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This is what I told him….

I am moving forward and backwards at the same time. Got a challenge from a friend who I had challenged awhile ago. He is through his angst and has sold a major painting, plus others. He said “just go out and play with the wood.” I agreed. Then the electrical inspector called asking if I had finished yet? That became my priority. Finished it and made a major mistake which he has had me correct.

Yesterday I finished putting together some concrete pads. Had to adjust for a very crooked concrete floor. Will be building a large shelf to put my crap on.

I had gone to my shop to play with the wood and couldn’t find a place to DO anything! Dangerous as well?

Probably another week as I will be seeing the few clients I have (psychology) and after all that, and before finishing assembly of my jointer/planer, floor drill press, and delta dust collector…...I have a piece of ash that has dried and checked that I will make a sitting stool when feeding my outside/and barn cats.

Have a title for when I post it…”Sitting on my ash!”

Gotta call the electrical inspector to get him to sign off.

No simple answers.

Tom/akaDocSavage45

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 464 days ago

A little progress at a time buddy, before you know it you will be out there in the shop making Bombe chest by the dozens.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 464 days ago

LOL! I do have Charles Neil’s DVD for the Bombe box. ( Hey we’ve got a spelling checker! YEA!)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 464 days ago

Things never progress as fast as we would like them to when we look ahead…but before you know it they are done and we are looking back at what we have accomplished. I remember staring at the open grass out back and wondering if I would ever get my shop completed… that space is now my crowded workshop.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 464 days ago

As long as progress is being made and you’re happy.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 464 days ago

As you do, I also have the title for my project in place well before I actually complete the work. For my snake chair I was also going to play on the words asp, ash and as…. Good luck with the electrical inspector. Prior to retirement I worked for Ontario’s electrical inspection agency.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 464 days ago

Peter: The irony is not wasted on me…LOL, Monte: Not HAPPY yet but seeing that I am getting there relives my stress. Greg; My concern is my shop is too full of stuff ( being polite, LOL)

Thanks for your support.

My friend Mark said “play with the wood.” My wife said “do what you know until you learn the new equipment’

I am listening. Inspector coming this afternoon.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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andyboy

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#7 posted 464 days ago

Good on ya Tom. You will get there and it is a pain working in a mess (I Know!)
I had a bit of a weekend sharpening tools and on my Ash a bit too. he he.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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grizzman

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#8 posted 464 days ago

HEY TOM, IT LOOKS LIKE YOU PROGRESSED A FEW FEET FORWARD, THEN SLIPPED ON SOME KITTY POO AND THEN BACK ABOUT 4 FEET..opps i hate when i accidently type in caps…sorry…not yelling…....i mean why should i yell, should i lay on the couch and figure it out…it might turn into a nap…..so this is what i think, you were doing good and making progress but then you had a cat ass tro fee..and it all went into a ball of fur…..im a little short on sleep , so my disclaimer is , nothing i say here am i accountable for…so the main question is, are you going to make anything..i will wait for part 2 here to see what develops…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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grizzman

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#9 posted 464 days ago

news flash, i just had this idea, why dont you commision me to make something for you and you can then claim that you made it….we wont tell anyone…..LOL…..ok im going out to the shop…im making progress on the coffin…at this rate i might need it sooner then later….....]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
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-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 464 days ago

Might even make some functional stuff for animals? But I understand that that market may not be lucrative right now.

Hey quit stealing my ash jokes! LOL!

Grizz I understand you are a tired coffin builder. The first piece I will make is a butt seat for feeding the cats as my knees are getting older.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 464 days ago

Andy,

I see you working in your home shop. And I say “I can do it.” LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 464 days ago

Keep at it and breath…. I do the same thing… LOL Charles Neil video how cool!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 464 days ago

Good News. Electrical inspector passed my electrical work! TA,TA! Waiting for my cement pads to set up. Like waiting for water to boil. LOL!

Ken: Have known Charles for many years. I just can’t afford to go to a workshop. Have most every video he has put out. Can’t get the Townsend Clock build as he is only releasing it to members of his mastering woodworking classes.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Benji Reyes

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#14 posted 463 days ago

“Sitting on my ash” hahahahahaha I love that! Be well Tom!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 463 days ago

Benji,

Thanks for checking in. :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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