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Forum topic by noknot posted 03-09-2010 11:04 PM 2329 views 1 time favorited 61 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-09-2010 11:04 PM

We all have are vices my smoking 2 packs a day for 15 years. I have been talking about building a new shop for about a year, the pretty one that holds the checkbook said if I quite smoking I can build it. Thats when LJ comes in I need help designing the shop and some input will be helpful. If you look at my workshop pics you can see that its dark and cramped. I will be reusing some of the lumber from the walls but I want to keep cost under $ 2,000 all included. I like a smaller shop and my new shop will be for woodworking only no storage or lawn tools.suggestions of all sorts are welcome after looking at so many pics of shops I cant make up my mind 18×14 is about the size your working with. So let the planning begin


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#1 posted 03-09-2010 11:07 PM

this is great news i wish i could give up too but my will power died long ago

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#2 posted 03-09-2010 11:25 PM

Protip: Don’t include a spot for the ashtray.

-- Jason, Atlanta, GA

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#3 posted 03-09-2010 11:31 PM

C’mon Andy Your a genius you can easily do it. Well not easily ! My son has stopped about 2 years ago and still has cravings, it’s they say harder to give up than heroin I don’t know what to say. However most of my family died young from smoking Dad died 61 uncle 62 mother in law 62 uncle 58 brother 52 so c’mon try again your best pal Grandpa Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 03-09-2010 11:39 PM

I kicked it using those Nicoderm CQ patches. The hardest part was what to do with hands while driving and other times when I was accustomed to smoking. I got real good at twirling pens and pencils over my knuckles as something to do. Haven’t smoked again and this was 12 years ago. Smoked for 30 years before that. So you can do it.

I have come to realize that smoking is a very smelly habit.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#5 posted 03-10-2010 12:07 AM

Tom jog I said two packs a day It would be like choking not jogging


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#6 posted 03-10-2010 12:09 AM

PH69 thanks for the insight


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#7 posted 03-10-2010 12:31 AM

Didn’t start smoking until I started driving longhaul. Both are bad choices. noknot your going to miss all those fun times of chasing butts thru your dust collection. Ask you doctor for wellbutrine or the like, its a happy pill that takes the edge off so you dont hurt anyone. Last time I tryed to quit, my friends started buying cigs for me, ok ok ok so I got a little grumpy. As for the shop …..................

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#8 posted 03-10-2010 12:40 AM

hi i stopped smoking 8 month s ago i smoked 2 packs a day you have to really want to give them up i mean really want to stop smoking i made a list of all the reason s why i should stop i came up with about 50 very good reasons why i shod stop and no reason to keep on smoking it is not easy but well worth it it will get easer ever day that you are off them you will feel a lot better after a few weeks of not smoking i can walk 5 miles a day now if i can stop smoking you can good look just take it one day at a time dont wore about tomorrow it will take care of it self

branch ok good look

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#9 posted 03-10-2010 12:52 AM

Good luck, we wish you well. A new shop is well worth it, right. Okay I stopped a while ago using chantix. The side effects are scary but I didn’t have any and it worked well for me. You can smoke for a while when you start using it. It will block the sensors in your brain from the pleasing effects of nicotine, then when you quit you really don’t have any withdrawls, you kind of slowly went through them while you were smoking. Another plus, is that if you “slip” and smoke a butt while hanging out with some buddies, the nicotine doesn’t get through and start you all over again. But like I said that is my experience, and the listed side effects are really dramatically scary.
Also I had crazy dreams, really weird F’d up dreams.
Good luck and include lots of electrical outlets of assorted voltages, in lots of places. Also a really nice bench with some vises ( you can still have some vises even if you quit smoking).

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#10 posted 03-10-2010 01:14 AM

April 2nd I will have been a non-smoker for 1 year. I used Chanix and only took it for a month it messed with my head and I had weird dreams so I quit taking it.

-- Jim in Cushing Oklahoma

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#11 posted 03-10-2010 02:16 AM

noknot, as of April 5th, I will have been ‘quit’ for 10 years. I started smoking when I was drafted into the service in 1972. Quite when I had a massive heart attack in 2000. You don’t want to quit that way. Quit while you still can and don’t have any permanent damage. It’s hard, but you can do it.

Get yourself a quit smoking calculator to see how much money you are saving. Find a support group, either online or locally.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#12 posted 03-10-2010 02:57 AM

You might look at my shop for some ideas. I mainly build cabinets and furniture. Good luck on stoping the smoking.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 03-10-2010 03:11 AM

I’m soon to be 3 years without a smoke. If I can, any one can. You can too. Just take it 1 day at a time. I quit cold turkey. It can be done, it’s all in your head. Hang in there brother!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#14 posted 03-10-2010 03:21 AM

I used to smoke too. I also quit cold turkey. I woke up one day and decided to quit. So I smoked everything I had. 2 1/2 packs and a pack of clove cigarettes. All in one day. I made myself quite sick. And I haven’t smoked since.

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.

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#15 posted 03-10-2010 03:34 AM

All my most sincere best wishes for both projects.
After smoking for 30 years, like Padre I also suffered a (fairly mild) heart attack in 1988. That was probably the best thing that ever happened, as I finally managed to give up a 2 pack habit. I had tried and failed before, but this time was different.
Due to lack of space I was put into the Male Chest ward, and I lay there all night listening to the rasping breaths of 5 old men thinking what a fool I was to be here entirely through my own fault. What got me through quiting was anger at what I had done to myself and a growing loathing for smoking. It was anything but easy as i was a real addict I suffered for over 2 years after which it eased a wee bit, but there was never any shadow of a doubt I would succeed. I still hate it and cannot stand the smell of smoke. I realise this makes me rather intolerant, but that is a price I can pay for Life. I’m convinced I would not be alive today (Aged 69) if I had continued to smoke. Make use of any aids you want but the only thing which will MAKE you win is your determination and hatred of the stuff.
PS If you want some inspiration watch some re-runs of MAD MEN.

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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