Another 52 Weeks #8: Getting a lot done but not finishing anything

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 02-23-2015 02:30 AM 1155 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I know I missed last week. Too much weather and not enough time. But here I am back again, the week turned out to be pretty good even with all the bad weather. Wound up having an extra day off and wife and daughter were away this weekend so in between dealing with the weather I was able to spend a lot of time in the shop and I got a lot done just didn’t finish much.. sounds strange right well here is what I mean.

I got 32 pen blanks cut, drilled and tubes glued into them..

These will be for the upcoming craft fair season and will be turned as needed to fill stock. It’s nice to have these all ready to go that way when I want to I can just go grab a set and make a pen or two.

I also got a good chunk of my game boards prepped to the point of they have been lacquered…

now they will have to be drilled out. Got tip somewhere a few years back about spraying them first then drilling that way the hole size does not change, works really well. A quick hit with some sandpaper and they are ready to go after drilling. I used to peg them but now I just carry a large bags of pegs with us and peg them at the show when needed, makes the storage and transport a lot easier.
You can also see in that pic a few Wine Tilts I got a chance to cut last week they to still have some work to be done.

Oh one good part of the week is with school being out Sophia got into the shop and finished up another seam ripper.

She will be selling these along with some pens and a few other turned items at our regular market days in order to raise some spending money for her summer adventures.

Well that you have a lot got done but only my daughter got something finished in the shop this week.

Hope you all have a good week in and out of the shop.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 04:10 AM

Chris, you may not have finished anything , but at least you are doing it in volume. It all looks good. Maybe you will have to take some tips from your daughter.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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