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Forum topic by Betsy posted 04-06-2008 04:45 AM 1100 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2008 04:45 AM

As many of you know, I worked on building a set of adirondack chairs for my church’s auction. Wasn’t sure I’d get them done since I was not feeling well – but I managed. Anyway the auction was tonight and it went really well. The set brought $475 and now I’m making another set for another $475 for the church! Everyone oohed and ahhed and generally made me feel good about the time and effort I put into these.

Anyway – this is what I donated.


Now I’ve got to get busy on the other set—but that’s a good thing. The second couple is not in a hurry so that helps.

I’m just tickled they brought that kind of money. So I guess this is a brag post – or maybe a boastful post or a thankful post—- or just a tickled pink post.

I appreciate everyone who encouraged me and watched my blog on this project.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 04-06-2008 05:29 AM

Well done. And for a great cause. God is good!!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#2 posted 04-06-2008 05:32 AM

Very nice!... everyone benefits from a project like that!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#3 posted 04-06-2008 05:35 AM

Thanks guys. I’m happy with how it turned out. I was actually worried that they would not get a lot of bids. But it worked out pretty well.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 04-06-2008 06:33 AM

Wow is right. Those are certainly a cut above the ordinary Adirondacks. With the shaped back-splats, and the table design mirroring their contours this is very, very nice design. Good show, Betsy.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 04-06-2008 07:05 AM

Hey Besty, that’s quite a bundle of cash! Congratulations!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 04-06-2008 11:35 AM

High Betsy

Great looking chair set. You should be proud on a job will done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 04-06-2008 02:03 PM

Hi Betsy,

You did well. You have every right to feel proud of yourself. You chose a project with wide appeal, designed a nice product and put it together with a solid construction effort. Sounds like a winning combination to me.

Now that you are flush with success you can go on to your second set with your confidence level boosted to an all time high.

Go for it. (And keep us posted on the progress too)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 04-06-2008 03:02 PM

I am curious how much time and materials you have in this project… In the end, do you feel like your time is well paid at that price?

-- making sawdust....

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#9 posted 04-06-2008 10:31 PM

thanks all. I can’t take credit for the design of the project though. This is basically Woods plans from Woodcraft. I modified the building sequence and methods.

Mott – When I’m feeling 100% I can get a set like this done in a couple of weekends. There’s less than $150 in materials. So I feel like the price came out pretty good.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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