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Blog series by Crushgroovin updated 04-25-2011 05:52 AM 7 parts 25210 reads 39 comments total

Part 1: 40 hours until it begins

06-03-2010 10:08 AM by Crushgroovin | 5 comments »

It was all started 8 weeks ago as a way of spending more time with my sons & a desire to build a common hobby before they reach the age of rebellion. So we 3 set off on this foray into woodworking with a 20 year old duct taped circular saw, a 20+ year old jigsaw, a new (under powered) table router, & about 100 projects & about a million ideas of what we would like to do first. The first project of course was a work table/bench. That was followed by two cutting boards. These thr...

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Part 2: Twenty Twent Twenty Four Hours to GOOOOO

06-04-2010 12:50 AM by Crushgroovin | 2 comments »

I wanna be sedated! LOL as my wife says “ahh boys & their toys, doesn’t matter if they are 7 or 37”

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Part 3: And We're Off

06-04-2010 09:24 AM by Crushgroovin | 1 comment »

Never one to let the moss grow beneath my feet and un-dauntingly ambitious I started my next project tonight. I owe my wife big time for being 1) Amazing! 2) being very encouraging throughout the venture into woodworking. 3) oh and putting up with me for the 8 years I spent in an alcoholic stupor. She is going to culinary school right now to become a pastry chef. Our first project was a decorative cutting board we gave her for Mother’s Day. The next day she mentioned she would...

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Part 4: How many projects

06-08-2010 03:22 PM by Crushgroovin | 1 comment »

I am 4 days into life with a Shopsmith & i already have 3 projects going. If I were in school they would say I have ADD! But hey I have to have something to do while glue & fnish are drying, right? LOL Now the key will be finish the Bandsaw Box, End Grain Cutting Board, & workbench.

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Part 5: My Shop Helpers!

10-21-2010 04:59 AM by Crushgroovin | 5 comments »

I started this not so little venture into woodworking last spring leading up to my boys Pine Wood Derby Races. We rocked the races brining home two first place den trophies and 2nd place overall. Since then I have spent dozens of hours in my workshop with my boys. It has been everything I had hoped for and more. One nice part is how excited they get about cleaning ;) LOL they argue over who gets to vacuum and always have the hand broom at the ready. I am taking advantage of every minute o...

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Part 6: Enough to Make a Grown Me Cry!!!

01-26-2011 02:09 AM by Crushgroovin | 9 comments »

I have been turning for a few months now and have had some moderate success with spindles and a couple platters, even a bowl or two has worked out ok. But in attempting to learn how to turn bowls I have had many a “Learning Opportunity” which has resulted in me screaming non nonsensical almost curse words from my shop. Now the outside of the bowl isn’t a problem, I have made some absolutely beautiful Bowl Outsides. The trouble has come with my Fracking Lathe and the hollowin...

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Part 7: Food Safe Finishes

04-25-2011 05:52 AM by Crushgroovin | 16 comments »

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