30 in30 (Projects/Days) #2: Day 1 - So It Begins

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Blog entry by Russel posted 06-02-2009 12:15 AM 9872 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Prelude Part 2 of 30 in30 (Projects/Days) series Part 3: Day 3 - Two Down »

It’s Day 1 and I have begun. I have three projects started, but those will come later. I figure that since most of what I do requires more than a day I’ll need to have multiples going at any given time. This way, while glue is drying here, I can be cutting or sanding over there. And, hopefully complete 30 distinct projects in the allotted 30 days. I will more than likely post completed projects once a week.

I thought as an additional challenge, I would only use the lumber currently in my shop. I have about 300 bdft in my basement, but I should probably use what is at hand. Plus this will cause me to consider the wood as well as the project, because sometimes the wood dictates the project. So, here’s what I have to work with. (And, it’s all rough which means I will be doing some dressing before building.)

I have 2 pen and pencil sets (that’s four kits) and one candle holder. Unless I find something else buried somewhere, this will probably be the extent of my turning.

Here is the lumber scattered about my shop. There’s a good variety including, walnut, cherry, red oak, butternut, elm, sycamore, spalted maple, ash, willow, pine and some leopard wood cut offs. I figure I should be able to get some interesting things out of all this.

Now that I’ve started, I’m actually rather excited about the prospect of forcing myself into productivity.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#1 posted 06-02-2009 12:18 AM

ataboy Russel, Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!

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#2 posted 06-02-2009 12:25 AM

Go Man Go

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 06-02-2009 12:54 AM

It’s not too late to join guys. It’s June 1, a perfect time to start.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 06-02-2009 01:01 AM

Interesting approach Russel . . .multiple projects going at once. This just may be doable.

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#5 posted 06-02-2009 03:45 AM

Nice stack of boards you’ve got there…. I like the approach your taking with this challenge.

Anyone else??? it’s not to late, just a little bit of “catch up” and you’re golden!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#6 posted 06-02-2009 05:32 AM

that is quite the selection of boards you’ve got there!
you should end up with some very colorful projects over the next 30 days.

with some planning (and my survival of this 30-in-30 challenge) your approach could be an interesting way to tackle Sept or Nov… we shall see!

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#7 posted 06-02-2009 11:30 AM

I’m hoping to get through June and you’re already looking at September and November??? You are a man of ambition Darryl. ;-)

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 06-03-2009 05:01 PM

Good luck on your personal challenge Russel! I cannot wait to see all the stuff you make.

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#9 posted 06-03-2009 05:13 PM

Hey Russel My son is also called russel with the extra L anyway look forward to see this lumber being magically transformed into furniture or whatever keep up the great work Kindest regards Alistair Russell Hosie

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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