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Blog series by ChrisN updated 08-25-2009 03:21 AM 3 parts 11452 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Today I actually cut some wood...

02-03-2008 02:17 AM by ChrisN | 11 comments »

I’ve been a “collector” of power tools for some time now…usually every year with my bonus I would go out and get a tool…first came my Delta Contractors Saw. With a saw like that, I told my wife, I can build you great things… The next year it was my Delta 14” Band Saw. The band saw was just the ticket to start making fine furniture to fill our house…no longer would I be a slave to the local furiture store… Next was my Festool Circul...

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Part 2: ...no really...I'm back...

08-03-2009 04:46 PM by ChrisN | 3 comments »

Man, I can’t beleive I made my first posting almost 2 years ago…time flies when you work to much…and have kids…and move… I purchased a bunch of wood more than a year ago…sound familiar…and finally decided last week that it was time to get back at it. I had purchased about 40 bdft of Cypress to build a couple of adirondack chairs. I had plans, I had templates…I had the wood…time to get going. I went down to my “workshop”...

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Part 3: ...Getting over the Fear!!

08-25-2009 03:21 AM by ChrisN | 4 comments »

As I think back, every time I bought a new tool it was in the hope that this tool would be the one that would make sure that every cut, or hole, or edge, or…whatever, would be perfect. I wouldn’t have to worry about ruining a perfectly good piece of wood. Every project I had pictured in my mind would be easily translated through my hands and my new tool into a work of art. Yet everytime I opened the box, and set up the new tool, I found myself making the same timid steps forwar...

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