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Things to Do With 15 Minutes

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:31 pm
by Bill Edmundson
I bring this up from time to time. Builders sometimes get discouraged. The advice from most of us is just do something,


Over in Sailboats "Minuet - "Sweet Pea" Robert (RAZOPP) and others were complaining about time to work on their boats. Dale (Smith Brother) suggested that boat building is "7000 20 minute" task. Robert said he'd have to settle for 15 minutes at a time.

I haven't turned my hull, yet. But, I put a list together. My guess is that for every 3, 15 minute task, you save an hour on your "big" work day. Something will interupt you for the other 15 minutes.

What ever you do, Don't do "Honey Do's" with your 15 minutes. They will just come up with another. They want the time, not the activity.

I tried for things that aren't too dirty or messy.

I'm sure you will add to this list!

Things To-Do with 15 Minutes

1. Mark a pattern on a frame.
2. Make cardboard gusset patterns. (12 pack boxes work great)
3. Dry fit the next glue job.
4. Dry set frames on set-up/motor stringers.
5. Use molding strips to check the symmetry of curvature, frame to frame.
6. Take some pictures for John. John likes pictures!
7. Mark screw locations.
8. Drill screw pilot holes.
9. Drill screw counter-sinks.
10. Trim excess overhangs.
11. Sweep.
12. Pick up used sandpaper.
13. Cut up bulk sandpaper.
14. Plane that piece that’s been bothering you.
15. Make a list of things to pick up before the next work session, Put it in your car.
16. Make building log entries.
17. Look for and mark high and low points for fairing.
18. Get on the computer and order materials.
19. Pick up scraps in shop.
20. Pull staples.
21. Wet wood down for final sanding.
22. Do some masking for this weekend’s painting.
23. Finish that piece that you stopped on, to do a Honey Do.
24. Layout tomorrow’s work and tools.
25. Get out the C&C (Chair and Cooler), sit down, and drink a Beer. Enjoy your work and think through your next move.

Have fun, Bill

Re: Things to Do With 15 Minutes

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:04 am
by mrintense
Yesterday, spent 20 minutes thinking through and measuring sizes for the head box
Today, 10 minutes measuring plywood and determining if I have enough 12mm left to make the head box floor and a second partition.
Tomorrow, who knows, but at the very least I'll make it to Wally World to pick up a few supplies I am running low on.
And this weekend, hopefully longer times and some making of parts for the head box

I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment, 7000 20 minute jobs and add a dose of patience.