30 in30 (Projects/Days) #3: Day 3 - Two Down

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Blog entry by Russel posted 06-04-2009 01:37 AM 9716 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s day 3 of the 30 in 30 challenge and things are moving along. So far, I’ve finished a pine wheelbarrow planter.

These are pretty simple and go together rather quickly.

The next is a cherry box for the wife of my lumber supplier. She asked for a box and this is what I made.

I also have a LongWood Pen and a LongWood Pencil made with Ebony, but I haven’t taken any pictures yet, so those two don’t count yet. (No pictures, didn’t happen if I recall correctly) But they’re coming.

In process is a spalted maple and walnut jewelry box, a cherry topped sofa table, and I have some leopard wood resawn and glued up waiting to be a box top. At this point, I’ve run out of milled lumber and will have to start cleaning up some in order to continue.

All in all, I’m feeling pretty good about my progress. The trick will be coming up with different things to make, but I’ve got all month, right?

-- Working at Woodworking

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#1 posted 06-04-2009 01:40 AM

wow, with a picture, you’re already ahead of the game… at this rate you might get a “week off” ;)

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

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#2 posted 06-04-2009 01:45 AM

The Mrs has been quite kind and letting me spend the evenings in the shop. Without her support I’d never be able to complete 30 in 30. So, I’ve been getting at least three hours a night and am constantly moving. It’s an adventure, that’s for sure.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#3 posted 06-04-2009 01:55 AM

I made sure to get permission before signing up for this! I couldn’t do it without my wife’s support.

You’ve certainly stepped up the game with these first two projects. Should definately be an exciting 30 days!

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#4 posted 06-04-2009 02:00 AM

Yeah, the Mrs is an important part of this. The reason I’m in this is to force myself to be a little less casual in the hope that someday I’ll be able to have this hobby contribute to the household finances rather than drain them. It’s a good challenge.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 06-04-2009 02:24 AM

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#6 posted 06-04-2009 04:32 AM

Well Russel, the Mrs. is VERY interested in that Cherry Top Sofa Table …. :-)

-- Adding to Hubby's "Honey Do List" :-)

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#7 posted 06-04-2009 05:55 PM

Sounds like you gor your work cut out for you Russel. If Mamma ain’t happy. You ain’t happy. :-)
Looking good so far

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 06-05-2009 01:29 AM

I cant wait to see the pens.

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