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The title says it all. I like to make small things such as cabinets and boxes, things I see in antique shops or magazines. The problem is I don't have any use for them so they just sit in the basement collecting dust or shipped off to the Goodwill. How many spice cabinets does one person need? I don't like to give things to people because if they don't like them what do they do with them they feel obligated to take them. If someone says they like something then take it please! If someone asks me to make them something then I do it for them for free. I suppose I could sell stuff on line but then there can be a lot of hassles connected with those transactions.
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I work out . I built these yellow bumper plate stands from 2/6 pine , as I haven't tried welding yet .
I was going to replace them with steel , but three years later there not warping and are still fulfilling there need . Actually , most people think the bumper plate stands and bar racks are steel , till you them otherwise





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!...Eureka!!
Move all your gym stuff to the garage and all the garage-shop stuff to the gym. Problem solved.
(Betcha the garage would be all spanky new and warm before Halloween...)
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I have not sold anything that I have made. I mainly make end grain cutting boards. They are given to friends and family, wedding gifts, etc. I have made other items. Some for me. Some shop stuff. I really do not want to get into, "the business" of selling woodworking projects that I make. It would take the enjoyment out of it. I know eventually I will make some things to sell. But until then, I will just make things that I like.
Once I get my shop, I plan on making furniture for my house. I would also like to do the same with my two sons, and work with them to furnish their houses. That in itself could take me well into the point of slowing down and enjoying other interest in life.

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I have settled in on picture frames mainly for now. Wife being a fairly productive artist I won't soon run out of projects. I've already had a couple of requests for special projects, but as I get more into it, I see it will take a lot of money to make spectacular frames, just in raw materials. Screw it up and you get to make it good. All it takes is a little twist and the corners don't work, or the back side is mismatched on depth. Fussy, fussy.

I haven't made any furniture since the house is full. Cabinetry is on the horizon as well as outdoor projects for the back yard mini park.

Sometimes the joy of woodworking is just puttering in the shed.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
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!...Eureka!!
Move all your gym stuff to the garage and all the garage-shop stuff to the gym. Problem solved.
(Betcha the garage would be all spanky new and warm before Halloween...)
now that's a plan...
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What do I do with the things I make? I haven't figured that out yet. I either need to build less silly things or more shelves.
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more shelves and what you do is far from silly...
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A lot of my small things are built as gifts with a specific person in mind.

A lot of my 'bigger' things are usually decor pieces for either Girl Scouts, School, or Vacation Bible School at Church. Those get tricky, because I don't have space to store a lot of them, but the "power that be" doesn't want to get rid of them in case we need them again.

My fun stuff sits around the house until someone comments on it and I usually give it to them. (I learned that from my Great Uncle Forrest, who had a ROOM full of projects upstairs. If a visitor commented on something in his house, chances there were 2 or 3 more ready to go)

Some get 'recycled' into newer projects, others get donated to yard sales, etc.

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Sometimes the joy of woodworking is just puttering in the shed.
That's usually the whole point for me.
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