007 01:33 AM

I dream of owning my own property to build my house and shop on. I hate the fact that i rent and have my wood shop in my attic.

-- bryano

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#3 posted 12-02-2007 01:53 AM

I already did my first tree house with maple flooring t-111 siding dual-paned windows and lap roofing.

Last month I started Monk Custom Guitar Co. and now I’m working on 4 guitars. Two Bass’ and two 6-strings. Imma be a rich man.

And my living quarters are already over the shop… I’m moving right along.

And some of you knew me when I was working out of my brother-in-law’s garage.

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#4 posted 12-02-2007 02:02 AM

I’m going to rebuild my wife’s (and I guess mine) kitchen.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 12-02-2007 03:34 AM


Many of us fellow lumberjocks have been in your position, ( and several still are) with the same dreams and goals.

I’m one of them.

Been there done that.

I know what it feels like to have to go out side to change your mind because of no room. Or, having no heat, light or even the basic simple tools.

The countless hours spent reading and looking at wood magazines, tool advertisements and anything else I could get my hands on.

Never give up on your dreams my friend.

With God Speed may your wish come true.

-- Dusty

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#6 posted 12-02-2007 03:39 AM


I some how missed that post on the new guitar adventure.

It has got so busy (thats a good thing) I can’t keep up on all the posts in this web site anymore. I do try though the best I can.

I’m very impressed with your new adventure and wish you the best of luck.

Good to hear from you again.

By the way, I have been one of those around long enough to remember when you did lwork out of your brother in law’s garage.

Isn’t it fun to look back and see how far you have come?

Keep the spirit.

-- Dusty

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#7 posted 12-02-2007 03:45 AM


No, you had it right the first time :) QUOTE : (I’m going to rebuild my wife’s (and I guess mine) kitchen.

—Karson Southern Delaware [email protected]

We all know you are boss- because she said you can be.

I can’t wait to see the new kitchen pictures posted as a blog and project .

Enjoy, and good luck.

-- Dusty

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#8 posted 12-02-2007 01:08 PM

Someday is hopefully here!

I’ve recently started a “how to” website dedicated to my father, (partner, best friend and mentor!) It is based on our experiences on building bars, libraries, stairs, mantels, trim work, shop work, etc. We have a small family business (4 1/2” employees) located north of Atlanta GA, and the demand for such a site has increased with the growing number of do-it-yourselfers calling me for appointments to steal my time! (Drives me Crazy!) I know I’m in trouble the moment they start showing me all the furniture they built.
This site was conceived less then 2 months ago on an air plane down to Florida. I started it the moment I got home and it’s been on my mind ever since. Our plane landed at 9pm and I had a blogspot by midnight!

“I have a ton of work to do and more to learn!” but, I’m up for the task. I just purchased a video camera and will be posting some video real soon! I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun with this site!

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

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#9 posted 12-02-2007 01:21 PM

interesting question and a good strategy: put it in writing and make it real!!
1. my backyard becomes a luscious retreat area
2. I get some interest in some books I’ve written and am about to write
3. finish making my living room a cozy place to sit
4. fix my kitchen cupboards and drawers so they close (and turn it into a Petticoat Junction kitchen)
5. make some very cool project with wood and my deerhides. (haven’t come up with a project yet)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#10 posted 12-02-2007 02:06 PM

Someday I’m gonna retire. Eventually we all have to. Hopefully, I’ll be in the best of health as I hope you are too. And when I retire, I’m gonna continue woodworking. I want to turn some bowls. Nice ones. And then, I’m going fishing and camping. And when I’m idle, I hope to still be here on LumberJocks, as I hope you are too.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#11 posted 12-02-2007 04:38 PM


Congrads…..... and good luck.

I am a big supporter of any entrepreneurial adventures. Having been and to a certain degree still self employed both as an independent inspector and my occasional rehab house and limited side commissions in woodworking and stain glass.

I see the passion in what your doing.

Good for you.

-- Dusty

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#12 posted 12-02-2007 04:40 PM


I use writing goals and dreams down as a way that not only seems to help myself enter into a written contract to do or complete something, I also use it as a way to help focus and refine what ever my vision, dream, or thoughts are at the time.

Works well for me.

-- Dusty

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#13 posted 12-02-2007 04:50 PM


I want to someday…....

Write a complete blog series about , with illustrations and video showing others how I buy old homes and remodel these projects in a timely and cost effective manner .

Of course I will use extensively all my blunders and mistakes as a launching pad for ”How to Buy and Remodel Homes for Dummies like Me 101”

I want to write a plain straight forward guide, easy to read and understand common sense outline of the steps to buying and doing the various remodeling steps it takes to complete these projects and either live in or resell.

-- Dusty

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#14 posted 12-02-2007 09:25 PM

Some Day I Am Going To….

Rebuild this simple student desk once built. Before I could move it up to my office a buddy took it home with him.

-- Dusty

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#15 posted 12-03-2007 03:26 AM

Someday I’m gonna get my brother (Greg3G) in Middle Tennessee and learn from him all that I can and maybe even start doing commision work for money.

And I wanna learn to Fly, I know, it has nothing nothing to do with woodworking, but it is something I always wanted to do.


-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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