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Hey everyone, its been too long. I’ve been very busy with work for the past few months finishing up a project that took over my life, as well as working on a complete master bathroom remodel that still has about another month or two of work left in my spare time. I had the rough in inspection a few weeks ago and am finally starting to tile the shower(traditional waterproof method and deck mud pre slope, shower pan liner, final slope, vapor barrier, cement board, etc). Luckily, I’ll be getting to a few woodworking projects for that shortly around a wall cabinet, drawers for the existing vanity, and a picture frame medicine cabinet. I just need to finish up the shower first.

Anyways, just wanted to share some great news. I know I haven’t been active as of late, but now that the work project is over, I hope to have more time. My wife, Ren, is 13 weeks pregnant :) She is due May 11th.

So, it looks like I’ll have a bunch of more woodworking projects to do before then. On that list, a nice high chair, a cradle, and some other things like a baby rattle. I’ve favorited a few projects on LJ for some inspiration. Thanks are listed below. I plan on starting on them after the new year. Too much is going on but we’re both very excited. We decided we don’t want to find out the sex, it will make it more fun and this way I can torture the in-laws muahahah. Actually they are great, and very excited too. It will be the first grandchild for both families.

Special thanks to the following for baby project inspiration…


-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#1 posted 659 days ago

Congrats to you both Eric

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 659 days ago

congratulations to the three of you

i’d say more work is in the wings
better learn how to play again too
it’ll come in handy soon

-- 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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#3 posted 659 days ago

THAT’S AWESOME!!!!!congrats your life will change in such a wonderful daughter just turned 5.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 659 days ago

Congratulations Eric, cherish the moment.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#5 posted 659 days ago

Thanks guys. We’re really excited, but I think my dad and her parents are even more so. Wish my mom was still alive for this though.

Patron, I’m looking forward to it :) I’m also looking forward to making some toys for he/she.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#6 posted 659 days ago

Congrats! As a parent, I feel it is my duty to remind you that any toys you make NOT have any small parts that can come loose/break off. Babies up to age 3 LOVE to to put crap in their mouths regardless of what it is. Not trying to be a buzz-kill, just sayin’...

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#7 posted 659 days ago

47phord, thank you for the reminder. I plan on making everything big lol and without small parts. I’ve seen construction toys in Wood magazine that used Red loctite to secure small bolts from those wheels, but for some reason that doesn’t seem safe either.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#8 posted 659 days ago

Congratulations, Eric. Many exciting years ahead- enjoy each one as it comes.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#9 posted 659 days ago

Eric, trust me on this: if it can be broken off, it WILL be broken off. Especially if you end up with a boy. Things get dropped/kicked/thrown/abused in ways a sane adult would never even consider. I borrowed a spray gun from my dad once, and my then-5 year old boy got a hold of it and somehow managed to snap off the 1/4” nipple that attached the quick-disconnect to the gun. I would have needed a pair of pliers and some elbow grease to pull that one off; my only guess is he dropped it from some height. Little bastard. Of course, he had break a borrowed tool…but I digress.

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#10 posted 659 days ago

Donna, thank you.

47phord, lol. I’ll remember that.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#11 posted 659 days ago

congratulations :-)

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#12 posted 659 days ago

Congrats, Eric.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#13 posted 659 days ago

Eric that is awesome!!!!


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#14 posted 659 days ago

Congrats man!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#15 posted 659 days ago

Fantastic news! Congratulations on your future shop partner. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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