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    So, my son peeks over my shoulder yesterday while I'm browsing an exotic wood site looking for a specific piece of wood and tells me that I need an intervention. A serious one. That there is no more room for any more wood in the house or anywhere else. That between the wood that is drying, the wood that is waiting to be cut, and the wood that is on my shelves and in my why-in-the-world-would-you-save-that-little-piece scrap box it's just too much. And that just once he would like to go outside in bare feet without feeling the crunch of chips from the lathe under his feet. Or remember what I look like without a mask and safety glasses on my face. Yep, then he discovered that I was on a forum devoted to carving and wood and scheduling time to make it to the carving club meeting next month and he just sighed and left me to my browsing. I think he realized that I'm too far gone to stop now...

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    Hang in there Jen, It will get worse before it gets better. Happy carving

    Larry

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    • #3
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      Pethaps he could find a support group
      Buffalo Bif
      www.bflobif.com

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        I suffered from W.A.S. (Wood Aquisition Syndrome) for years. Two days ago, I filled my Suburban and went for a drive to the wood bin. At my age, I take comfort in the fact that today, I can't quite remember what all I tossed out. Next trip will be a load of logs, it I remember to do it.

        Your son is like my kids in that they can't quite grasp the motivation that I must have to carve all day, every day, all winter.
        Brian T

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        • #5
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          LOL...so there is some hope that eventually I will be able to say no and be able to let go of at least some. I am working on getting the stacks more manageable...so progress, I dare say....

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            Jen lass
            we often say our kids nowadays are too deeply engrossed in games and computers and always stuck in doors, not enough in healthy outdoor sport. Maybe, just maybe, your son is trying to reach out to you for a little down time He sounds very bright and concerned for his wonderful mum
            Just a thought

            Mike

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            • #7
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              LOL...I think it has more to do with the fact that I moved some of his Magic cards and gaming accessories to make room for MY stuff, when I've never really had stuff before. That, and I think that as he moved up into high school, and his sister moved out, I don't think that it ever occured to him and that I would actually DO something beyond mom type things LOL...

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              • #8
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                Hi Jen
                you got me this time I honestly thought he was a toddler just goes to prove that one can be wrong reading things
                I had a horrible thing said to me and although it was not said to me in bitterness it struck me like a knife Being a cop I worked weekly shift of nights noons and days so bringing up my son was pretty much down to his mom. He said this to me at the age of 30 "you were never there when I was young dad" Boy did it hurt me.
                So even as the bread winner it clearly left a scar on him even though we are the best of mates
                That's why I wrote what I did so hope youll forgive me
                Kind regards

                Mike

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                • #9
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                  mike I feel yr pain. a cops life isn't good for little kids I got to go to one Halloween.

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                    Oh that's okay Mike...no bad feelings and no need to apologize. At all. I actually wish more people would speak up and remind people how quickly time flies. Blink your eyes and all of a sudden they are all grown up. I was lucky that even as a single mom I got quite a bit of time with my kiddos when they were on the younger side and I still look back and wish it could have been more. Don't think unless they were chained to me 24/7 there could have been a way to make it be enough. Seems like there is always something I missed.

                    A cop's life is definitely a life of long hours and unpredictability. It's pretty cool that you guys can be great friends now. Ya know ya did something right if they are old enough to make the choice on whether or not they want to hang out with you and they choose to. Think that's a pretty good measuring stick....

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                    • #11
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                      Thanks for understanding Jan
                      and Rick my thoughts will be with you on Halloween


                      God Bless

                      Mike

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                      • #12
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                        There are not to many wood carvers that I know at least that has a major collection of wood of all kinds. The exotics are so beautiful, one can not help say....wow I want that!!!
                        . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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                        • #13
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                          I got completely addicted to carving and turning which seems to make it worse because now I get to justify that one more purchase or acceptance by saying I DEFINITELY will find a use for it LOL...

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                            And then you ladies call us men hoarders Sounds like if you and DiLeon went out for retail therapy there wouldn't me any woods left for the boys to buy
                            Ive only got about 10 pieces of lime (my nearest supplier is 300 miles away) but your each welcome to a piece if it fills a nook or cranny in your stock pile lol

                            Mike

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                            • #15
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                              LOL...Nook? Cranny? I have none of those. I think I remember a time though when I did...Maybe?

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