Envy and Distraction #1: There are other Woodworkers in my neighborhood.

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Blog entry by Natalie posted 05-20-2013 11:10 PM 1689 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My house is surrounded by other woodworkers. The weather is getting nicer, so today I am sitting at the table with the double doors open. I am trying to do insurance billing and chart notes, with the insurance billing being about as fun as sticking my head in a blender, in fact, it makes me want to stick my head in a blender!

I can hear a planer in one direction, an air nailer and compressor in another, and the occasional buzz of a table saw in another direction. Why aren’t these people at work! Why do they tempt me so viciously to veer away from the table and out into my shop? I love this noise, but I can’t stand it!

Back to work…..

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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View Gary's profile


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#1 posted 05-20-2013 11:57 PM

I thought I had it bad but, you have it BAD!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

View grizzman's profile


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#2 posted 05-21-2013 12:18 AM

well the paper you re writing on came from a tree, so you really are doing some wood work, your drawing designs on it so that people will give you money, so its a win win…....but i know what you mean…..hang in there, maybe just do a little…or at least just go in and rearange some things, turn the table saw on, make sure it still works…....but dont hurt anything….....

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

View Bluepine38's profile


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#3 posted 05-21-2013 03:00 PM

I have heard that work is the curse of the drinking class, but I find it is also the curse of the woodworker. That
is all right though, think how much you can relax and enjoy the shop when all that nasty stuff is finished. Just
like getting pecan pie because you finished your spinach, but that would mean a hour or so in the kitchen, so
forget about the pie, sorry I mentioned it.

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 05-21-2013 05:51 PM

Your turn will come. Don’t get too wrapped up in work. It’s bad for you.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

View Roger's profile


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#5 posted 05-26-2013 12:14 PM

LOL, the sounds of spring is different fer everyone… :)

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

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