View Full Version : Need some ideas

11-11-2013, 12:28 AM
I have a couple of pinched nerves in my back and having a lot of trouble getting around. I'm trying to find something that I can do out in the shop setting down. Thanks for any and all help.

11-11-2013, 01:57 AM
My nephew made wooden crafts on a jig saw to sell at flea markets. Made a lot of rod stands and children's stools and potties. He had to kneel mostly. Best of luck to you.

11-11-2013, 03:32 AM
My back is screwed up as well, I took a fall off a ladder. I'd suggest fly/jig tying. Cabelas has a really nice kit with every tool you could want in their bargain cave for thirty bucks. Its the delux model and is cheaper than the regular. This and some dead animal parts and you're good to go. Get the kit and I will get you :some cheap sources for fur and feathers. Its a fun hobby, and its very satifying to land a fish on something you tied yourself.

11-11-2013, 06:11 AM
Pour Jigs you can always sell them.

11-11-2013, 11:45 PM
Jig tying is a lot of fun check out the jig tying forum

11-12-2013, 07:56 AM
I've had the same problem for years. I now go to a good chiropractor who has helped me greatly.

11-12-2013, 09:11 AM
Me, I just use Advil and beer, but whatever works. Seriously, my doc was handing out oxy like candy, but that stuff scares me so I never took it. Hot showers, and advil for me.

11-12-2013, 09:56 AM
Me, I just use Advil and beer, but whatever works. Seriously, my doc was handing out oxy like candy, but that stuff scares me so I never took it. Hot showers, and advil for me.

Tried all of that, still no help.

11-12-2013, 01:48 PM
Building fishing rods is a fun thing to do, it costs more than purchasing them but there is nothing more satisfying than the quality you can achieve.

11-20-2013, 09:36 PM
tying jigs and pouring plastics

river scum
11-20-2013, 10:34 PM
take up smokin crack. maybe you can be mayor some day. lol seriously though i hope you get better soon harold

eagle 1
11-21-2013, 09:55 AM
Build spinnerbaits.

11-21-2013, 10:14 AM
Building anything with skirts or blades would be good. You can also make softbait molds.

11-21-2013, 10:26 AM
Look at treating your back first. I have had good success with chiropractors. Usually only takes a few treatments and I start feeling a lot better. Hot shower is good to start the day and after you've been working. Relaxes the muscles.

You can get your own "stem" unit for around $100 bucks. It's similar to what a chiropractor uses and runs on a 9 volt battery. You can set how much current you want to go through it. Stimulates blood flood in those areas and massages the muscles while you are sitting a watching TV. I keep one around the house and may not use it for a year or more but when I do need it, (like after spending 1/2 day in garden pulling weeds) it's priceless.

Mild exercise like walking usually helps to stretch it out as well.

I'm inclined not to use any more medicine then necessary.

Last resort, see your family doctor. In your case, maybe it should be your first resort. You might want to let him know you're not interested in taking strong meds if they are not necessary. He may make you an appt. for physical therapy to get a permanent cure.

Good luck with your back.

11-21-2013, 10:33 PM
Bronson, I've tried all of what you said plus have gotten shots in the spine for about three years. But thanks a lot for the suggestions.

11-21-2013, 10:47 PM
Been through the process myself, including the surgery, and it only gets so good and that's all. stretching helps but doesn't make it go away. I'm still able to work but not what I like to do. Being a moderator on the jig making and tying forum I can say that it is good for folks like us cuz you can put it down at any time and pick it up again later. I have lots of fun with it and always try something new. Good luck finding a place that's comfortable, it took me a while.