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Blog entry by sawblade1 posted 09-06-2010 02:09 AM 723 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good evening LJ’s what a semi productive week as Thursday I received the go ahead on the Pulpit project and Got a reprieve as I have till next Saturday to have it finished, While not my most profitable piece it is my first as a woodworker so I must try to put my best foot forward as this is for God’s house as well as my reputation as a professional :) Now I can tell the story of how it became that I got this project, The pastor that asked me to do build it was a minister at our church and through the process she became a pastor and started her own church that was about a year ago now the church has grown and they finally got a building on their own :)
the most challenging thing was this project had to be done on a shoestring budget with donated materials and some of my time as well, as I know working like this will never get me anywhere but I have to remember God can bless at anytime and this could be a test to see if I can handle it :) !!!! As a woodworker this was easy, where it wasn’t as easy: MAIN DISH was learning my shop was as efficient nor was large enough to handle projects of this magnitude SIDE DISH eating humble pie as in not being able to be as profitable as I like !
This week after the project leaves I will be making changes to the shop, cleaning up the sawdust and scraps and working on other aspects of my business. I cherish this moment of doing this project and pray for more to come and that they may be profitable as I know only God can do this for me :)
Until next week take care :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com



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Hacksaw007

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#1 posted 09-06-2010 02:19 AM

Sounds like a great ice breaker for woodworking 101. The Lord usually finds earthly ways to pass on the blessing. Maybe through other business with the Church people? How about some pictures…...

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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sawblade1

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#2 posted 09-06-2010 03:38 AM

Thanks Hacksaw007 it really is a blessing a lot of firsts on my own I used to work for a cabinet shop when I was in High school but when you do it on your own it really is different and when you do it for the Lord it really is a joy, as for pics I will post them later this week of the project :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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#3 posted 09-06-2010 08:56 AM

Well sounds like a good project, have fun sawing from the pulpit!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 09-06-2010 01:37 PM

Whatever you do, don’t give up. Persistence will pay off in the end, and don’t forget that you have an outside ,too. Get you some saw horses (I have 4) because you can do a lot of sawing and assembly outside if it’s absolutely necessary. You might could also add a shed roof on as well.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 09-06-2010 01:49 PM

It’s good to see that I’m NOT the only one building things for the church ,But my project is being built voluntarily. Our Pastor uses a music stand, and a TV tray for a table to sit his water and bible on, and has to bend down to pick them up. So I volunteered to build a table so he don’t have to bend down.
GOD bless us woodworkers , and as you do I also give thanks to our GOD for what he has given ,and customers too!

-- Doug, Michigan, http://www.furniturebydouglas.com

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