Getting Shop-Blocked?

Poll - November 10, 2014

Let’s face it, hanging out in the shop is fun. As woodworkers, we take the money other folks would spend on golf clubs, fishing tackle or bowling balls and blow it on miter saws, hand planes and cabinet scrapers. We could spend hours standing in the same place in our shop using a belt sander to flatten a poorly glued end-grain cutting board and actually enjoy it.

But as always seems to be the case, we never have enough shop time. All of those little obligations that we agreed to, or were thrust upon us by others, tend to soak up the time we would otherwise spend creating masterpieces in the shop.

So this week, we want to know what you consider to be the greatest obstacle to getting more shop time. Is it family? Work? Something else?