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Learning Curve #11: Multi-tasking

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 04-12-2007 06:31 PM 1242 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: First it was my Legs.... Part 11 of Learning Curve series Part 12: thanks to the LumberJocks »

Thanks to Martin and his magic shuffle button my need to multi-task has taken on a new urgency.

Today as I sat here, caught in the trap of the LJ Addiction, I also contemplated how I was going to put a few pieces of willow together for a box – and what purpose it would have. I decided that I would just have to go cut the wood and glue it together whatever way would fit and it would become a “just is” box, for whatever purpose it might have in the future.

After getting caught up on “The Pulse” updates, I remembered the magic “Shuffle” button and my feet stayed glued to the floor and I have yet to get to the power tools in the basement.

Fortunately, however, my chipcarving tools are right here within easy reach of the computer and rather than making a box I decided to practice some carving instead. (A great plan to stay caught up on the LJ pulse at the same time, don’t you think??)

My first efforts this morning were to carve some flowers onto the “box to be”.

First Try

It’s nothing special and the carving skill has a long way to go but the flowers do look like flowers and that is a good start!

Next, after some time spent at The Pulse and then a few clicks on The Shuffle, I saw Dennis’ Alder Entry table (which totally amazes me at the creativity and beauty of the rustic look) and I was intrigued with his beautiful carving. I thought that a variation of this would be nice to try and I could add it to a second side of the “box to be”.

Chip Carving

As you can see I was keeping my eye on what’s new here at LJ and the carving didn’t turn out too badly, either. It’s obviously a kindergarten version of Dennis’ masterpiece but you have to start somewhere and so I did.

Now.. it ’s time to recheck the Pulse (and I’m going to stronger resist the urge to hit the Shuffle button) and head downstairs to put my new box together!

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



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Karson

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#1 posted 04-12-2007 07:48 PM

Great design Debbie. Looks good.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Martin Sojka

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#2 posted 04-12-2007 07:50 PM

Deb.. you’re much better multitasker than Windows ;) practicing together with enjoying the site sounds great. With more than 1000 projects you have great source of inspiration. Keep it up!

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 04-12-2007 07:52 PM

thanks Karson & Martin.
I’ve glued the box together and unless it falls apart it’s going to look kinda cute

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

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#4 posted 04-13-2007 12:04 AM

Just a touch more Zen on that last one and you have a masterpiece.

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 04-13-2007 01:39 AM

it isn’t bad for a first try. I’ll definitely be doing some of that.

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

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frank

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#6 posted 04-13-2007 01:56 AM

Hi Debbie;
—-and also on your last picture there, there’s the ‘live edge’! Almost you get the feel of riding a cresting wave….

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 04-13-2007 12:39 PM

I’m really loving this “live edge” effect.
Riding a wave…. nice description

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

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frank

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#8 posted 04-13-2007 12:49 PM

Hi Debbie;
—-me thinks that you are living life on the ‘live edge’ and surfing with wood to your hearts content….
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 04-13-2007 12:57 PM

you have such a way with words, Frank… isn’t that a nice life to live?? :)

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

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