52 Weeks #52: 52 Weeks… The End

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 01-09-2012 03:55 AM 1575 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well for those of you that have been following along I want to thank you it has been a really cool year that I just want to take a minute or two and recap. By challenging myself with doing this blog it has truly made me get into my shop at least once a week even on those weeks when I had very little time.

I learned a number of new things over this past year, I like building puzzles and games the small stuff the best.


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Though there were few larger things, still have a few pieces of my office suite to get to but at least I got a few of them done.

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Man am I glad I got my lathe cleaned off and fired up.

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I have really enjoyed using it and would certainly say I am close to a pen addiction. The best part though is using wood I get and making my own blanks for stuff. I have also sold my first large batch of pens and will be making an even larger batch. Plus with our first Craft Show under our belts my wife and I are looking for more of them to do next fall.

With all of this though my most rewarding time in the shop is the time I get to spend with others encouraging them to try new things and make things. A few of my guys at work have made some nice stuff for themselves, I am very proud of them for taking it on no matter what the size. But most of all my daughter is working at different stuff every time she is in the shop. I am sure you have seen the numerous posts about her projects. I am working with her and trying to keep a 5 year old focused for any length of time is a task but I enjoy the time spent greatly.

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I am not planning to post a new blog every week this year but at least once a month or more. Contemplating blogging about kids in the shop, but not sure yet. Will also do a little bit on Craft Show preparations when I start building for them in the next couple of months.

Once again to those of you that have been following along, Thank You.

Hope everyone has a great week, month and year in and out of the shop.


btw.. I did not forget to be in the shop this week. Have been working on my 2×4 project for StumpyNubs Workshop and planning out my Winter Contest project for LumberJocks. My goal for this month is to get them both completed in time.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 05:39 PM

Excellent challenge, Chris. I’ve enjoyed following along. Keep up the good work. I look forward to your future posts.

-- Josh, Virginia ,

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