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    What frustrates you the most about woodworking???

    Yesterday ‘Gord in Newmarcket started a thread on this subject on the Canadian Woodworking Forum. See the thread: http://www.canadianwoodworking.com/f...ad.php?t=19054

    Gord introduced the thread with:

    Hi All,

    Over the years I’ve talked to a large number of woodworkers and without a doubt there is always something that frustrates any given woodworker no matter how long they’ve been working wood………………………..

    What frustrates you the most???

    Finishing
    Sanding
    Joinery
    Design
    Machinery
    Material selection
    The brother in law that thinks he knows everything
    etc…………………feel free to add in your own pet peeves.

    You get the general idea, what drives you around the bend when it comes to woodworking?

    All the best
    Gord

    There have been many good responses to Gord’s question on Canadian Woodworking and I would like to hear from folks here on the same question.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Clutter in the shop and the fact that I can't find the tool I need now -mostly because of that clutter. I have places for most things, with the exception of the cuts-offs once my cut-off bin is full (which it almost always is). But, am am constantly neglecting to put tools and small parts/hardware back where they belong.
    Last edited by Frank Pellow; 11-22-2007 at 12:29 PM.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Stuff that takes 4 times longer to do than what you planned on.
    Oh - guess that's about all the WW I do. Nevermind.
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    Dirty shop

    Get on a roll and dont pick up after myself..........then I blame you guys that one of you taken one of my tools that just had 10 minutes ago.

    Hate you guys with "See my shop" with no dam sawdust in the corners

    THERE NOW I FEEL BETTER, GOT THAT OFF MY CHEST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Spare View Post
    ...............Hate you guys with "See my shop" with no dam sawdust in the corners.............
    Corners..........?

    Man, I've not seen a corner in my shop in a while
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    not having ANY time to do woodworking
    my goal in life is to be as good a person as my kids think i am

    life is short, even in it's longest days

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    Finding good furniture quality hardwoods -- then paying for them. I usually travel 150 miles (one way) for a good supplier. Buying bulk creates two issues, first being cost, second being storage.

    Tony, BCE '75

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    - lack of time
    - lack of space
    - lack of climate control (too cold Dec - March, too hot in August )
    - the mess I make
    - sanding and finishing get old quick, but I don't hate every second of it!
    - mistakes/wasting wood
    - spending hours of perfectly good shop time on the internet!
    Got Wood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
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    Sooo true!
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    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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