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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-23-2020, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't been in my shop since shortly after Christmas. The entire month of January, I couldn't make myself go out there. No energy, gumption, whatever you want to call it. The first week of February, I went out and started a couple projects, thinking I could do something for Valentine's. Yeah-- not. Started them, then couldn't make myself go back.

Oh well. Finally made it out there this evening, and worked a little bit. I have some new patterns I want to try, but then I saw the projects I had started, so I tried to work on them a bit. The welcome signs I had cut (who knows when) also needed some sanding done. The Valentine's projects are shown. They still have a bit of a way to go, but hopefully I'll get the gumption to get out there to finish soon. The ring dishes are my first attempt, and I need to find a better technique for them. I like the designs, but have to work on the clearing out part. Trial and error. The End.

The Shop Update: Let the insulation installation begin. Our original plan of using Rockwool was changed. Long story; don't feel like going into it or debating at this point. Anyway, We need 10 more rolls, which hopefully, I can get soon. Then to get the walls up. Still need one more sheet of the pink Styrofoam insulation for the ceiling, as well. Next big expenditure will be on all the plywood for the ceiling and walls. That won't happen until Ken goes back to work, and brings in real money.
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You did good on the 2-hearts, I like that, and the ring dishes are a clever idea, once you have them done they are going to be cool.

Don't feel bad about not going out to the shop,,I have been that way too this winter. Just a spurt here and another a few days later. Just haven't been getting into it this year yet.
Good to see the insulation getting done. A note on the walls if you are going to paint the plywood, do it before you put it up, sure beats overhead after you install it. Then it is only touch up after it is installed.
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Love the hearts. Dishes are cute
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Must be catchy. I've put off and delayed working on things for the past month too. Got til the end of May to get about 300 more pieces made over and above what sells or custom orders. Should be nice and easy if I did a few each day, but there's always something standing in the way. Will probably wait til the last minute again and then do about 3 weeks of the all day and 1/2 the night thing. You're not alone Barb!! But good show on the insulation. Somebody should take a hint.

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That's a pretty sweet shop you've got - good place to hang out even if you're not making sawdust. My one-car hovel is packed to the gills but very workable and I'm making pieces for a May festival - rustic cutting boards, a couple Shaker clocks, pasta drying racks, keepsake boxes, tables and more. No time to lose!

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I haven't been doing much either. Winter blues I guess.I need to get busy I have to cut out and paint some toys for a show in March. I love the hearts and ring dishes.
Those big projects like your shop all take time and cash but it will be all worth it in the end.
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Must be catchy. I've put off and delayed working on things for the past month too. Got til the end of May to get about 300 more pieces made over and above what sells or custom orders. Should be nice and easy if I did a few each day, but there's always something standing in the way. Will probably wait til the last minute again and then do about 3 weeks of the all day and 1/2 the night thing. You're not alone Barb!! But good show on the insulation. Somebody should take a hint.
Iíve delayed and put off working on things for 20 years lol . This may be the year !
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I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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Iíve delayed and put off working on things for 20 years lol . This may be the year !
Now you have 20 years accumulation to move...............
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Now you have 20 years accumulation to move...............
HErb
Thatís actually very accurate

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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You haven't lost the touch. They're nice, My wife said so !!!. I've reached the end of my cancer treatments but am still too weak to work in the shop. I CAN'T EVEN GET OUT THERE! Life is good though. I've had my first "in remission" diagnosis - first good news in a year and a half. Chin up, Barb.
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