How do you Relax When you're not in the shop.

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Blog entry by Roger posted 05-07-2012 01:19 AM 2724 reads 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Please don’t boot me off LJ’s, cuz this really doesn’t pertain to woodworking, but, THIS is one reason why I haven’t been in the shop lately. No explanations needed. I’m takin a poll: Who is more comfortable?

I promise, I’m gittin back out in the shop this week. :)

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

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#1 posted 05-07-2012 01:33 AM

The cat! As the late great Hoyt Axton sang “If that cat could talk what tales it’d tell about Della and the dealer and the dog as well, but the cat was cool and never spoke a mumbling word.”

Here’s the link…..........

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 05-07-2012 01:34 AM

Looks good to me, Roger! I’ll probably get booted out with you, but when I am trying to unwind, I sometimes play computer games. (GASP!) Keith’s mom showed me this site called Playrix ( and they have lots of great mindless games to have fun with. I really like unwinding for a bit with these. I don’t have to think too hard and some of them are challenging. I never was into computer games at all, but this isn’t a bad way to end the day. :)


Oh – and I think it is a toss up between you and the kitty! I suppose it depends on what you have in the cup!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 01:37 AM

Wow. ZZ Top and ZZ Cat

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Arlin Eastman

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#4 posted 05-07-2012 01:51 AM

I think the Cat has you. Has had several uninterurpted years to practice. LOL


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 05-07-2012 01:53 AM

I help the wife build hair holdie up thigies

I have fellow LJ’S over with there kids. KTTM and William

I love to shop for old tools

Me and Safety cat sit around the shop and read and clean my bike.

Sometimes the cat takes a nap in the pecan tree

My brother in law puts his tee pee up for the kids to camp in

I check the house and see how level the floors are

And My Grandson Logan

I ride a bit, hike a bit and garden a bit.

Other than that not much;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 05-07-2012 02:03 AM

Roger, If you hang that from the rafters in your shop, You could spend more time in there…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#7 posted 05-07-2012 02:05 AM

When Im not in the an average of 19 hours a day is spent in my shop.. :O) i guess thats a good thing… When I do have time to relax..There is nothing more enjoyable then getting out and taking a nice ride with friends or just on my own..enjoying the open road

Or getting out to the springs and doing a little diving

Or just taking my dog out on the boat to our favorite swimming hole

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#8 posted 05-07-2012 02:08 AM

Just retuned from fly fishing at Bennett Spring MO—unbelivably peaceful!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 05-07-2012 03:49 AM

I am an avid gardner and all around volunteer. I will volunteer for just about anything as long as I dont have to do anything.

Gardening is a passion with me when I am not in the shop. I work on both flowers and vegetables. Tending mine and working on others.

Garden last year

Beautiful lilys

My “Redbud Box” wood source

And lastly…...............True Evils ! Their names…......Talla and Dega

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

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#10 posted 05-07-2012 05:41 AM

Actually woodworking is my means of relaxation from other things. There are few things that I find more cathartic than making sawdust.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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#11 posted 05-07-2012 06:47 AM

Sleep dude, sleep.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#12 posted 05-07-2012 10:48 AM

When not woodworking I am usually panning for gold, running a highbanker (sluice) for more gold, metal detecting, playing guitar, or riding my motorcycle in the Blue Ridge mountains.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#13 posted 05-07-2012 11:21 AM

Nowadays I spend most of my out of the shop leisure time reading posts like this or doing involuntary gardening work and other back breaking chores around the house. An adventure for me is taking a trip to the woodworking store which is a whole 20 minute drive from where I live, whew!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 05-07-2012 11:22 AM

With all of these photos, who needs relaxing advice ! Seems everyone has this chore well in hand !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#15 posted 05-07-2012 12:19 PM

I’m sittin here chucklin…. Thnx everyone. Very interesting and funny. Appreciate all the gr8 pics, link/s also.

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

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