New year, new direction

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Blog entry by sawblade1 posted 01-24-2011 01:44 AM 597 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good evening LJ’s,

I recently was looking at my blog and realized I hadn’t posted this blog in 67 days !!! I meant it as a weekly blog, but several deaths of close friends, and my aunt have kept me from posting. Quite frankly I just didn’t feel like it. As I look at my last blog of my templates that I made I realized I have accomplished a lot in just 67 days.

Since I last posted I have finally Secured a lumber supplier for my western red cedar. I have a funny little story about it to share :) A person out at work asked me how I did with my chairs, I proceeded to tell him not so good :( As he inquired why I told him I just couldn’t find the lumber I wanted or a steady supply of it !!!
He referred me to a little Ma and Pa operation in an adjacent county and said if they didn’t carry it they could get it . OK I was skeptical after all he was a senior manager and me, A janitor but what the heck I give the guy a call and not only got what I was looking for, but they would truck it to me for $30 up to $500 and anything over that was free :) Couldn’t beat that offer so the second week in February I take the first order of 30 5/4×4”x 8’
cedar boards for Back slats/ front legs and other misc components :) wood gloat of sort I guess.
This year I did not make any resolutions and with things going south on my job I realized I hadn’t not be slacking if I wanted to make this year profitable :) One of the things I decided is not to take no for an answer and learn to say no to people who want free or cost based materials :) I am developing a product line using pine as a source to attract business and with two possible Jobs lined up in the spring (Carpenter work) not my ideal specialty but woodworking Right ? Things are going to be better this year because I am going to make it better
BTW some of the other things I have accomplished are a child’s Adirondack chair template set (I might post this next week) :) and am in the middle of reworking my shop and several other projects around the house I will post later also :)
Until next week take care ( I promise) ;)

-- 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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 01-24-2011 02:54 AM

Quote “Things are going to be better this year because I am going to make it better.”

It is a moment of great epiphany when we come to realize this because then we can start to take responsibility for our course in life.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 01-26-2011 08:28 PM

If you look at it as this is going to be a better year than last then it will be. It will be better if you look at it on the positive side. And make a lot of chairs.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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