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Blog series by Scott Parsons updated 02-05-2009 06:36 AM 3 parts 2663 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: The Proud Pauper's Way

02-02-2009 04:59 AM by Scott Parsons | 2 comments »

Well, it all started just a couple weeks before Christmas. I knew it was coming but didn’t appreciate the impact it would have. My girlfriend, Heather, and I decided that we wanted to live together but I didn’t want to leave my living space because it’s in the building I work in and I always wanted that warehouse living experience before I decided to truck it back out to the country. When I moved into this 500sq. foot shed-within-a-bigger-shed it was a nightmare. I kne...

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Part 2: The Proud Pauper's Way

02-03-2009 04:55 AM by Scott Parsons | 1 comment »

Another day, another dollar, right? Today was a bit slow in the shop so I took advantage of the lack of co-worker presence and shop room to do some personal work. I re-milled the refurbished cedar today. It’s obvious to me that I’ll need to mill some more to complete all the doors. It’s been a toss up between shaker doors with a fibrex panel sprayed with a coloured lacquer or solid panel doors. I struggled with this decision because I don’t like building something...

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Part 3: The Proud Pauper's Way

02-05-2009 06:36 AM by Scott Parsons | 6 comments »

Finally some photos. Doesn’t look like much but I have high hopes. These are some pictures of the pine for the counter top. Heather enjoyed using the sander and did a fine job with getting the wood back to it’s original colour. Good girlfriend or what, eh? This picture below shows the line where I did the lap joint glue up to bring the length to an overall 129”. Here is the finishing process and the installed result. Still wet here. Installed no...

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