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Woodworking is a creative profession and when the inspiration is there, it can feel like you're on top of the world. But when the creative well runs dry, it's easy to be overcome by inertia. If you rely on woodworking to make a living, you don't have the luxury of waiting for inspiration to strike. It takes effort to get out of a creative rut and back into your groove. Here are a few tips to help get those creative juices flowing. Woodworker's Block
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If I ever make it through my wife's honey-do list I'll try some of that.
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Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Grandchildren cure my idleness. The latest... Grandad, can you make me a ballerina box? 4 year old girl asks, what ya gonna do?
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Grandchildren cure my idleness. The latest... Grandad, can you make me a ballerina box? 4 year old girl asks, what ya gonna do?
The first thing I would have to do is look up what a ballerina box looks like.

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She caught me too.

Its the old fashioned jewellery box with a ballerina folded under the lid and when you lift the lid she springs up and turns while music plays.

But then I have TWO grand daughters, Could you imagine what would happen if only one of them got a ballerina box?
Thats the next three months taken care of.
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She caught me too.

Its the old fashioned jewellery box with a ballerina folded under the lid and when you lift the lid she springs up and turns while music plays.

But then I have TWO grand daughters, Could you imagine what would happen if only one of them got a ballerina box?
Thats the next three months taken care of.
Looks like you might be making 2 of them, be sure to post your build, I would be interested in that too.
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I have nine grandkids, ranging from 25 down to three months. Five are girls. Going to quit woodworking and take up knitting.

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go fishing or take a nap...
I'm retired...
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well said,
gin works too
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If the customers would quit bringing work I could insulate my shop for winter, it's getting cool here.

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