30 Projects in 30 Days

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Blog series by darryl updated 06-19-2009 04:34 AM 4 parts 5758 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: Jumping into the mix

05-31-2009 06:38 PM by darryl | 8 comments »

I enjoyed watching Scottb's 30 projects in 30 days run back in November. I’ve been inspired by his Round II announcement to launch my own 30 projects in 30 days challenge! I’ve got several bottle stopper blanks prepped and ready to go. I also have a few pens to complete as well. I’m also hoping to get in at least one bigger project, a recent Family Handyman magazine has a rather simple wall shelf that I’d like to make for my daughter’s room. I’ll be p...

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Part 2: Day 1 - Segmented Wine Bottle Stopper - 1/2 & 1/2 Twist

06-02-2009 04:51 AM by darryl | 4 comments »

Day 1 project 1 of the June 2009 30 projects in 30 days Off to a positive start! I’ve completed my 14th segmented wine bottle stopper (shocker I know!). This stopper is a new pattern that I have named 1/2 & 1/2 Twist. here are the stopper stats:Total pieces: 121Wood: Red Leaf Maple & WalnutCap: SapeleDimensions: 2-1/8” tall, 1” diameterFinish: CA/BLO This stopper is available for sale through my Etsy storeserial # 2009-014

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Part 3: Week 1 in Review

06-06-2009 10:35 PM by darryl | 2 comments »

Well it’s day 6 of my 30 Projects in 30 Days challenge and I’ve just completed my fourth project. I did not expect this challenge to be easy, and so far I have not been dissappointed! In an effort to make sure no one is getting bored with my continued wine bottle stopper collection, I thought I would push myself to try something new. I’ve been thinking off using the open segmentation technique for a little while now, so I spent the past couple days putting this together t...

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Part 4: Half way there, 15 projects complete

06-19-2009 04:34 AM by darryl | 3 comments »

Today marks my halfway point in this challenge! I have to say this really is a challenge. If there is a struggle to find time for the shop, there is also a struggle to find a way to get the projects posted! I’m going to to my best and try and get all 30 projects completed before June 30. Here are the latest submissions for my challenge: yes, there are more wine bottle stoppers… but I also found time to make some pens… inbetween making bottle stoppers of course...

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