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    Love It:

    1) The surface of the first few boards of hard maple after putting on a sharp set of planer blades.

    2) The smell of air dried cherry when sawing.

    3) Going to the lumberyard on a Saturday morning with a Yeti full of fresh ground and brewed Columbian Supremo.

    Add on if you care to.

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    Favorite smells in the garden in summer:
    - tomato plant foliage
    - rosemary
    - lavender
    - basil
    - thyme
    - sage
    - fresh turned black soil
    Oh yes, this is a wood forum. Favorite smell in the shop is milling western red cedar.

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    The smell of arc welding (stick)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Feeley View Post
    The smell of arc welding (stick)
    OK then, that ranks up there with spoiled raw chicken meat.

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    The look on my wife’s face when I bring in a project that I’ve actually finished.
    Young enough to remember doing it;
    Old enough to wish I could do it again.

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    I love starting with a wet tree and watching as the inside is revealed at the sawmill. (and the smell of fresh eastern red cedar!)

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    I love starting with chunks of wet tree and ending up with beautiful, dry turning blanks.

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    I love to watch the fascination and joy of a young person when we make something together at the lathe.

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    And I love photographs!

    Oh, and since I'm elderly and feeble I love having a shop with heat and air.

    JKJ

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    The warmth of the sun on that first nice spring day after a long cold winter.

    The smell of freshly milled rough lumber, and watching it being “unwrapped” while jointing/planing.

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    The smell of freshly split Oak.
    The first hot stove fire in Fall.

    The smell of mittens drying on the stove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Matthews View Post
    The smell of freshly split Oak.
    I assume you mean white oak. Red oak smells like cat pee

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    The feel of a well tuned handplane as it takes off a gossamer thin shaving.

    A project that turns out exactly like I had envisioned it months before.

    The anticipation of what's inside a log as I cut it on my bandsaw mill.

    Using lumber I've milled and dried myself to build a piece of furniture.

    Quite time in my shop.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Rosenthal View Post
    The look on my wife’s face when I bring in a project that I’ve actually finished.
    This is perfect and gave me a good chuckle. Thanks

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    The smell of hay curing before baling.

    The smell of a freshly picked cornfield.

    The smell of ground fresh worked for planting.

    The feel of 11,000 plus cubic inches starting up and settling into a deep rumble.

    The fresh smell after a spring rain.

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    Witnessing the result of hours of tuning and adjusting shop machines to reach their full potential.

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    Love framing something big, smell of fresh cut 2x, sounds of lots of work happening, seeing how the project turns from paper to real in a matter of hours.

    Also love woodworking in my nice warm shop while its snowing outside.

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    When I could find the flaws in a customer's design. Make them mad, get them to accept my superior changes, then thank
    me with tears in their eyes ....and name a child after me.... One of them was 14 !

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