I’m not exactly sure why, but I haven’t had very much shop time lately. Ok, none at all. I’ve been busy with stuff around the house and doing other things. I don’t know about you, but when I’ve been out of the shop for a while (more than 3-months) I start to feel a little guilty for neglecting my woodworking. I’m not exactly sure why the guilt is even there, after-all woodworking is only a hobby. Well, that’s not exactly how I look at woodworking or approach it; it is much more than just a hobby for me. It’s a great way for me to express my artistic side and a great stress reliever at the same time. Anyway, do you ever feel guilty from neglecting your woodshop? I’d love to hear any feedback from my fellow woodworking hobbyists.

2 Responses to “Guilt”

  1. John Walters says:

    Guilt and many other feelings. I left my shop unattended for something like 10 years at one point. It is a constant that I get pulled aawy from what I want to do for what I have to do.

  2. JackO says:

    After 44 years of woodworking I think a timeout on occasion helps your overall outlook for the craft. I started as a part time business (full time engineering job) and a major home remodel all at once. I finally got burned out and concentrated on my full time job until I needed another stress reliever outlet. Dam, I took up golf – what a disaster as a stress reliever but, I love it anyway. In the last few years my craving to use some of my extensive stockpile of hardwoods drew me back into the shop (read two car garage) and I have reached a happy compromise between shop time and the rest of my activities. I love your web site, keep up the good work!

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