Another 52 Weeks

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Blog series by clieb91 updated 04-20-2015 02:15 AM 12 parts 20386 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: I'm doing it again

12-27-2014 01:16 PM by clieb91 | 1 comment »

As the year comes to a close I realized a lot of stuff has changed in my shop and the work I have been doing in the past 3 years since I posted my ””52 Weeks Blog””: in 2011. I also realized how much I enjoyed doing that blog and how it helped to encourage me in the shop. So for 2015 I present “Another 52 Weeks” I have some trips planned throughout the coming year so a little bit of a challenge but hope to r...

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Part 2: Shows, Cleaning, and what is to come.

01-04-2015 10:42 PM by clieb91 | 4 comments »

Greetings all well as promised last week here I go again. Another year of blogging about time in the shop and other wood related items. My daughter is now 8 and still spends time with me in the shop and is looking forward to being a part of this as well. In the meantime though lets get started. I attended the Woodworking Show this weekend in Baltimore, a few good seminars, some great shopping and even better time hanging out with LumberJocks and plenty of other woodworkers. Besides some new k...

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Part 3: Derby Season, Book Case underway and lathe time

01-11-2015 10:30 PM by clieb91 | 0 comments »

This week pasted rather quickly with some snow days included but the good news is I got some extra shop time to finish my cleaning and have already started pulling things apart again. Was able to almost complete an order of wine tilts for a customer but still waiting for the garage to get above 40 so I can spray lacquer them. Hopefully tomorrow. May have to spur it a bit with a heater. I am sure some of you are aware it is Pine Wood Derby Season again, I had a friend call and ask if her son c...

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Part 4: 1 table, 2 tables, No Tables!

01-19-2015 02:03 AM by clieb91 | 0 comments »

Greetings all, As I mentioned last week I wanted to take this 3rd week of the month and focus on selling products. First a little background… My wife and I both enjoy making things, she in her sewing room and I in my shop, we decided about 4 years ago to participate in the local HOA craft fair in the fall. We decided to stick with one major theme for both of our stuff… Portable Pastimes.We didn’t even have enough items to fill one 6’ table, we shared a space with my ...

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Part 5: Tips & Tricks- Personalize It!!

01-25-2015 04:56 PM by clieb91 | 5 comments »

Ink Transfers- How I do it. So a number of folks have asked me about the method I use to put images and lettering on my projects. I thought I would use today’s blog as photo tutorial of sorts to answer this question. A few years back I ran across a Youtube video of a guy doing an ink transfer method using a laser printer and an iron, I have been working with this idea ever since. For this project I thought I would make a few bookmarks. First thing you will need to do is create ...

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Part 6: Tips & Tricks- Personalize It!! Part 2 On the Lathe

02-02-2015 02:07 AM by clieb91 | 0 comments »

Evening All, Going to do something a little different tonight and let the pictures speak. Hope they all make sense. Also please let me know if you like this idea and if I should use it again. In case you have trouble with the pics here is a link to my Flickr Album where I stored copies. How to Transfer Hope you all have a good week in and out of the shop. CtL

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Part 7: Preparing...

02-09-2015 02:54 AM by clieb91 | 4 comments »

SandingOh Sanding how I loathe itGrit after grit With the grain. Against the grainMy shop fills with dust, where will it setWith the papers I sitBut the project must be finished, or all my work is for vane. Sanding is not one of the funnest things we have to do in the shop. No matter how you sand. Though since I have taken up turning I have learned even more so how important it is. I go there today because I spent about 45 minutes in the shop this afternoon working on this pile… ...

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Part 8: Getting a lot done but not finishing anything

02-23-2015 02:30 AM by clieb91 | 1 comment »

I know I missed last week. Too much weather and not enough time. But here I am back again, the week turned out to be pretty good even with all the bad weather. Wound up having an extra day off and wife and daughter were away this weekend so in between dealing with the weather I was able to spend a lot of time in the shop and I got a lot done just didn’t finish much.. sounds strange right well here is what I mean. I got 32 pen blanks cut, drilled and tubes glued into them.. The...

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Part 9: Why I didn't post on Sunday

03-04-2015 01:53 AM by clieb91 | 0 comments »

Yes, Yes I know it is now Tuesday. The problem is I was not home on Sunday night this week and did not have access to my PC. As I am sure many of you are sick of this winter that does not seem to quit I too am sick of it, I have been wearing a minimum of 4 layers to work everyday for the past 3 months now. So I decided it would be good to head somewhere warm. A rainy Saturday spent in a park run by a mouse though not the best thing sure beat a cold snowy Saturday spent working in a park. ...

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Part 10: Games, Show, Furniture, Gramps

03-09-2015 01:02 AM by clieb91 | 0 comments »

So the good news is I got all the games, wine tilts and most of the turning done for the show that we had yesterday. I was also able to complete the 9th piece in my Dimensional Office Furniture set and get it put into place. I did also post this as a project but let me just take a minute to expand upon the story a little more. the bookshelf matches the other two and was built specifically to hold the tool chest you see sitting on top of it. I have talked about my grandfather her...

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Part 11: I missed another week. But prepping for camp!

03-23-2015 01:05 AM by clieb91 | 1 comment »

Well I missed another week of posting this time though it was not due to pleasure. My aunt passed on Monday and I was with my Uncle most of this week. She has had kidney problems for several years now and 2 weeks ago things started to get bad. I visited last weekend and on Sunday she was having a good day. By Monday morning everything had changed though. My Uncle is doing as well as can be expected. While I spent a large portion of the week away from work and my shop I did some brain storm...

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Part 12: I got lost...

04-20-2015 02:15 AM by clieb91 | 0 comments »

I got way off of track on this series and I wish I could say it was for a good reason. It really is not, I just realized I was not doing anything overly exciting in my shop. I have been in there lately working on some of my sale items and most of you have seen those. I really do not do many large scale projects, my hats off to all that do them on a regular basis. This past week I finished off several batches of pens and some new necklaces that are heading to the park. I also...

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