My "Bucket List" #8: There has been some changes

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Blog entry by therookie posted 05-18-2011 04:08 AM 3832 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well after looking at my projects that I would like to complete, and getting a pretty nasty response to one of the many letters I have sent out, I have decided to make some changes to my “Bucket List”. The first part of business is the new list.

1.Pie Crust Table
2.Barristers Bookcase
3.Queen Ann High Boy
4.Spice box on a frame
5.Bombe Chest
6.Maloof Style music Stand
7.The Ultimate in workbenches
8.Shop carts with built in storage
9.Norms Router Table
10.Windsor Chair (Hand Tool Heavy style)

As you can see I took out about 4 of the original projects for some very good reasons. One the nasty enail from one of my letters. Two the cost of the wood to me I was looking at $10,000 and due to me wanting to learn more about other types of furniture and design stuff for my shop rather that focus on a maloof style everything I will just do the music stand and thats all for maloof style stuff until I can get my foot in the door in the way of furniture sales. So my list has changed dramatically but to make up for taking out the other projects, I will be blogging about some of the stuff I plan on making on the side with extra wood.


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#1 posted 05-18-2011 04:26 AM

I can see why you might change your list because of the amount of money involved but you should never allow someone else’s opinion/criticisms to influence your dreams.

If you want to do it- go for it. What anyone else thinks is unimportant.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-18-2011 06:12 AM

That still seems like a lifetimes worth of work, not 2 years worth. Of course, you’re about ready to cross the second item off the list. Keep going and you’ll get them done. I’m glad you added Windsor chair to the list, btw, heavy on hand tool is the only way to build a Windsor. The spice box is the other one we have in common.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#3 posted 05-18-2011 06:24 AM

That is what the other ear is for! It is for when someone says something you don’t like and/or disagree with you open the valve in your head and let the comment go out the other ear! However you are allowed to change your mind but do so because you want to and not because some AH says so!

I remember reading your first bucket list and I thought you had some admirable ambitious dreams. Nothing wrong with your first list, if money is a problem just put off that item for when you can afford them.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 05-18-2011 04:11 PM

Thanks for the responses everyone. I appreciate them. I mainley changed it to give my self some other expierences with different styles of furniture and to find out what I like. I realize that the response I got via email I shouldnt worry about. There was one more change and that was because of my in-experience in this field I am going to make the highboy, spice box and bombe chest out of poplar to start with then when I refine my skills, I will invest in the more expensive woods. So in theroy they will have been built but not with the wood that I would have wanted to use. So just keep an eye out and watch for my next blog about the barristers bookcase


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