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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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As if our forum members didn't already know it. Not only is woodworking fun but it's also good for your mental well-being. (Some of us might need to do a bit more for that to become obvious). See the attached newspaper clipping if you don't believe me
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Well hell then, I need to tell the wife I need about $500 dollars worth of new mental health equipment in my "shed" Thanks Georgie!

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But Corey, according to the article you have to share them with your fellow woodworkers.
Can I borrow your new $500 tool

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Right on, Corey! In fact, as it's so good for our health, shouldn't our tools be bought through government medical insurance?

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But Corey, according to the article you have to share them with your fellow woodworkers.
Can I borrow your new $500 tool

Sure.... assuming the wife signs off on this whole plan

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Well I didn't need anyone to tell me this. I am living proof of this factor since being fully disabled from 2003 and beyond from my 19 year of life. I took up wood working just for that reason so I wouldn't be sitting around the house sulking. And I get all my aggresions out. And I have a fine piece of what I'm building to admire.

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The only such places that I've come across here in WESTERN Australia are really small places within the grounds of retirement villages. But there is no doubt in my mind that pottering about in a shed is therapeutic, and leaves no time for boredom, especially if combined with membership of a forum like this.

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...bought through government medical insurance?
As an American I find this statement saddening and confusing. Government WHAT?!? I know what all those words mean by themselves but when you combine them... sheesh!

Neat article. I was surprised that this was about communal environments and not the solitude that I normally associate with my "shed".
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A shed/shop etc. for solitude? As far as I'm concerned the more the merrier in my shed, like Mike, I would love to have weekly sawdust Saturdays with standing room only. For solitude I replace the sound deadening headset for my high quality wireless headphones and listen to the likes of Plasido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa etc.

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