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Blog series by BenZ updated 03-26-2007 07:28 PM 3 parts 2482 reads 42 comments total

Part 1: Getting Started ::

03-23-2007 04:16 PM by BenZ | 7 comments »

I always hear about blog this and blog that, but have yet to ever post anything of my own. This is more of an experiment on my part than an attempt to develop a reader base. I am not quite sure anyone out there wants to read my ramblings about life and how woodworking fits into mine. Well here it goes… Taking the shop class in high school changed my life in many ways. First and foremost it developed in me a love of woodworking, the process that goes with it, and the feel of acc...

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Part 2: Numero Dos

03-26-2007 03:55 PM by BenZ | 22 comments »

What to write about?? I went out of town this weekend (trip to Richmond, VA) so not much went on as far as wood working. I did try to convince my mother that the sofa table I promised her I would build should be in the Arts and Crafts style, so I could enter it into the contest here (is a sofa table able to be entered or does it have to be an end table?). She is supposed to get back to me so I may end up trying to build too tables at the same time, a simple one for her and a more complex...

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Part 3: Podcast Idea::

03-26-2007 07:28 PM by BenZ | 13 comments »

How many out there are interested in what happens to the tree prior to the wood turning up at your local hardwood retailer??? Such as: - techniques/videos for cutting down a tree (watching a 300 year old white oak tree that stands about 100 ft with a 6 ft diameter trunk fall is a pretty amazing experience) - Selecting a piece of lumber out of a freshly dropped tree (think Nakashima) - Milling the wood and definition of the cuts (quartersawn, halfsawn, etc.) - Drying the lumber ...

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