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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-07-2015, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Default Wow, I have too many projects going in at once

This may not be a lot by other people's standards, but for me, 4 things at once is a good bit. Boy, I'm enjoying it though.

First I have my work bench torsion box top that I have began, but before that I already was working on some custom trim for my front door, and I still need to finish it up as well. Last night I hit another solid lick on that and made some of the detail trim to go on the bigger trim pieces. It is by no means an elaborate design, but for my level of experience and skill, it is a solid exercise for sure.

Aside from that, my wife's friend has a wind chime that a the wood pieces had weathered badly and needed redone. I just finished redoing the one we had here at home. And my wife showed it to her since she had originally given it to my wife, and she mentioned she needed hers done also, and of course I got volunteered.

Now today at work, I was cleaning out the work shop area and ran across a dry erase board in nearly unused condition to be thrown away, and I recalled how these can be used as a surface to make a bare bones router table, and of course I want to try it. I don't have the slightest need now but it seems like a fun thing to do and maybe I can sell it for a few bucks and get some skills and knowledge in the process. I won't start this until I have finished the other three things though. I already made all the wood parts for the wind chime repair. That only took a couple of hours from layout to finished. The door casing is close to finished, and the work bench becomes top priority as soon as the last piece of door trim leaves the top of my temporary bench top. The head frieze board is all that's left, but it has to have some lettering engraved first.

After these things, I have a long list of things I want or need to make. The router table is totally not needed since my purchase of the Kreg table. I just thought since I have the table, now it will be much easier to make other tables, and be very precise while doing it also.
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4 things at once - it's too responsible I think, but I know that my dad can deals with 5 things at once, - that is fantastic. As for me I always wonder how people can pay attention at all those ones and get great results, hah?! You must be the same master!
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I actually work to keep my concurrent woodworking projects to as few as possible. Usually 1 at a time, 2 if I need to work on something quickly. This is to make sure I actually finish my projects, otherwise I would run out of space in my shop with it being full of unfinished projects.
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Dang Duane. Just reading about your projects made me tired so I had to take a break!

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I actually work to keep my concurrent woodworking projects to as few as possible. Usually 1 at a time, 2 if I need to work on something quickly. This is to make sure I actually finish my projects, otherwise I would run out of space in my shop with it being full of unfinished projects.
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Duane I'd feel as though I won the lottery if I had your problems lol . J/k
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Well I put up a few pics tonight of the progress on the torsion box workbench top in my other thread in the tools and woodworking section. I got all the birch plywood strips ripped out and ready to begin joinery on them.
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Got a dresser, a small matching table for the rocker, couple of knickknack boxes and a hundred board feet of wood to mill up....its all a matter of focus and time...you'll get em done,,, good chance you'll always have several things going on at once.. nuttn worng with that
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Isn't it amazing how quickly the 'TODO' list of projects builds up? If only the number of daytime hours grew linearly with said list.
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You know it is a loaded question when your wife says "Now that the toy box is finished, what is your next project?"

There is not a good answer for that question except "What do you want me to build, dear?"
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