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Yin Yang #1: Making the Commitment

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 1670 days ago 1081 reads 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Jan 4/10

I just finished writing about my 3 year anniversary and I remember my beginnings with members challenging me to try making something (and then to jump right in and participate in the Thorsen Table Challenge) .. right—from learning which end of a hammer is which, to “let’s make a table”— ok!!

Anyway, here I am 3 years later, still not very efficient at woodworking but I can do what I need to do and I am once again jumping in to participate in the current Awards event.

I’m writing this blog to make the commitment to participate. I have so many projects on the go right now it would be really easy to say “I’ll do something for the NEXT Awards”... but I also know that it is so rewarding to participate in the Awards, not only because of the group participation but also because it challenges me to get back into the shop and to try something new.

SO… the brain is clinking away as it thinks up a “Yin Yang” project.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1670 days ago

I am sure that you will be able to come up with something. You always seem to be able to come up with an interesting idea that reflects your unique personality. It is going to be interesting to see what you can come up with.

How about something in white with a contrasting walnut element? :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 1670 days ago

hmmm painted walnut to create the yin yang effect.. good idea!! Thanks for the idea :D :D :D haha

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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patron

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#3 posted 1670 days ago

i guess you came up with something ,

the sun is shining ,

from your way !

good idea !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 1670 days ago

Debbie
As a Newbie here thanks again for welcomeing me earlier. But as an oldie, been carpentering and cabinetbuilding over35 years, you show by the body of work posted to have all the skills down and the makings of a good craftsman.

What has made me who I am today wasn’t so much the ideas I came up with but taking on the challenges of what others wanted. Figuring out how to shuffle my skills into the set needed for a particular job.

I can say I’ve been lucky that many of my clients thought more of my abilities than I did at the time and thus they helped me ever improve.

These challenges don’t always reveal the real challenge which is to overcome the inner voice of doubt. Once a person overcomes that the project is the easy part.

Looking forward to your entry while I ponder the same as you… Do I have the time for some fun.

Go Get ‘em
A Fan
P.S. I like the hat. You should e-mail me where I could get one.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#5 posted 1670 days ago

Go Get’em MsDebbie.
You always make good things, and make things good.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#6 posted 1670 days ago

MsDebbie it looks like you will never live down that painted walnut thing!

Looking forward to seeing your entry!

Lew

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

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#7 posted 1670 days ago

yah.. that darned ol’ “confidence” thing!!

as for the painted walnut == yah, 15 minutes of fame that you just can’t move beyond!! lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 1670 days ago

I was going to enter, but then I got a serious case of brainlock and I don’t expect an early recovery. Besides, time is a problem because David and I are writing a book on woodworking mistakes or how not to do things. At least I think we are. Good luck with your submission Debbie!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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patron

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#9 posted 1670 days ago

for the foreword ,
i will attempt to write within these parameters ,

! – don’t get out of bed .
2 – don’t go into the shop .
3 – don’t think about it .
4 – don’t do it .

if you can achieve these things ,
you wont make any mistakes !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 1670 days ago

Before I join L J I remmember it was those times when some people came to me and ask me to jump aut of my comfort zone and try new thingĀ“s that I realy learned and have some of the most fun periodeĀ“s of my life
so I said go get them by doing something in another material than wood or mixit :-)

Dennis a newbee

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#11 posted 1670 days ago

Go for it Deb you can do it. What happen to your glamor shot photo?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1670 days ago

I have a glamour shot??
I have glamour??

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 1670 days ago

Not that this shot is not a glamour shot just your other glamour shot the one you had around the holidays.
Where waiting for Davids chease cake shot :-))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1669 days ago

Deb, if you end up with any ideas that you don’t use please pm them to me and perhaps My brain lock will go away.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#15 posted 1669 days ago

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