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Question Of The Week... ( 2018 week 19)

Discussion in 'Contests, Swaps, Giveaways, Member Meetups etc.' started by ripjack13, May 6, 2018.

  1. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    What does your shop time mean to you?




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    Leprechauns, primates, woodticks, sawtoothed northerners, and wood lovers are welcome to post an answer.
    But who cares, no ones reads the rules anyhow....

     
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  2. woodman6415

    woodman6415 Member Full Member

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    Away from the boss time ..
    It's where I go for stress relief...
    Life is good when I'm in my shop ..,
     
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  3. steve bellinger

    steve bellinger Member Full Member

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    Me time. Don't really matter what I'm doing if anything at all.
     
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  4. Mike1950

    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    Something to do- used to be self employed- employees- on the run all the time. That disappeared with economy in 2008- just traded that for another obsession - wood.
     
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  5. Schroedc

    Schroedc Apprentice Saw Maker Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    These days it's my escape from everything else.
     
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  6. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    It's my relaxing time, what I do for pleasure. Sime people hunt, fish, play cards, etc. Mostly I work in the Shop. My Zen Time. Tony
     
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  7. Tclem

    Tclem Can't buy love. Buy wood instead Full Member

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    It means I’m not having anymore kids. Guess I’m not getting much shop time since the ol lady said another one is on the way aghhhhh
     
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  8. Mike1950

    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member

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    Congrats- You do realize I am keeping track of the mean things you are saying about the "ol Lady". This is going to cost you to keep me silent!!!! :cool:
     
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  9. Tclem

    Tclem Can't buy love. Buy wood instead Full Member

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    She already knows. Lol. That’s why I’m always in the dog house
     
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  10. woodtickgreg

    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member

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    All of the above mentioned applies to me, it's my escape, my shop is my happy place even if I'm not doing anything but sitting there with the radio on and dreaming. time on the lathe or scroll saw is my favorite because when I am in the zone and focused on what I am doing the world just goes away. Right now I really don't get much shop time, work is crazy and I have to take the overtime while its there because it's automotive based and history shows it won't last, when it slows down I'll be in a good position financially to work less and spend more time in the shop. I have to have my shop time, I have a basic need to create, I can't stay away from it for long. I have to work with my hands no matter what it is, wood working, metal working, mechanics, bicycles, my motorcycle, sewing machines.........something. I'm blessed that I can still do the long days that I do and for the opportunity to work the overtime, I have struggled a long time financially after the divorce and now the new job is really helping me to get back on top. I have a great gal by my side now that not only admires what I do with my hands but also understands my basic need for it. She never tells me what I can and cannot do or what tools I can buy, she just gets it and me. She never batted an eye when I told her I was driving to Texas from Michigan to pick up a drill press, she understood it and stayed home to take care of my cats so this could happen, that's support of my basic needs and shop time. I have been in a controlling abusive relationship and would never go down that road again, I just don't get the guys that have to walk on egg shells to get any shop time or by a tool because they will hear it from their spouses, I will never do that again.
    So my shop time means a lot to me and it's important that my girl understands that, and I finally have a girl that does, I am blessed.
     
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    Super cool! My second is due next month on the day after my birthday.

    I'll just call shop time my creation therapy. Creating keeps me sane, woodwork or music. Once in awhile I draw and paint as well but that has gotten rare and even rarer I used to dabble in literature.
     
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    Time in the shop with some good tunes is my favorite thing (don't tell my wife).... the hours fly by
     
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    That is funny because as much as I like music the only sound I like in the shop are the sound of hand tools. I use power as well but hate the noise.
     
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    The opportunity to rely on me alone to create usable things from trees! Pushing boundaries that I never saw in my working career. Chuck
     
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    We just built a 24x36 house a few years ago. My shop is a refuse for me. Been married 42 years and love her dearly. She still admires what I do with my hands and my need for it. Sometimes I sit and think and other time. I JUST SIT.
     
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    My shop is my “man cave” it is my refuge and my get away...I used to be able to get lost in there for hours but the back problems has severely limited my ability and that has been rough because I have a need to stay busy. I’ve started getting back in the shop but I have to pace myself and be careful. I guess you could say that I am lucky that my wife of 27 years is very supportive and understands me, although I got a talking to today for getting dust on her clean car :sarcastic:
     
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  17. rocky1

    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    I bet you told her your back was bothering you or you'd wash it, didn't you!
     
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  18. Lou Currier

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    Nope...I offered but she quipped that I would probably hurt myself :sarcastic:
     
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  19. David Hill

    David Hill I collect & use Texas woods---but prefer Mesquite. Full Member

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    The shop—aka “studio” is my place to get away. Cell doesn’t work unless all the doors are open and it’s at the edge of our portable handsets on the land line. Once I have the machines on, fans or AC, plus the stereo sometimes—-am oblivious to all outside interference.
    That’s when I get to be in the zone. I can focus or think about what each blank or piece of wood will become then make it happen. Total nirvana ( btw—I listen to that too).
     
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    From recent Instagram evidence that just means you'll have to double size your garden.

    Congrats.
     
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