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 Post subject: Procrastination....OVER
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:10 pm 
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Doldrums are no FUN.....Working in my shop has always been the solution for me. Problem is....I get a project started...then before I can finish it (awaiting hardware or a myriad of other reasons to put it on hold) I start another one! The last few weeks I've been reluctant to allocate shop time because I had so many small projects on my bench that turned into a pile of clutter. Today I cleaned it up! Making some serious resolutions! I turned 70 this year and it's time to start treasuring the moments left to me.
I built my bench in 2004, then flattened it & upgraded it with drawers in about 2007. Today I cleaned it off......made good use of the LN chisel plane that has been languishing in my plane cabinet hoping to find a way to prove it's worth. It is one of those tools that 'caught my eye' and I snapped it up without much thought....but there are times like today when I'm glad I have it.
To my surprise....the bench is still dead flat! The twin screw end vise chop sinks about 1/16th inch but the bench is flat. Makes me happy...love this bench. This album started in summer of 2007 so you'll have to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the last 6 photos I added today...of the 'clean' bench!
https://goo.gl/photos/3Jz8FaBdhZDcmYNb7

Gonna get in there and put another project to rest tonight & tomorrow....stay tuned

Don


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:17 pm 
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Hey Don,

Good for you! Perhaps finishing projects will become contagious! You certainly get a good feeling from it. :-D

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:19 am 
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Yeah, time to get off my bum. Running out of room in the shop.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:44 am 
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Very glad to hear its not just me. Procrastination is a heck of a time waster, and I'm an expert lately. The bench pix are awesome Don.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:19 am 
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I was going to join the "National Procrastination Club" but decided to wait a couple of weeks.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:47 am 
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I don't like to brag but when it comes to procrastination I am considered a HIGH master. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:46 pm 
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I find it difficult to work in the shop in the summer. Just too many things to do outside when the weather allows.
On that note, I am looking forward to the fall.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 pm 
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Since Ive been over here, I haven't made any projects that I really enjoy making. mostly all hobby type stuff. I find it hard to get motivated and enthusiastic about getting in the shop. For example I have 2 picture frame Im building sitting in the shop waiting to be cut to size and joined.....

Ill get out there tomorrow or the next day..maybe Sat


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:28 am 
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got in the shop finished on frame, got it at arts and crafts getting glass cut and backing to mount the painting, just stained the 2nd one waiting for it to dry so I can add 2 coats of shellac and a coat of wax.....

then it to will take a trip to arts and crafts


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