I had a great time with this challenge last Nov, learned a lot, and made a lot of sawdust. Took a long time to finally get the shop remotely clean after that. I tried to parlay that challenge into doing a project a week for this year. I was off to a good start before work had me on the road way too much. I started a toybox, a bowl, some shop storage, a wineglass, jigs… I forget what else.
Now, I’m looking at a few foul weather days and my intention of working in the yard and garden, playing in the woods (I’ve recently got into, addicted really, to geocaching) is a bust. Now that the lathe has had a nice long (well deserved) rest, I’m ready to make up for lost time. (I haven’t been blogging enough, and somewhat MIA from LJ besides.)
and what luck, June is just around the corner, and 30 days long to boot.
I just announced on Facebook that I was gearing up for round two. I’ve already got 12 pen blanks prepped and ready to go, and some other ideas I’m eager to give a shot.
I’m going to preview the finished works on my FB page, a preview to any friends and family who are looking for a nice grad or dad gift. Early Christmas present perhaps? Buy handmade!!!
However, I’m not going to pressure myself this time to come up with 30 sale-able projects, just 30 in total. If any (IMHO) are good enough, then I’ll post them on my Etsy site the day after I preview them on FB (and LJ of course!)
What is this whole 30 projects in 30 days challenge? Want to do one of your own? Read back through this series, check out the links… and let us know what you comes out of your shop.