Whittling with a creative block...of wood

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 03-13-2010 12:43 AM 6684 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been in a woodworking funk these past few weekends. Unable to really find an inspired project. So I decided to get a small chunk of wood and start whittling…something I haven’t done since I was a kid. It’s an invigorating exercise! So if you are at a loss for something to do, try whittling! It’s easy and requires nothing more than a pocket knife and a block of pine.

If any of you have experienced a creative block, I’d love to hear suggestions on overcoming it!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 01:55 AM

Now that was a low stress high enjoyment project.

Great video as well.

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 06:30 AM

Is that adam lambert? If so what do you think of his album? If not who is that? Good music

-- LAS,

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 07:49 AM

Right music, right project, as Zuki said, “low stress high enjoyment project.”
Very cool little bird Mr. Steve. This video has good MOJO, the calm before
the creative storm maybe???

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 08:06 AM

Very zen video—I’m so relaxed after watching that…makes me want to paint or draw or something.

-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris

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#5 posted 03-13-2010 04:58 PM

Nice….like ‘budda’.
Love your videos Steve!

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#6 posted 03-13-2010 06:09 PM

Nice work Steve….also, congrats on making it into Wood Magazine, just got my copy in the mail yesterday!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#7 posted 03-13-2010 06:57 PM

Good example of why a woodworker should never get bored. Nice post!

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#8 posted 03-13-2010 09:33 PM

Luke: Yes! Good ear…that’s Adam Lambert singing an old Tears For Fears song. Adam’s got one of my favorite voices. (I was shocked when he didn’t win American Idol last year!)

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#9 posted 03-13-2010 11:59 PM

He’s got a great, great voice but his performances are ghastly! It’s because of his performances that I was happy when Chris won. Have you listened to his whole album?

-- LAS,

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#10 posted 03-14-2010 12:18 AM

haha…yeah…well, Adam’s a bit theatrical. I do love his singing. Sadly, I haven’t actually listened to his album, which is strange because I love Chris Allen and I absolutely adore Allison’s new album. Maybe I’m just tired of Adam’s antics. I wish he would just stick to his singing!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#11 posted 03-14-2010 05:20 AM

True that. I like your videos man. You seem to be a very happy guy. Keep it up.

-- LAS,

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#12 posted 03-27-2010 04:43 PM

In the middle of of the video that “bird” looked more like seal lol
But nice video again, very nice

-- Oskars,

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#13 posted 10-07-2010 12:40 PM

I did that some time ago with a leftover piece of ebony.

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#14 posted 01-20-2011 03:18 AM

very kool Steve. ya make a great film

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

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