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08-13-2008 03:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question

Thought I would start this thread….I am less productive but more creative in the woodshop since joining LJ’s, well I might be addicted and was wondering if they have a rehab I could check in to :) But I Googled “Rehab for LJ’s” and could not find one :) Not that I really want to…you know the ole saying that two heads are better then one, well what about 5200 heads are better then one..hehe. Love LJ’s… This is an awesome place to hang out…Be well…and God Bless…

PS:Thanx to the Developers of this….

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 08-13-2008 04:06 AM


I think you maybe on to something here!

I’ll bet you’ll find a large amount of us suffer the same affliction.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 08-13-2008 04:08 AM

I’ve been slacking both in the workshop and in LJ’s lately.

It’s just been too doggone hot to get excited about working in my un-air-conditioned shop, and I’ve been too busy at work to keep up with ll the posts here as much as I’d like.

At least I’ve got two “commissions” to get to work on….. The wife wants a pair of Adirondacks, and mom has her order in for a sofa table. Now if only these were paying jobs… <g>

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 08-13-2008 04:08 AM

I too suffer from your ailment. I haven’t done too much in the shop lately, but I have all kinds of ideas running through my head. Cutting boards I never would have made, but after LJ’s it is time to do one for myself using multiple woods and multiple angles like GaryK's. Any box I made in the past I made simple rabbit joints, but now I am working with a back saw and trying my hand at hand cut dove tails.

While not do as much, I find that I am doing more by doing less.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 08-13-2008 04:29 AM

I’ve been having less and less sleep with more and more dreams of working in workshop for 2 consequetive weeks. LOL.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 08-13-2008 05:27 AM

Hey kicking the L.J. addiction is REAL easy! Just have a real old computer and then install firefox. You then have nothing to worry about! I even had a computer guy out here just this morning cause I miss L.J.’s but I cannot navigate here at all anymore unless I go to my personal blog and hit on the L.J. widget. And that’s it!!! Trust me when I say HANG ON TO YOUR ADDICTION!!!
It is the best you can have. I cannot wait to get a new computer so I can get hooked again!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#6 posted 08-13-2008 05:28 AM

Frank don,t feel bad some guys live on here .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#7 posted 08-13-2008 06:12 AM

Join the club!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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John Gray

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#8 posted 08-13-2008 04:17 PM

Spend a couple hours a day here…...when I should be doing more in the shop.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#9 posted 08-13-2008 04:21 PM

yup, me too. If you find a cure, look me up.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#10 posted 08-13-2008 04:31 PM

Fortunately my job means 8 hours out of 10 are spent in front of the computer, so I can just leave a browser open and hit refresh every 15 minutes or so…

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#11 posted 08-13-2008 04:38 PM

LJ’s, it’s not just a job, it’s an addiction.

For me, everything is cyclical. I’ll spend a ton of time in here, then in the shop or elsewhere. Everything happens in spurts – this summer it’s been a lot of yard work and gardening. The past couple weeks have been a challenge, so much rain I’ve had to switch gears every couple of hours… I’m already pining for the fall when I can dissapear back downstairs, rather than dissapear down back building retaining walls – much better on the back!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#12 posted 08-13-2008 05:22 PM

I might have to go for rehab, because of LUMBERJOCKS.<;O)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#13 posted 08-13-2008 07:19 PM

i am also addicted, and i love it. my shop is down right now do to a huge flood in it, so it may be a little while before i get back in, so i will be on here alot.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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Mark Shymanski

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#14 posted 08-13-2008 07:42 PM

Its been real busy here in Brandon, I’ve actually completed a project (almost a week ago now) and will post it once I get enough time at home; we’ve been camping and holidaying the last two weeks so I been suffering severe LJ withdrawal…fortuneatly the last couple of days I’ve been back close to the net and can read about what everyone is doing. I think reading LJs has made me more productive (less time in the shop though) in the shop as I do things better and more effectively. I’ve actually tackled stuff that was beyond me before I started reading here.

Jenn has me building a fence this weekend so I may start the whole withdrawal thing again :-(

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#15 posted 08-13-2008 08:45 PM

Hey computer game genius out there..can’t you create PC games for woodworkers? Something like XBOX soccer game, strategic warcraft likes the rise of Empire II, but players are equiped with TS, BS, SOS, RT, DP…
etc instead, where they can select lumbers, planks, or turning blanks to work with to make boxes, jigs, table, adirondecks. birdhouses bla bla bla… real woodworking enviroment.
Then LJs members may be able to switch from working with wood and visiting LJs in just a second.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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