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Changing Table/Dresser #3: Finally getting ready to start...almost

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Blog entry by chambbj posted 01-28-2008 03:22 AM 964 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, the last five months have flown by! My wife and I adopted a newborn baby girl shortly after my last post, so the project went on hold. It’s a shame, because the new arrival was of course the inspiration for the piece, but the timing just didn’t work out. Anyway, now I’ve got a little more time on my hands so I should finally start to make some progress.

I did take my intro to woodworking class at the community center, so I’ve got a little more experience under my belt now. Okay, it was just a serving tray, but I thought it went pretty well. I have decided that I’d go with a cheaper wood and paint for this first real project, although I still want to eventually work with finer woods and natural finishes. I think this will just be easier all things considered.

Look for updates soon!

-- Brad, Northern Virginia



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GaryK

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#1 posted 01-28-2008 03:30 AM

Good luck!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 01-28-2008 04:13 AM

Gary’s signature says it all. Your woodworking journey will progress through stages much as your daughter’s development is progressing. The biggest obstacles that we face are inertia and fear of failure. Just dive in and realize that you will learn more from your mistakes than your successes.

I look forward to seeing some of your work. You might want to post your work on the changing table as you go. That will keep everyone tuned in for the next segment.

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

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#3 posted 01-28-2008 11:29 AM

Just keep plugging on. Everyone was a beginner once. There is a lot of help and encouragement available here.

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