work bench #10: WWAD/HD Finished at last

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Blog entry by gpastor posted 04-05-2011 05:26 PM 1786 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodwork’s Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
Finished at last

There seems to be a point in every project that I become easily distracted or lose attention to getting the project finished. The project loses its charm or I get bored or think about the next project. I admitted I have WWAD/HD, yes it is true. I confess that I built a china cabinet for my wife that took 12 years to finish. I told people that I didn’t have the money to finish it or I didn’t have the time or whatever… the truth is I have WW AD/ HD… there I said it.
The good news is I’m getting better, I completeed this project in about four months, well.. I actually bought the wood six months prior to that and I told myself it needed to acclimate to my shop… right. I share my story in hopes that other woodworkers will come out of the closet and admit they also have WW AD/ HD together we can help each other.
If you are unsure if you have WW AD/HD answer the following questions if any of these are answered yes you may have WW AD/ HD. Or just ask your wife lol.
◦short attention span “sanding is hard wor… look at pretty grain pattern”
◦difficulty attending to details “was that coat number 3 or number 4?”
◦easily distracted “I could build that too…”
◦forgetful “what did I do with that tool”
◦poor organizational skills—-your shop is a mess

◦has difficulty waiting.—-When is that tool sale
◦takes frequent risks. —-What’s a push stick

◦has difficulty engaging in quiet activities
◦loses or forgets things repeatedly and often
◦inability to stay on task; shifts from one task to another without bringing any to completion

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#1 posted 04-05-2011 05:31 PM

That’s some nice vintage hardware and a really attractive bench!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 06:42 PM

Nice work ben…is that a Kreg jig on the bench? I guess that makes it official. I think I answered yes to almost every question, but my wife has always said I would have been diagnosed with AD/HD if I was in school now.

Seriously, thats a mighty fine bench.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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