30 in30 (Projects/Days) #1: Prelude

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Blog entry by Russel posted 06-01-2009 02:04 AM 5135 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last November Scottb challenged himself to do 30 projects in 30 days. The idea struck me as rather interesting, but not something I was ready to commit to. Today, Scott has announced that he will do it again. Darryl decided that he too would take the challenge and has started his story.

I wanted to join Scott back in November, but I didn’t have the guts. Today I throw my hat in the ring and commit to 30 projects in 30 days. While I do turn, it’s more of a filler activity for me. Most of my projects are furniture and generally take more than a day to complete. I’ve looked over that things that I’ve made, and there are plenty of projects available that do not involve turning and can be completed in a day. While I hope to still have some furniture pieces in the mix, there will be some boxes and pens and who knows what else.

In case you’re wondering, I haven’t really thought this through, but just jumped in with both feet. I’m looking for an exercise in discipline and a consistent practice of the craft I enjoy. I don’t expect to actually sell anything I make, but since I have a big family and a friend. Nothing will be hanging around here for long.

So, as a prelude to the start of 30 days of discipline, allow me to invite a few more LumberJocks to take up the challenge. It’s for personal growth, and who among us couldn’t use a little of that?

-- Working at Woodworking

7 comments so far

View darryl's profile


1795 posts in 3749 days

#1 posted 06-01-2009 03:53 AM

awesome Russel!
nothing like making a spur of the moment decision, right!

so who else is game?

View Rustic's profile


3220 posts in 3019 days

#2 posted 06-01-2009 04:15 AM

I may be up for it soon I am still getting ready for a craft mall opening tomorrow. I may try a smaller time frame to start. will keep ya posted

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View jack1's profile


2055 posts in 3450 days

#3 posted 06-01-2009 05:07 AM

Would 30 toothpicks count? ;o)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 06-01-2009 12:35 PM

Does 52 projects and 25 blogs .. total of 77 in 72 days count.
if not well I think that 30 in 30 could be a go, from the land downunder…and can I back date it two or three days

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 06-02-2009 12:59 AM

Good luck there bud.

I will be watching from the sidelines.

-- BLOG -

View Elaine's profile


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#6 posted 06-02-2009 04:51 AM


I’m in the lazy boy rooting you on!

View Russel's profile


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#7 posted 06-02-2009 11:37 AM

Thanks Zuki and Elaine. It’s good to know you’ll be watching … and, I assume, comfortable. ;-)

-- Working at Woodworking

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