Your Most Difficult Task

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Out of all the many task involved in your shop, anything and everything, I’d like to hear from everyone what is your most dreading and or difficult task as a whole that you find a pain.

What I find out of all the things that I preform in my shop, I’d have to say when building boxes, fitting the right combo of woods together in order to not only meet my eye but also to be appeasing to the public eye and customers as well.

-- Randy - If I'm not on the computer than I'm out making sawdust.

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For me it is sanding and finishing.
I am getting used to it but it’s a step that I dislike to say the least.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

In my case it is if I run out of material and have to stop every thing to go to store to pickup more . It’s just a waste of time .Course it’s my fault for not keeping up with inventory .

-- Wheaties

Finding the time to get into the shop!

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Lanwater, I’m not very fond of sanding either, I just yesterday had a visitor from a woodworker club member and he gave me in great detail on how to sharpen and use a scraper that I already had but had no knowledge in, I discovered a huge difference in the smoothness between sanding and a scraper.

Wheaties, yep I use my smartphone note option to make list of everything I’m needing or missing so that when I’m ready to go I get it all at once.

Brian, I don’t have that problem, <———— Retired at the early age of 50 after 25 years City Electric Department, now 56. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on the computer than I'm out making sawdust.

Keeping the shop clean. :-( My shop time is so limited that the very last thing I want to do is waste my precious time cleaning when I could be building.
This is why my shop is an ongoing disaster pretty much all the time. :-(