North Bennet street school- My journey #5: One week down

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Blog entry by ELCfinefurniture posted 02-12-2012 09:15 PM 1504 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sorry LJ’s I got a little behind in my posting. Thursday night I started coming down with an aweful flu and fought it through the day Friday at school and all weekend. I am starting to feel better and wanted to update my blog for you all!
Of course Thursday and Friday consisted of yet more drawing and as of the end of the day Friday I only have 4 drawings left in the first packet and I am already halfway through one of them. We started sharpening our chisels and I was able to sharpen my whole set on friday morning.
Steve brown wasnt in on Friday so we had the treat of having Eli Cleavland in as a substitute. He’s great to be around and very helpful and positive when needed!
Dan Faia also brought in a bunch of his antique hand planes and showed some interesting ones, such as a Sargent smoothing plane, an original Bailey and even a wooden coffin body plane from the 1700’s
Tomorrow I should be able to finish up my drawings in the first packet hopefully and then move on to the next.
I dont have to much to update as like I have mentioned we have been straight out drawing. This week should be interesting as we will starting working some wood it sounds like! Ill also be getting some new tools! Some new hand planes and maybe a router plane.

-- {Current North Bennet street school student}

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#1 posted 02-12-2012 09:49 PM

Thanks for the update ,hope you feel better.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 10:04 PM

As Jim said, hope you feel better.
I must say, I missed your blog!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 02-12-2012 10:05 PM

Glad you are feeling a little better.

Don’t apologize for not posting. In the big scheme of things, it is not critical. You are at school to learn & hone your skills. That IS priority #1! I can’t speak for the others, but I can wait for you to post. You need to concentrate on your work. As interesting and enthralling as your updates are, anticipating and waiting for the next one is not a problem.

Get well, stay well and keep up your enthusiasm & good work.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 02-12-2012 11:35 PM

Good that you are better, Just post when you can and when you are inspired to do it. We will enjoy it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 02-13-2012 01:41 AM

Get well Monday is near!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 02-13-2012 03:32 AM

Enjoy your class, hope you are over your flu bug.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#7 posted 02-13-2012 04:24 PM

Glad you’re feeling better! Yes, of course we’re not as important as what you’re doing, but many of us are still hanging on your words eagerly.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#8 posted 02-13-2012 04:49 PM

Keep up the good work and I hope you get over the flu.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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