Begining the craft #1: Background

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Blog entry by Ken Wright posted 03-18-2009 04:03 AM 663 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey folks. I decided I was going to get into the carpentry hobby. My background has been military, law enforcement, journeyman electrician and HVAC tech. This is new challenge so here we go.

I just bought a Ridgid TS3350 tablesaw, Ridgid DP 15501 drill press and a Ridgid R29301 router combo w/benchdog extention table. I already have a vast collection of hand tools so I think I’m through until my project calls for another. I’m goin to just play with scrap wood that I have laying around until I build a relationship with them.

My first project I am shooting to make a hope chest for my daughter. I’m thinking of something like a steamer trunk made of 1/2” vener and hardwood slats. The hardware I’ll get from an online source. I’ll stain it as opposed to canvas or tin sheathing and the inside I’ll paper.

I’ll start this project in mid May and will allow three weeks to complete it working just a couple of hours in the evening and all day Saturday.

Well see how it goes.

-- Try and try again... then get the diesle fuel and a match

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#1 posted 03-18-2009 04:20 AM

Sounds like you have a good start there. Don’t force yourself into a specific time window- let it be fun and take whatever time you need!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Will Mego

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#2 posted 03-18-2009 06:03 AM

I think 1/2” veneer is a board!

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 06:12 AM

Will I think he means hardwood veneered plywood.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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