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What do you listen to while working in the shop?
May 22nd, 2017 at 6:21am
 
QOTW: What do you listen to while working in the shop? Music, TV, talk radio, silence?

I prefer it quiet so I can hear the wood as I'm turning so I can hear of any problems before they may arise.
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Re: What do you listen to while working in the shop?
Reply #1 - May 22nd, 2017 at 8:30am
 
It just depends.  I will listen to Pandora--James Taylor, Carol King, jazz, 60's music, or I will listen to a "book-on-tape"--usually spy, murder mystery, etc.  And sometimes nothing because I have the dust collector on and wearing ear protection when I'm sanding.
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Reply #2 - May 22nd, 2017 at 12:41pm
 
Right now in the shop, it's just the fan and lathe. My radio broke. When I remember to turn it on, I listen to C&W. Like the old stuff better than this pop junk.

Glenn J.
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Reply #3 - May 22nd, 2017 at 1:02pm
 
The sound of the machines and tools cutting wood.  My hearing tells me if things are going good or bad
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Reply #4 - May 22nd, 2017 at 5:21pm
 
My radio is turned low, so i can hear the wood.
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Re: What do you listen to while working in the shop?
Reply #5 - May 22nd, 2017 at 6:01pm
 
Everything but my radio, air compressor, vaccum system fan, and flying chips. Life is good🤔
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Reply #6 - May 23rd, 2017 at 9:58am
 
I usually wear ear buds (with the wires taped behind me) and listen to light rock (Elton John & Ray Cooper, Steve Winwood, Billy Joel, Beatles, Wings, Heart,  some Eric Clapton ... - all that 70's light rock).  I have it low enough to hear the wood, and often wear ear muffs over them (especially when sanding).

I find the music allows me to focus MORE on the wood I am currently working.  I don't know why, but it also seems to help me be more creative.  Cool
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Re: What do you listen to while working in the shop?
Reply #7 - May 23rd, 2017 at 10:47am
 
I don't listen to music in the shop because I'm wearing ear plugs to protect myself from the noise from the dust collector.

I've been an audiophile for 40 years and I only really listen when I can sit down and forget about everything else for a while.
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Re: What do you listen to while working in the shop?
Reply #9 - May 25th, 2017 at 10:31pm
 
Lately, I've been listening to the sound of rain on the metal roof.
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