Piddle Projects... One Way To Avoid Snacking...LOL

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Project by BusterB posted 07-11-2021 03:40 PM 831 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have always heard that an idle mind is a dangerous thing…this is especially true when you are attempting to eat healthier. At one point there was about 100 pounds of me that my wife is not legally married to…lol. Happy to report that about 70 pounds of that is gone but every day is a struggle not to think of all those goodies that I am missing!!! I have found staying busy helps a bunch so I have taken to piddling on various projects. Here are a few of them. We recently lost the last of our 3 Weiner dogs.. he was only 14 1/2. I always shared my snacks with him so I think my new lifestyle caused him to grieve himself to Anyway, made a marker for the where their graves are located in the back yard. A big bone seemed appropriate. Along with this I tried my hand at spoon carving. It looks way easier than it was. Built a cedar squirrel feeder using a pickle jar. Built a couple more cedar bird feeders. Worked some on the router cabinet by adding oak facings and organized my various tool chargers.
Let us see what the next few months brings.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#1 posted 07-11-2021 04:02 PM

Having recently lost one of our dogs, I understand your feelings. The bone cross is great.
Adopt another one, we did. A big Chesapeake Bay Retriever, 3 yrs old, no manners, little training, 94 lbs of energy.
He is at Doggie Summer Camp, ala 3 weeks of training with a pro.

Like your project and do continue the diet.

-- Ron

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#2 posted 07-11-2021 04:57 PM

nice tribute to your babies.serious projects are great but just piddling is a good way to relax and not stress out.congrats on the weight loss,could stand to lose a few myself.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 07-11-2021 05:18 PM

Nice and interesting!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-11-2021 05:29 PM

Losing our best friends is one of life’s difficulties for sure. They are one of God’s gifts for sure. Love the comment about wife not being married too 100 pounds of you….Congratulations on the weight loss and a healthier life buddy. Stay strong, cool projects.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 07-11-2021 05:53 PM

Great projects, Buster. it is always better to be in the shop where a beer gets warm and a cup of coffee gets cold..instead of in front of the TV with a bag of chips and a pop!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 07-11-2021 10:44 PM

So sorry on your recent loss Buster. We have four cats and a big black lab. I don’t know what we would do without them. But I like your solutions; keeping busy building these cool projects!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 07-12-2021 12:01 AM

Some nice projects there buster. Keeping busy keeps you in better health. Jim says it best. I dig the squirrel feeder a lot. I’m putting it on my list.
Next time make a spoon with a hole in it, it helps you eat less. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 07-12-2021 12:14 AM

Nice projects and tribute to your pups. Congrats on the weight loss. I agree time in the shop isn’t quite as conducive for snacking as time on the couch.

-- Dan, TN

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#9 posted 07-12-2021 01:30 AM

Great group of projects.
And also great job on substituting shop time as part of your weight loss journey.

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#10 posted 07-12-2021 02:26 AM

NIce collection of projects. Sorry for your loss (your dog, not your lbs.).

-- Galootish log blog,

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