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Offline Kev

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Patience
« on: June 20, 2016, 06:11 AM »
Hands up if you've ever lacked a bit of patience on a project .. only to botch it up or take longer fixing the very thing you were trying to do faster [embarassed]

In my IT work I'm the father of calm and thinking, but for some reason this typically doesn't translate into the stuff that's DIY/Hobby ... until today. Today I had a moment where I just put the brakes on and said "STOP, DO NOT SAND THE WOOD FILLER THAT IS PROBABLY STILL NOT DRY, do it tomorrow - do something else now".

Yes .. I'm still itching to sand the darn thing and it's probably going to keep me awake thinking about it, but at least I've grown a little [smile]

I'ts amazing how we often don't do what we preach and also ignore what we know.

Offline bobfog

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Re: Patience
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 06:21 AM »
Hands up if you've ever lacked a bit of patience on a project .. only to botch it up or take longer fixing the very thing you were trying to do faster [embarassed]

In my IT work I'm the father of calm and thinking, but for some reason this typically doesn't translate into the stuff that's DIY/Hobby ... until today. Today I had a moment where I just put the brakes on and said "STOP, DO NOT SAND THE WOOD FILLER THAT IS PROBABLY STILL NOT DRY, do it tomorrow - do something else now".

Yes .. I'm still itching to sand the darn thing and it's probably going to keep me awake thinking about it, but at least I've grown a little [smile]

I'ts amazing how we often don't do what we preach and also ignore what we know.

Yeah I'm exactly the same. I hate waiting for things to dry and always have to fight the urge to chance it a bit too soon, sometimes I fail and end up creating more work for myself. I made a prop for a kid's birthday party not so long ago that required a few components be spray painted and impatience/looming deadline panic got the better of me; applying the top coat of lacquer too soon and too liberally and ended up getting runs in the sub coat.

Offline #Tee

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Re: Patience
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 07:36 AM »
ahah ya check out http://makingitpodcast.com/. bob, jimmy and david talk about this stuff all the time. I love jimmy and bobs versatility with materials and skills and not just your typical wood working.
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Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: Patience
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 09:24 AM »
I actually really like the idea of Patience in at lot of areas. I think thats one of the main pleasures of doing handiwork of any kind, and gives the whole process a zen like quality.. Too bad there's something called a deadline, and that other thing called budget overruns..
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Patience
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2016, 11:43 AM »
Ive messed up a lot of projects trying to hurry it along. Wasn't the first time won't be the last.  Maybe one day....
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Patience
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2016, 12:55 PM »
I'm reminded of the old Buddhist thing about patience; the farmer that was so impatient for his crops to grow that he went out at night and tugged on the new shoots to get them to grow larger and sooner. 

Must admit that this bolt hits too close to home...   [crying]
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Offline Cochese

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Re: Patience
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2016, 12:57 PM »
Every single project. My only goal is to improve each time with it.

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Patience
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2016, 07:44 PM »
I find that having more than one project in progress helps me.  While one project dries I turn my full attention to the other...

Offline bdiemer

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Re: Patience
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2016, 07:58 PM »
Glue ups. I always tried to skip the dry run. If I learned anything in building furniture, it's skip the shortcuts. A dry run is good for anything in life. Most of all a glue up.

Offline Steve-Rice

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Re: Patience
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2016, 10:44 PM »
Too bad I didn't think of the dry run thing BEFORE I got married...

Honestly, honey, I was just kidding...  [scared]

Offline Redcarjoiner

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Re: Patience
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2016, 11:30 AM »
LOL Kev you should see me when the internet goes down, I am anything but calm. in my line of work it's all about how you get over problems when things go wrong or when the customer changes there mine half way through a job.

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Patience
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2016, 07:26 PM »
And yet at night.... It's whispering to you as you toss and turn, trying to sleep. 'Sand me Kev, I swear I'm dry enough...'  " I won't ruin your relationship like those other Fillers did"... [poke] [poke] [poke]
Personally Kev, if your Wood Filler is calling you, I'd throw it out as it's obviously gone bad on the shelf... [wink]
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline Kev

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Re: Patience
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2016, 08:31 PM »
And yet at night.... It's whispering to you as you toss and turn, trying to sleep. 'Sand me Kev, I swear I'm dry enough...'  " I won't ruin your relationship like those other Fillers did"... [poke] [poke] [poke]
Personally Kev, if your Wood Filler is calling you, I'd throw it out as it's obviously gone bad on the shelf... [wink]

My Precious .... [scared] [big grin]

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Patience
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2016, 10:41 PM »
And yet at night.... It's whispering to you as you toss and turn, trying to sleep. 'Sand me Kev, I swear I'm dry enough...'  " I won't ruin your relationship like those other Fillers did"... [poke] [poke] [poke]
Personally Kev, if your Wood Filler is calling you, I'd throw it out as it's obviously gone bad on the shelf... [wink]

My Precious .... [scared] [big grin]
[thumbs up] [thumbs up] [doh] [doh] [doh] [jawdrop]. Exactly..:
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Patience
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2016, 02:45 PM »
And yet at night.... It's whispering to you as you toss and turn, trying to sleep. 'Sand me Kev, I swear I'm dry enough...'  " I won't ruin your relationship like those other Fillers did"... [poke] [poke] [poke]
Personally Kev, if your Wood Filler is calling you, I'd throw it out as it's obviously gone bad on the shelf... [wink]

My Precious .... [scared] [big grin]


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Offline Jesse Cloud

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Re: Patience
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2016, 03:06 PM »
I used to have a coffe cup that said "God grant me patience - and I want it right now!!"  [big grin]

I think the need for patience in real woodworking is what drives a lot of people to turning.  [huh]
« Last Edit: June 29, 2016, 12:23 PM by Jesse Cloud »

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Patience
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2016, 08:38 AM »
And yet at night.... It's whispering to you as you toss and turn, trying to sleep. 'Sand me Kev, I swear I'm dry enough...'  " I won't ruin your relationship like those other Fillers did"... [poke] [poke] [poke]
Personally Kev, if your Wood Filler is calling you, I'd throw it out as it's obviously gone bad on the shelf... [wink]

My Precious .... [scared] [big grin]


http://www.timbermate.com.au/products/Timbermate+WaterBased+Wood+Filler.aspx
  I love that stuff, I own multiple colors/cans of it. Once you get used to the smell of it, you're off and running. I think it's a clay based filler, so that might account for the unique smell.  [thumbs up]
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Offline bobfog

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Re: Patience
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2016, 09:18 AM »
Today my patience has been stretched by spending what seems like half the hours looking for my bloody pencil! I swear the things grow legs when you're not looking.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Patience
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2016, 12:11 PM »
I set pencils all over the shop, a couple on all 4 sides of my MFT, I still can't find them half the time
Loving the Calif sun....