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Mar 12th, 2018 at 8:05am
 
this question comes to us from Glenn Jacobs and he asks

QOTW: "How often or when do you spend time in the shop? Do you only work on weekends, evenings, ETC."
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Re: Time in the shop
Reply #1 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 8:23am
 
I'm usually out there every day.

Sometimes just for a few minutes, other times I'm out there for hours.

Depends on what the boss has in the job jar!
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Reply #2 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 8:53am
 
In the shop daily, hours vary.
Time spent turning has been zero lately, other woodworking jobs along with house & property chores to do.
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Reply #3 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 9:05am
 
Not close to what I would like. Try to do something every day. Usually mid day. One thing I noted is that when I was working I would spend a great deal of time in the shop, now that I am retired I don know where the time goes? Embarrassed Embarrassed Takes a week to do what I used to do in an evening. Undecided Undecided
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Re: Time in the shop
Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 9:39am
 
I try to get some work done on weekdays from 7-9 PM and then weekends from 2-5 PM.  So I spend about 16 hours a week working on the lathe.

Now... if it snows or something else comes up, it cuts into that time.
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Reply #5 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 11:10am
 
Let's see... you live in Alaska... it snows ALOT in Alaska and if it snows you might not get into your shop.

By my "expert" calculations... that leaves you with about an hour a week. Shocked Shocked Grin



I hope to get in there today for about 3 hours or so till my knees give out.

In the winter when i'm slow in the store, i might get out there for about 6 hrs or so a week... more or less depending on the above mentioned problem.

In the summer when I'm REALLY busy in the store, it might be a couple hours every couple weeks.

Looking forward to selling the store and retiring.  Will have to keep it running till the house mortgage is paid off... about another 3 yrs. Thumbs Up
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Reply #6 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 11:56am
 
I will not work out in shop when tired, so seldom go out during the week. Lately have been working on re-building my Dad's gun cabinet that he made when I was around 8. If we could have warm and sunny days on the week ends, will take another 3 weeks before it goes into the house. Our tree that was in front of the house was cut down last Fall and I got all the wood that was larger than 12 inches. about a cord worth. (that's a Northern cord). So I need to get out there more often.

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Re: Time in the shop
Reply #7 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 1:24pm
 
Glenn Jacobs wrote on Mar 12th, 2018 at 11:56am:
about a cord worth. (that's a Northern cord)


Where I come from,(PA) a cord is 4"x 4"x8".
What on earth is a northern cord and how is it different?
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Reply #8 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 4:06pm
 
Ed, that cord of yours is too small for one vase?? Only 128 cubic inchs?

Sorry about that.
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Re: Time in the shop
Reply #9 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 4:47pm
 
Best I can answer my preferred time is my best time which is a couple of hours late morning when Im on afternoon shift and approximately 3 hours any time of day on my days off work.
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Re: Time in the shop
Reply #10 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 5:10pm
 
George Stratton wrote on Mar 12th, 2018 at 4:06pm:
Ed, that cord of yours is too small for one vase?? Only 128 cubic inchs?


Know I know the difference  Embarrassed Smiley

stupid shift key  Angry
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Reply #11 - Mar 13th, 2018 at 8:46am
 
Ed... by that measure, I have about 30,000 cords of wood out in the yard!!  Shocked Shocked Grin
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Re: Time in the shop
Reply #12 - Mar 13th, 2018 at 8:51am
 
I'm a woodworker not a typist.
I still don't know what a "northern cord" is  Undecided
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Reply #13 - Mar 13th, 2018 at 8:55am
 
Yeah never neard of that, either. A cord is a cord... 4x4x8 ft.
A FACE cord is different, tho.

That is 4'x 8' x 2'.. I think. Seems like a scam cord to me.
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