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Today ends week #2 in the 30 Projects in 30 Days Challenge and it's time for an update.

My daughter arrived from Phoenix on Friday and my niece is getting married this afternoon, and I'm sure there's something I'm forgetting. Fortunately, the Mrs. is always there to tell me what to do.

I've also managed to stay ahead of the game and currently have completed 18 projects. Some I like, some are disappointing, but to my way of thinking, that's part of the challenge; to learn about woodworking, my techniques and me. But, before we talk about me, on to the projects.

I've posted them all as a single project so as not to flood the project area and because they are, more or less, a single project.

First are a couple of pencils. Apparently the Mrs. was helping me and put some things away for me. However, she forgot to tell that she helped, or where she put things away. As it turns out, I had more pen/pencil kits than I originally thought with blanks already drilled and glued.

The two pencils here are from my recent find. There is one of Tulip Wood as a mate to the pen I turned earlier, and the other is a wood I know not what. It had a bit of a purple tint to it until I turned it and then it became more of the dark brown you see.

Next is a simple box and a bit of an experiment. When I made the Sisters earlier, they were originally too deep for my liking so I sliced them down to size. This box is the cut offs from those boxes. Rather than try to glue the pieces together I left them as they were and the box opens into two halves. The experiment is in the joining of the top and bottom. Rather than hinges or an inset, I thought I'd try a tongue and groove. Certainly nothing exotic, but kinda interesting. The box is Willow and the top is a piece of Walnut with nothing better to do.

The next is a red oak box. I had some of the veneered top left over from the box I made for my wood buddy's wife, so I cut it down the middle and put a piece of leopard wood in there. Then I wrapped it in oak and I had a box top. All that was needed was a box to put it on so with some half-inch stock sitting on the bench I put together a quick box.

Next is what the Mrs. refers to as a Grandson Clock. It has a similar look as a grandfather clock, but nowhere near as big. It's made of Butternut with a Willow face frame where the pendulum would be (if I could find it). This is one of those projects that is less than satisfying. I like the butternut and mistakenly thought that the willow would make a good contrast. I also thought I knew where the pendulum was, but I was wrong about that as well. I may still find the pendulum and when I do, I'll put it in and I think I'll like this a bit better.

Finally, is a small seat for my grand daughter. While in the shop thinking of what to do next I noticed I had a 1×12 pine board asking to be used. With my daughter and grand daughter in town I thought it right and proper to make something suitable for a 2 year old. It's made of pine with walnut plugs hiding the ugly screws that hold it together. It is the perfect height for a little girl to sit and watch TV.

So, 18 projects in 15 days. Some good, some not so much.

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Nice Vase! How did you get the wood to be so transparent?

Really like the little chair!
 

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30 projects in 30 days. Wow! I find it a challenge just to get into the workshop during the summer with the gardener- in-chief keeping an eye on me.

Love the stuff you made, Especially the Clock and chair, but also the boxes. Your solution to keep the one box lid from sliding around was interesting and, as far as I know original. Your work has a certain tactile, flawless look to it which I admire.
 

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Thanks Lew and Mike.

Mike, I've got a gardener-in-chief, so I'm aware of your hardship. I run to the shop as soon as I can and hide.

Lew, the vase isn't wood. I applied about 5,000 coats of poly to a dowel, carved a little design and then drilled the dowel out. Or, maybe the Mrs. bought it somewhere. ;-)
 

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Looking good so far Russel
 

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I am going to say that your unknown wood on that pencil is purpleheart. It machines to a brown color and then turn purple as it oxides, which youm can jump start by exposure to sunlight. Nice challenge you have taken on with bigger type projects, too.
 

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super pens and that vessel looks just like crystal.
 

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Thanks Jim. Don't tell the Mrs. that I went into her china cabinet to grab that.

Ken, I thought it might be purpleheart, but I thought just the opposite. I was under the impression that it started purple but sunlight made it turn brown. It should look really neat with time then.
 

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Great looking projects. All very well executed. The childs chair is just the thing for the small ones.

I also apluad all of you who are doing the "30 projects in 30 days" challenge. It is way beyond me at this time.

Keep up the beautifull work.

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