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Blog entry by sawblade1 posted 01-31-2011 04:33 AM 690 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday was a great day in the shop :)
My day started by PMing my LJ’s buddy Todd Clippinger with a question about an upcoming project, as I left to go get new knives for my jointer :) and get the old ones sharpened the phone rang and I was unable to get it :( After getting the new knives in the jointer I looked an it was Todd who had called :) I called him back in which we spent almost an hour discussing projects, shop space, tools and efficiency He had given me a lot of food for thought and some great tips for finishes, shop layout and production :) The phone call also gave a lot of encouragement to me as I learned from someone who is doing what I want to :) Todd is willing to share his knowledge with anyone and this is an rare attribute as people always want to sell this knowledge and he gives his away not only through his website but in person also :) So Yesterday resulted in one of my machines up and running and a lot of accomplishment on the home front of getting ready to do good as a business :)
As this week I am setting Goals to be successful And one of them is to by March 1rst or no later than the 31rst to find a part- time job and get off this crappy shift, then I will have boatloads of new time to work in my shop some of the other goals are getting machinery to help with production, and enough lumber for 10 chairs after I accomplish these task I will be ready to run :)
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

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 05:19 AM

Those are kind words but I only seek to encourage and help a woodworking buddy out.

I can only give principles and share my experience, you are doing all the hard work and making the decisions.

Good luck with the shop space and business changes that you make. Work hard, work smart, make sound business decisions.

I was even a little bit older than you when I walked away from a great company that treated me well and had great benefits to boot. I had zero skills and I learned on-the-fly. Since then I discovered talent that I never dreamed I had. I just needed something more and it wasn’t money.

I have had great years and some pretty tough ones but I still stand and the learning never ever stops. I am continually challenged and I came to realize that is what was lacking at my job. I was not continually challenged.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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