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Question Of The Week... ( 2019 week 19)

Discussion in 'Contests, Swaps, Giveaways, Member Meetups etc.' started by ripjack13, May 5, 2019.

  1. ripjack13

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

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    During your woodworking career, have you faced adversity? And how did you overcome it?








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  2. woodtickgreg

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

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    Well I wouldn't call my wood working a career. It's just a fun hobby for me.
    Adversity was a miserable controlling ex wife.
    I overcame that by leaving the b.... and getting a divorce. Now my shop is even better and no one tells me what I can or cant buy. I can work in my shop whenever I want and do what I want. The new girlfriend of 3 years loves what I do and encourages it.
    Adversity solved!
     
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  3. ripjack13

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

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    Karl_99 Member Full Member

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    The only adversity I have had to overcome was getting my wife to understand that those packages in the mail were profitable! She accepts what I do, but does not get involved with it - I think it's a win-win!
     
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  5. Lou Currier

    Lou Currier Member Full Member

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    My adversity is box making. I really want to make some but fear the process. I am hoping to meet someone some day who will teach me. Videos haven’t helped.
     
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    Some things are meant not to be
     
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  7. Herb G.

    Herb G. Member Full Member

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    What happened to week 19?
     
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  8. ripjack13

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

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    Dag nabbit....I did it again, didn't I?
     
  9. ripjack13

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

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    There. I switched on the time machine. Back to the present. Heh heh heh.

    Thanks @Herb G.
     
  10. David Hill

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

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    Well...... yes and no.
    Nothing like having an injury or other life changing event like some of y’all have had or are having.
    My more mundane problems have been material failure ( having commissioned things blow up), machinery failures (though none since my last upgrades a while back), and that TIME thing.
     
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  11. Tclem

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

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    I threatened her with a divorce
     
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