Starting a New Challenge

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Blog entry by sricks posted 06-29-2009 10:35 PM 1005 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am starting a new endeavor to attempt to get out in the shop and do some woodworking. You can read all about it at my blog Project Artistry 12 in 12 . Basically it comes down to this, I am going to attempt to do 12 woodworking projects in 12 months, so I am calling it my 12 in 12 Challenge. I could really use your support(no, not money, but…oh never mind) and encouragement to keep it and me going. My plan is to chronicle what I am doing on the blog with pictures and video at least once a week. So check it out and leave comments. I will also post other interesting woodworking articles as I find interesting things on my main blog page at .

Be sure to tell your friends because I find it way to easy to back out of commitments to myself, so I am looking for a large group of people to hold me accountable and hopefully find it enjoyable as well.

You can also follow me on twitter at Http://

-- Check out my progress at

11 comments so far

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#1 posted 06-29-2009 10:57 PM

best of luck, I’m sure you’ll get lots of encouragement here…

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 11:48 PM

Good luck on your endevour. I wish you lots of luck.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 06-30-2009 12:39 AM

I wish you the best of luck on your challenge!

...and I’ll spare you the gory details of my failed 30 projects in 30 days challenge!

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#4 posted 06-30-2009 01:00 AM

One project a month is realistic. In fact, it’s what I base my work load on in my shop. Most of the commissions that I get, I give myself a month to do. If I finish sooner, I work on shop maintenance, if longer, which is rare, then I have to slide everything a little. Good luck and keep us posted.

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#5 posted 06-30-2009 01:04 AM

Good luck. Looking forward to your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 06-30-2009 01:17 AM

go for it !
im with you ,
now i need to go take a nap .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 06-30-2009 03:00 AM

Hey man, I’m behind ya!
Good luck, and I’m counting on you to keep us posted!

-- Splintered Board Podcast - Woodworker Un-extraordinaire

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#8 posted 06-30-2009 03:05 AM

Go man go sounds interesting

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 06-30-2009 04:41 AM

Good luck!
Very eager to see the first project completed. I’m watching. Keep us updated.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 06-30-2009 01:36 PM

Sounds reasonable to me. Are you making sets of things? Matching stuff? What type of projects and how big? Later,
Doug in AZ.

-- If you need craft books - please visit our small business at

View sricks's profile


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#11 posted 06-30-2009 03:02 PM

Hey, thanks guys for all the encouragement. The first project should be announced soon.

-- Check out my progress at

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