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post #1 of 12 Old 10-25-2010, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Do my tools still work?

After too much time out of my shop it is time to find out again. Last week I managed to cobble together a picture frame for my wife out of a piece of 1x3 pine with some nice greying running through the piece. I guess I should start by finishing up some half finished projects. It is sad that I usually have more ideas than time or energy.

Hope you all have a great day.

Of course power tools and alcohol don't mix. Everyone knows power tools aren't soluble in alcohol...
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-25-2010, 11:26 AM
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Cool, when you get caught up, want to come over and help me with unfinished projects? I'll keep you busy.

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I always have some small half finished projects laying around. They are great for warming up for the big stuff or trying something new out.

"Say hello to my little friend" Macie Clark, Christmas 2010

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uncompleted projects can be completed

I had this desk partially completed for about thirty years. About a year ago I finally got some time to finish it. I'm glad I kept it and completed it.

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That desk is jaw dropping Beautimous, Bret!

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+1 on that gorgeous desk....oh my!

Project's and everything that goes with them is subject material for a fairly large-ish book.And am mainly refering to the motivation side of it.Try to get a handle on how your motivation rises and falls.Does it peak early,then fall off?Things "should" change drastically when monies are involved.IOWs if its a payin gig,projects take on a different air about them.

Our machine shop is a very nice collection of American iron from the 40's......I have been working on a 1947 Norton surface grinder for several years.I wish it was done.It is stalled at the 85% completion level due to lack of $$ more than motivation.

Have always said "I want it all" WRT general shop attitude.And this isn't about goin out and buying whatever gizmo pc. of equip. dejour.......Its about all those little things that money can't buy.Having finished/painted drywall.A clean,well appointed shop bathroom.Very well thought out storage,ect. ect.For us,this keeps the motivation aspect high.We turn out professional work,with a prof. attitude,in a prof working environment.BW
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bret..........no one likes a show off, but you could show off more if you like. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Bet I could do it in 29 years........easy.
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I had this desk partially completed for about thirty years. About a year ago I finally got some time to finish it. I'm glad I kept it and completed it.

Bret
Now I understand that it takes only 30 years to do that kind of work. Beautiful, by the way.

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That is a beautiful desk. I didn't get much done but I managed a new shelf for the wife that tended to be more of a brute force design, but she likes it. Next week I get a few days off and need to work on a chuck box for the Boy Scouts. Nothing fancy on this one, it will be brute force all the way. Look at the target.

Of course power tools and alcohol don't mix. Everyone knows power tools aren't soluble in alcohol...
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Re: Do my tools still work?

That is a beautiful desk. It's also great to be able to finish some of the old projects. Any time spent in the shop is good time.

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I always have some small half finished projects laying around. They are great for warming up for the big stuff or trying something new out.
dont we all you should see my shop its mess
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procrastination master

I may never finish this project. I get it out and fiddle with it and then put it away then repeat. This has been going on for decades.

I did remove the band of carved faces and put in up on my fireplace mantle so I could enjoy looking at it.

I should mention that I did not carve this piece. It's a found item and it has been a "basket case" ever since.

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