Some days are better than others, unfortunately none of the past few have been one of them. Truth be told, I’ve had a few moments where I’m wondering what I’m even doing in the shop?
Without a doubt we all have these days, some are just so much worse than others. If we’re lucky, the worst thing that happens is we end up scrapping a part of a project and starting new…if we’re not lucky…
For myself a streak of bad luck (or extremely poor planning) has set in and I’m having one of these “worst-ever” moments right now with a project I’m working on behind the scenes (there may or may not be a video to accompany this build, that’s how bad it’s going).
In my situation I’m fortunate so far in that it’s only costing time and materials and nothing else. In fact, you may have heard me reference this project in Wood Talk episode No. 175 “Lazy Woodworker”.
At the time of recording the episode I had gone through at least 2-3 attempts at getting the particular components right. Shortly afterwards, I headed back in the shop and managed to mangle at least 1 more set before finally getting it right.
Unfortunately I’m already way behind schedule for this “client” and perhaps that’s the reason for the streak of bad luck? Maybe subconsciously I’m aware of just how far behind I am and in an effort to get caught up I let the fear side of my brain kick in and the rationale and reasoning side can’t keep up?
Whatever it is that’s going on right now, I’ll be happy when the project is done and I can make a fresh start of the next catastrophe…I mean project. How about you? What’s happened with your projects that makes them unbearable to work on, but you just can’t stop?
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