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04-01-2019 05:07 PM

Besides friends and family, what brings you the most joy?

-- Community Manager

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#1 posted 04-01-2019 05:15 PM

I like to do a project with NO PLANS and from salvage material that turns out well enough for me to like.

Many years ago the woodburning shop stove saw many of mine! Hey I got some use from them-Shop Heat.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 04-01-2019 05:15 PM

Since we left family and friends out of the picture. Sounds corny but ,Helping others and keeping busy.


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#3 posted 04-01-2019 05:23 PM

I would like to be able to get in my bass boat, and go catch some fish….Also would like to be able to be in my shop making sawdust while working on a project…..With this recent back surgery, none of this is possible yet…..!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#4 posted 04-01-2019 05:30 PM

My list is pretty long.

Taking pictures, mostly with my iPhone.
The 1st cup of coffee every morning.
The sounds of a thunderstorm.
Bacon always brings me joy.
Cooking over a campfire.
Hiking trails by the creek.
Watching squirrels play.
Exploring old farms.
Old dirt roads.
Road trips.

-- Community Manager

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#5 posted 04-01-2019 05:35 PM

working on a project in the shop on a rainy day or working in the garden on a sunny day.

-- 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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#6 posted 04-01-2019 05:39 PM

I have a number of Pets.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 04-01-2019 05:49 PM

Well, obviously wood working, but I also really enjoy:

worshiping & knowing that I’m going to a better place after I die
blowing snow
spreading manure
pressure washing things
cutting down trees
I second Cricket’s “first cup of coffee in the morning” :)

You asked! lol.

-- Pete

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#8 posted 04-01-2019 06:00 PM

I think you can tell a lot about a person just by knowing what brings them joy.

-- Community Manager

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#9 posted 04-01-2019 06:09 PM

A long nap on a rainy day. The bills are paid. Grinding my own coffee. A clean house. Creating things. Positive people. Spring.

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#10 posted 04-01-2019 06:11 PM

A good Italian beef sandwich!
Having a project go well without any mistakes to fix.
Sunset in the desert!
Driving fast!
Skiing fast!
Campfire and quiet all around!
A good day of fishing!
Exploring new places i have never been before!

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

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#11 posted 04-01-2019 07:27 PM

My dog, baby girl,wife and I get a ton of joy from donating projects to local charities.

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#12 posted 04-01-2019 07:54 PM

A job well done, spending time working on the house or in the yard, playing guitar or mandolin, playing with the kids and aggravating my wife :)

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#13 posted 04-01-2019 08:03 PM

Joy is an elusive illusion.
The older I get, the shorter the event lasts.
My favorite joy is when I can focus on any single thing, that is able to drown out the noise, confusion, hate, and evil around me. Doesn’t matter what the event really is?
Oh Joy, I have to take a crap now…..

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#14 posted 04-01-2019 08:40 PM

Getting on my Homemade, catamaran fishing boat and trolling for whatever will bite. Ice will be out in a few weeks. We live on a lake in Maine.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#15 posted 04-01-2019 09:12 PM

Having a Clean shop full of good tools and lots of good wood…

... and the time to Play with it all!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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