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Blog entry by Bermuda_Les posted 02-23-2015 08:23 PM 1359 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Replacing Damaged Pergola Part 2 of Pergola series Part 3: Necessity is the mother of invention... »

I was blessed to have my youngest son Dave (doing his impression of the Lumberjocks Logo) do all the planing of the boards yesterday, at 100lbs per board it sure saved my back, although I know he’s feeling it today. I couldn’t thank him enough, but he shrugged it off saying “What else do you have sons for?”

I truly appreciated the help… and kept the refreshment coming…

While Dave was busy doing the heavy work, I repaired the patio with Rockite, and marked out for the footings…

Next week, I’ll bring my table saw from the workshop to the house and cut all the boards to the same width. Being rough-cut undressed, the widths are all over the place. More to come next week…

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!



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ButchCassidy

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 08:40 PM

You might pick up another case of refreshments before next week. You are going to need His help running those through the table saw. I hope you have some out feed stands.

-- " If you want your PRAYERS to be answered" get off your knees and go to work

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Bermuda_Les

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 10:00 PM

Yes I have an outfeed stand… his name is David!!! :)

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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#3 posted 03-08-2015 09:53 PM

Be extremely careful ripping those long boards. This material has a propensity to close behind the blade, bad things happen correcting this malady.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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jumbojack

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#4 posted 03-08-2015 09:54 PM

Oops I now see this is.old.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Bermuda_Les

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#5 posted 03-09-2015 02:53 PM


Be extremely careful ripping those long boards. This material has a propensity to close behind the blade, bad things happen correcting this malady.

- jumbojack

You are correct JumboJack, and due to the extreme length (12’) it was clear at the outset, so my outfeed table (Dave) makes sure a small wedge placed in the cut ensures that doesn’t happen.

Les

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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