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Thread: New Year's Resolutions

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA

    New Year's Resolutions

    We don't hear much of them any more - probably because we don't mean them anyway.

    However, plans for the coming year are always relevant.

    So what do you have planned that is woodworking related?

    I am making a more workable area for woodworking. I got the first load of building materials home just before the Great White Out.

    And I am seriously considering a CNC machine - if I can work out a place to set it up.

    Your turn.

    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Mine is to get my dust collector hooked up before i buy another tool. And when a tool is blunt dont wait to mess up a project before taking the time to sharpen it or buy a new blade or bit.

    Othere resolutions are to loose all the weight i have gained over Christmas holidays and some extra. Do more business than i did last year. Spend more time in my shop than at the computer. Buy more good woodworking related books than magazines. (Your book Carol affirmed that attitude for me.) Again i am tired of the blatant selling bias taking place in the magazines. Journalism should be journalism not salesmanship.

    Tell my wife and kids i love them more often.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    No resolutions here either.

    Plans for this year include:

    Shop: Will be putting a ceiling in, building out walls, re-wiring, insulating, building cabinets/getting organized, cleaning/tuning up my tools.

    Outside: In the spring I've got some fence repairs to do around the pool, a cover/surround to put over the pool equipment, and landscape lighting to do.

    House: A master bath remodel planned, insulating the garage, installing hardwood stair treads, and building master bedroom furniture.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Slowly accumulate some big power toys for the garage. Get 220V into the garage.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    I resolved to no long make resolutions....

    I do have some plans, one is to make a new workbench, that is to also dismantle the back bench around the SawStop, make them two separate work areas.

    Other than that, stick to my new healthier lifestyle which will improve my woodworking too!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Not to purchase any more tools or stock. Use what I have or can aquare free, er without stealing.
    "We the People ......"

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    keep my shop cleaner....
    "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

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    The only resolution I have is to get my shop organized so I can actually use it. Then I have several projects I want to complete...

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    My plan it to come up with a Organ of my own design and like Carol look into a CNC to play with.
    A Turn N Time
    Components for John Smith Organs and the Hobby Organ Builder

    Frog Pond Guitars

    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Puyallup, WA
    My woodworking goals are to build a Hal Taylor rocking chair and learn to use my lathes. Towards that end, I received Hal Taylor's book and DVD set for an xmas gift (from myself ). If, after going through the material and it still seems doable, purchase the plans, template, the 45 bf. of 8/4 wood and get started.

    Non-woodworking, I'd like to continue the resolution that I made (and met) last year, which was to exercise 6 days/week. Additionally, I'd like to try and learn to play the guitar again. I tried a few years back with little success. If anyone has a recommendation for a simple, tab-based book please let me know.

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