dust stuff #19: Getting back to the shop

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Blog entry by JoeyG posted 04-18-2014 01:25 AM 2138 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I figured I would let my friends here now that I am in the process of clearing out all the angelfish and fish tanks and getting back to the shop. Since our youngest son as been born the fish have just become a real burden. Unlike the shop, I can’t just walk away from the fish tanks. They must be cared for everyday and I have found that I’ve lost the enjoyment of it. Maybe when my kids get older I’ll get back into it, but for now it’s back to the shop. I’ve really missed making saw dust and have some great ideas for some future projects. I have a few projects for finish up and then I will get into these new ideas. Hope you guys didn’t miss me to much.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 04-18-2014 01:46 AM

Joey, I know the feeling! When I had over450 gallons of aquariums, it was like having another job! And when something malfunctioned, it was an emergency! I do miss the big fish in the house but now I have the pond around our house stocked with huge koi. Just as much fun with a tiny fraction of the work.

Looking forward to seeing what you create in the shop.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 04-18-2014 01:48 AM

no joey, we didnt miss you, as i looked at your pictures as time went by, you just seemed to look more and more like an angel fish…LOL…yea i really have missed you, your wood work has always been so very awesome, and it was inspiring to see what you were going to do next, so if you can turn your gills back into lungs and get back to making sawdust, then i say hip hip hoo ray…sorry the fishes are not working right now, they are so beautiful…but you are right, lots and lots of work, but as you say, maybe later down the road you can pick it up again, but in the mean time, i will certainly enjoy seeing your woodwork again…so hip hip hoo ray again….crank up the saw, and let the good times roll…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 04-18-2014 02:02 AM

Welcome Back ,,,, Don’t fill bad I been out to , and Now it look like I will be out part of the summer wife is having the hole house done and I mine the hole house from the top down roof , siding, and new flooring and new water lines all the water lines lol.So all the hose is going in my shop and my sheds and she dose not me to get saw dost on all the thing she has lol
I have been doing just a little most of the same things just trying to keep the wife happy lol

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#4 posted 04-18-2014 02:16 AM

I imagine that a good portion of folks on this site have been dormant due to the weather, so for whatever reason, you’re not alone.

-- Brian Timmons -

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 04-18-2014 06:38 AM

You were definitely missed. Glad to see you back. Hope the kids are all good.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 04-18-2014 08:53 AM

I sure did miss you, your blogs, and your awesome projects. You are the reason I learned how to begin to do inlay work. That’s what I like about LJ’s, it always sparks my imagination. Looking forward to seeing some great projects.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 04-18-2014 08:57 AM

Congratulations on your new addition. I it very understandable that you would sacrifice your fish hobby for your woodworking hobby, lol. Looking forward to seeing some new projects from your shop.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 04-18-2014 02:55 PM

And I’m sure your new son is more fun to play with than the fish!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 04-20-2014 03:59 PM

Nice to see you back….. Are you going to dump the fish avatar also….. or just the tank….LOL….Looking forward to some great projects….

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#10 posted 04-20-2014 07:14 PM

Joey I to like others have posted was an aquarium enthusiast way back in my early 20s, I had wall to wall 50 to 150 gallons aquariums, even had a baby large mouth bass in one, I’d go down to the local pond seining minnows then I’d put them in a small 5 gallon quarantine tank changing out the water over a long period then feeding them to the bass, he out grew the tank and I let him go, I had a pair of spawning jack dempseys along with other south American and African cichlids that I raised, and also like you and others they became a thing of the past.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#11 posted 05-13-2014 12:04 PM

Always look forward to your projects.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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