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14 Comment

  1. Reply
    Marie Butenhoff
    December 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Just saw your site today and went over a few with my hubby, we built him a new 30 by 40 woodworking shop over the summer. He is now working on some Christmas gifts and I know the snowflake shelf will be one of them. In the photos I also saw a snowflake type decoration setting in a metal tub in front of the fireplace. Was this something you made and would have plans for?

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      Shara, Chasing A Dream
      December 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      Hi Marie! I’m glad you found my site and are liking what you see! Yes I made that snowflake, but it was trial and error (mainly error) so I do not have plans for it. I had intended to redo it and make some plans, but you know how things come along and keep you busy haha. I’m sorry! I will get around to that again, but I am not sure if it’ll be before Christmas. I will do my best!

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    February 17, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I just made your snowflake shelf. So cool! Thanks a lot , my daughter loves it!

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      Shara, Chasing A Dream
      February 18, 2016 at 10:41 am

      YAY! So glad you liked that project! It’s one of my favorites 🙂

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    March 11, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Hi Shara – you and I have such similar taste! Chainsaws, power tools, funky country decor, INDECISION! Glad I found your blog!

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      Shara, Chasing A Dream
      March 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Yay! It’s so nice to meet friends with similar interests and tastes…and personality traits 🙂 I’m glad you found my blog, too! Please keep in touch!

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    May 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I love your twisty table 🙂
    I am also in love with wood and tools but I have no place to make my ideas come to life as of yet.
    Keep chasing the dream child of God. 🙂

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      Shara, Chasing A Dream
      June 7, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Thank you! I appreciate the encouragement 🙂 I hope you soon find a way to make your ideas come to life!

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    June 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I’m so happy to have found your blog! Thank you for sharing your amazing plans, I love everything!

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      June 29, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Thank you!! I’m glad you found your way here! Hope you stick around…if you’re interested, feel free to sign up for email updates from the sidebar 🙂 Thanks again!

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    March 28, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Thank you, for your Woodshop Diaries!
    I started my first build, re-made two drawers for my antique wardrobe & used the original drawer fronts. One drawer had fallen apart! So, I rebuilt both drawers and in that process discovered there were also issues with the base cabinet.
    Long story short, I successfully rebuilt the drawers, making them larger than the original & repaired the base! the Kerg jig Pocket Screw system is Amazing!
    I found Anna White on Pinterest and am going to use her plan and modify a kitchen island plan, for a sewing room work surface and storage in the drawers and shelves.
    This has been a life changer. I now know, I can build anything using the tools I have. Inspired by Anna White plans & Shara Woodshop Diaries!

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      March 29, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂 So glad I was able to inspire you!

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    Georgia Olin
    June 5, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Inspiration! Sophisticated, beautiful work!

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      June 9, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Thank you so much!

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