General Rambling... #2: Happiness is a finished project...

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Blog entry by John M posted 08-26-2009 05:13 AM 1089 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m putting this entry in my General Rambling section because I don’t want to screw up the order of the Secret Compartment Toy Box series….

I know that only those who would be in a forum like this can truly understand the feeling of assembling a project that you’ve worked hard on to find that everything has come together just as you envisioned.

Tonight that happened for me and my most ambitious project yet, the secret compartment toy box. Now, I know for some of the skilled professionals around here this really would be a one day project… but for me, designing and then building this project was a test of all the skills I’ve learned so far.

Tonight when I did the final assembly and that secret drawer slid PERFECTLY into place and the locking pins slid easily into position and the magnets locked with a definitive click…. : D

Well, I just had to tell someone… ; )

-- John, Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 08-26-2009 05:28 AM

sounds good John photos would be good

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 08-26-2009 08:25 AM

Glad to hear everything is working good on this project. I know that doesn’t allways happen.(not for me at least) Glad this is comming along and can’t wait to see the finnished box.

This isn’t a WOOD GLOAT, or a TOOL GLOAT. It is a WOW IT WORKED! Gloat. ( a lot of mine end up, ok good enough) Congrats on the fine accomplishment.

Keep plugin along.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 08-26-2009 11:22 AM

Welcome to LJ’s, John! That delicious little private feeling you’re experiencing is called SUCCESS!! Gloat away! You earned it!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 08-26-2009 01:25 PM

John, sharing, irrespective of success or failure, is one of the foundational principles of this group. And it is nice to share our successes with others who truly appreciate the effort and planning that went into the construction. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your project.

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

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