30 projects in 30 days #7: week one in review, with supplemental projects!

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Blog entry by scottb posted 06-08-2009 03:57 AM 895 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One week, three pens, three rings, two stoppers,
a bowl, garden waterer/composter, and something I can’t show you.

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And finally, to avoid the need for a spoiler alert, on the chance a fellow geocacher finds me here, I submit no photos for one of the “supplemental” projects I’ve done this week. (If I had pictures, I’d claim it as a real project) This and the garden bin would take me into next week.

Lately, I’ve gotten into geocaching, and when the weather is nice (and not so nice) I like to head out and, well, use billion dollar satellites to find tupperware in the woods. It gets me out of the shop, which is good and bad. Good for the exercise anyhow, and it’s fun.

In under two months my wife, little one and I have been out and about, and have, as of this week, logged 100 finds. An impressive milestone, especially for the week I’ve undertaken this 30/30 challenge. To celebrate we got iced coffee, then placed out first caches out in the wild. One of which is a wooden “container” (holding a 35mm film canister) made to blend in with the woods it’s hidden in. My fellow cachers have to use their GPS to get in the vicinity, use their powers of observation to actually detect the container, and sign the tiny log book inside. Think responsible woodland graffitti “I was here”, but without harming the area, and typically leaving the area a little cleaner than you found it.

So, while the dictum is, no photo it didn’t happen, you’ll have to take my word for it when I say I took some maple off the turning pile, chucked it up on the lathe, made a container out of it, and set it free. (Cause if a Lumberjock says it’s so, it’s so.)...

well, actually you don’t have to take my word for it… a couple of quotes from those who’ve already found it.

Loved the hide.
Enjoyed the container.
….nice hide which might stick out like a sore thumb during daylight, but tonight I just felt lucky. Thanks for a great addition along the trail!
My sisters were too loud

these, the actual listing, and ever more comments here

Aaaaand… my Milo pen was featured as one of 15 good fathers Day gift ideas (found on Etsy) on Grungezombie

Very nice.

7 days in, 11 projects done (total). 3 weeks to go!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 04:17 AM

You and Russel are off to a great start.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 12:32 PM

Nice collection. I’m partial to the rings myself. A pretty productive first week by the looks of things.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 10:51 PM

and the second week starts off pretty sweet too:

My Milo pen is currently being featured as a good fathers Day gift idea on Grungezombie

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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