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Thread: My best day in my shop since i built it

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada

    My best day in my shop since i built it

    Hi All

    Well i gotta say a long time ago Glenn Bradley said something that has been reverberating in my ears for a long time. I have been waiting and hoping and persevering.

    The day finally came. Glenn i finally reached the stage where i could walk in the shop first thing in the morning, and come out at 4:30pm.

    What a great day. I owe a lot of it to all of you. The thinks i have learnt here and the tips one sees and the day comes when it all slots into place and you gave "rolling woodworking" (couldnt say thunder since it aint raining here)

    I think i used every machine and handtool in my shop (well just about except for the lathe)

    Today was a flatwork day. It felt so darn good.

    I hope its happening for you guys too.

    No jig building, workbench worked perfectly. Aircon kept shop cool.

    Router Ladys tips were remembered and the magic washer found to make a template.
    And those "new" planes.....ohhhhhhhhhhh i am lost for words to describe it.

    So a big thank you to all of you. I would never have got their without ya all.

    Dont get me wrong i aint saying i was perfect. Just for once it was really enjoyable and not frustrating.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Ya gotta love it. I remember not too far back I started to realize I was saying "I've got something to do that with" more than "if I only had a (blank) I could do that". It really ups your enjoyment when things are handy, ready and functional. Glad you had a good one Rob. Here's to many more.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    good for you rob you deserve it!!! and i too had a fun day didnt get as far as i wanted but i have enjoyed the journey today
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Under MI thumb
    Good for you Rob. What'd ya make?

    A picture is worth a thousand words.
    A video is worth a thousand pictures.
    Experience is priceless.

  5. #5
    No pics didn't happen!

    Glad to hear you had an enjoyable productive day in the shop. I find myself in the shop more often now even though I do this for a living. It just seems more enjoyable lately. I wonder if it has something to do with all the tools loml has bought me recently. B ut it's nice to be able to do things now without having to rig something up to do it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Isn't it nice when all the pieces fit together at once? Glad to see you had a productive day.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    It amazes me that some daysI can go down to the shop at 8am and think about taking a break to get a cup of coffee and look at the clock and it's past lunchtime. (for that matter it amazes me even more that I didn't go upstairs to use the "facilities"
    Glad you had a good productive day Rob
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario
    I saw the title and I thought I was going to read about a "For Sale" sign going up on the NN's place...
    There's usually more than one way to do it... ........

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Donecha love it when a plan comes together..
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  10. #10
    We all need a great day at least once a week....keeps our spirits high!

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