So You’ve Heard of a Lazy Sunday, How About a Lazy Week?

In this week’s blog, I thought it might be interesting to take you on a journey through my week in woodworking.  If you think showing a picture of an adorable dog will make us forget ... Oh look he is sleeping with his favorite toy.The only problem with doing that is that it was a completely unproductive week – we think it has to do with the fact that we were talking unionizing and the ‘Man‘ just cut our hours.  Coming off the one year anniversary, I was all gung-ho on getting into the shop Monday night and begin filming the next project – Let's see there are 24 hours in a day.  Now there's community prayer, meetings, class prep, the things that throw the schedule out of whack, exercise, sleep, ohh can't forget eating, teaching, cleaning, working.  Just adding it all up, we get 25; nope, not a problem at all.(in a whisper) leaks for a nominal fee, just see us after the blog post – but then life happens.

The biggest culprit was my new wellness program.  Four weeks ago my doctor told me that I needed to take better care of my health.  Not to go into a lot of detail, I currently enjoy good health – his favorite meal is chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes and sweet peas covered in cream gravy; every cardiologist’s dream for a new boat – but if I did not make some changes there were going to be problems down the road.  Things were going well, and as I was beginning Week 3 (this week) the personal trainer decided to up the ante on both the cardio and resistance training regimens.  The result being dead-tired and tight, achy quads.  I just did not feel like dragging myself down into the shop, and it is getting colder – he’s originally from Texas so I guess the 50° weather can be a bit much for him.  So instead of going down to the shop, I did something I remember doing as a kid.  The original video on demandI watched television programs on the day and time they aired.  So I am all caught up on Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Bones, Gracepoint, though NCIS tricked me and ran a re-run.

I can redeem myself a little bit – a Pelagian, get the lighter fluid! (BTW, if you get that reference you can skip Sunday school this week) – as I watched 51 YouTube woodworking videos.  Now that I have written that for all to see, I am having second thoughts about admitting it.  But … I did do a few other things that might just get me back into good standing with the active woodworking community.  I purchased a few new things for the shop: a carbide-tipped rougher and finishing chisel by Easy Wood Tools and a lovely new 4-Jaw chuck for the lathe.  The moral of the story kids is that sometimes it is just a stump sitting in the closet.More importantly, however, I stared at a log that has been sitting in my closet for 4 years and finally decided what to do with it – this is the part where we should insert the villain laugh.

Now that I have gotten all of that out of my system, I am ready to hit the ground running this weekend to make a dent in my next video project – don’t worry he’ll be paying time and half for weekend work; woodworking minions of the world unite.

 

Now that he’s done, we can hook you up with what the next project is.  Just send us 50¢ in unmarked $1-bills to our personal PayPal account, and we will fax it to you in the mail, provided you send us your email address, of course.

 

 

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In this week's blog, I thought it might be interesting to take you on a journey through my week in woodworking. The only problem with doing that is that it was a completely unproductive week
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  1. Chances are you’ve heard of Parkinson’s Law . It says that “work expands so as to fill up the time available for its completion.” So whether you’re given two weeks or two days to finish a project, you’ll feel like you need all of the time given to you.

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