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post #1 of 8 Old 04-18-2011, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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I was just wondering about how much time you get to spend in the shop turning on a weekly basis? I myself wish I could do this everyday but other duties take priority. I try to work on something at least 2 days during the week and most all the weekend. I spent this evening mowing and cutting a few bowl blanks. I'm also working on putting a finish on a few bowls. It's a time consuming process.It usually takes about a week to get the finish on right. It's WOP.
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-18-2011, 09:19 PM
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I live in my shop, 60-80 hours a week.

It's a job.

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I spend all day in an office setting, jones-ing for an opportunity to get to the garage/shop...

Fortunately, the Boss quilts and sews, so she retires to her space and me, mine...

We car-pool most days for our +/- 100mi round trip.

I do get to spend 2-3 hours in the evening and 6-8 hrs on the weekends doing fun stuff*...

Guess that comes out to about 16-24 hrs/week.

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*I also like to play with firearms, reload, etc...
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-18-2011, 10:45 PM
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Well being I'm retired an lazy,I don't have any certain amount of time I spend there.To me its a fun thing as I just have to be doin something. and just like to make things.

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I try and get 1-3 hours several days during the week and longer on weekends. Wifey is training for her 2nd Ironman triathlon so she's out running/riding all day on the weekends, so I get plenty of guilt free shop time.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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i will spend a couple hrs a day about 3 days a week plus a little more on weekends.but this will slow as weather warms
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Between a full time job, a 2 year old daughter, and a pregnant wife, I don't get much shop time, but I'm not complaining either, plenty of time in the future for that!

Still I'd say I get in about 1 to 2 hours an evening during the week, and maybe 4 or 5 hours on a weekend, so upward of 12 to 15 hours a week. Just enough to scratch the itch so to speak.

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id say i get 1-2 hours a week day and my day off on thursday i get 8 and on the weekend 4 hours a day so i consider myself lucky with a 2 and a 3 year old and a wife that doesnt get the joy of woodturning........................p.s. glidden im sorry if your signature is real but thats one of the funniest things iv read in a long time

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