|Project by Russel||posted 07-01-2009 12:13 AM||1557 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
I know I said I was bowing out of the 30 Projects in 30 Days challenge. But, without thinking about it, it looks like I actually completed it. Actually, there are a couple other experiments that I am not counting as projects. Those may go in the “Post Your Worst” thread.
After Rustic offered to place some of my boxes in his booth at the craft mall I had a chat with the Mrs. We thought that it would be difficult to take up Rustic on his offer being across the state and all, but the craft mall was an interesting idea. So, she is looking into the local craft malls to see what’s involved.
Working under the assumption that she would find a place she liked, I decided to begin an inventory. The small chair I made for my granddaughter seemed like something that might work in a craft mall, so I made four more.
I make a small, simple bench that actually sold rather well at the one craft show I did. My sister-in-law mentioned she would like one, so I promised her I would make one for her. This one is made out of piece of cherry that was just hanging out in the shop.
Of course, boxes are the things I make when I can’t think of anything else to make. This one is made of tiger maple with spalted maple wrapped in walnut for the top. It was a small piece of spalted maple I had left that just wanted to be a box top. The box is 5×7 x 3 and finished with wipe-on poly.
Finally, Penn State had a special on their “Executive” pen kits. 8 kits with blanks, bushings and drill bit for about $60. So I bought it. I also bought a few of the Sketch Pencil kits and I had a cigar kit I found.
While my daughter was here, I introduced her to pen turning and she really liked it. That used up the couple kits I had and why I bought the other kits. I kinda went pen crazy and before I knew it, there were 10 pen/pencils sitting on the table.
So, all in all, during the 30 days in June I made 34+ things in the shop. Some of which were pretty simple and some a little more involved, but all quite entertaining.
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