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Blog series by DonFaulk0517 updated 05-06-2009 01:11 AM 7 parts 12695 reads 23 comments total

Part 1: Michigan Woodworks --- My Woodworking Shop and Story

11-16-2008 04:19 PM by DonFaulk0517 | 4 comments »

Welcome to my woodworking shop and story. This is my first blog and I hope to provide an ongoing status of my workshop and woodworking endeavors in this blog. This is “my story” of a hobby I enjoyed many years ago but became detached from due to my responsibilities at my full-time “real” job. I will update this whenever I can. For me, this is my retreat… my workshop is in my garage on my three arces in the woods with a 1/4 acre pond. Wildlife heaven, with dear, turkeys, and many other anim...

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Part 2: Upcoming woodworking shows

11-16-2008 04:24 PM by DonFaulk0517 | 3 comments »

I have plans on attending two woodworking shows in the Detriot Michigan area… Woodworks Events and The Woodworking Shows. I have all weekend passes so that I do not miss any of the free classes that are held throughout the day. I have been coming to THe Woodworking Show for 6 years and have found the classes and talking with the Suppliers and other woodworkers invaluable. I also plan on attending the “Make Your Own Bandsaw Box” at the Woodworks Events show. I’ll ...

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Part 3: Woodshow Day 1

11-22-2008 05:09 AM by DonFaulk0517 | 1 comment »

I attended Day 1 of the Woodworks Events woodworking show near Detriot Michigan today (FRI 11-21-08). Before the show I took a class on “Make Your Own Bandsaw Box”. The class was taught by Geoffrey Noden. The class was good and we made miniture boxes (when I finish sand it and put a finish on it, I’ll post it in my projects). The only shortfall in the class was that it was too short. in regards to the show, it was disappointing. It was about one-quarter of the size of previo...

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Part 4: Woodshow Day 2

11-23-2008 04:15 AM by DonFaulk0517 | 3 comments »

I attended Day 2 of the Woodworks Event (Novi, Michigan; outside of Detriot). The show is very small, but I did encounter one vendor that was of great interest… Bill Bush of Bush Products Inc (along with Lakeshore Hardwoods). Bill gave a very good talk on the stages of sanding and then using oil to finish. I was amazed at the way the PSA (Pressure Sensative Adhesive) Aluminum Oxide paper sanded quickly and efficiently, with very little build up (could just brush away the saw dust). Bill...

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Part 5: Woodworking Show - The Woodworking Shows - Detroit MI Dec 5th thru 7th

12-08-2008 02:56 AM by DonFaulk0517 | 6 comments »

I went to the The Woodworking Shows this weekend and was pleased that the show had the familiar top suppliers that it had in past years. Although smaller than ones in the past, it was very good. Jim Heavey of WOOD Magazine, was there and offered three very good free classes. I look forward to his instruction each year. Detroit had the Woodworks Events woodworking show a couple of weeks ago (see previous blog entry), which was much smaller and had a poor turn-out of suppliers (with few bargain...

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Part 6: New Web Site

03-22-2009 02:44 PM by DonFaulk0517 | 4 comments »

In continuing to learn more about using web sites I decided to develop one of my own. A simple one that I could add other items which I wouldn’t add to the Lumberjock’s site. The site is MichiganWoodshop. If you would like, go a head and visit it and let me know thru this site what you thought and if you have any improvment ideas. Enjoy!

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Part 7: New addition to Workshop

05-06-2009 01:11 AM by DonFaulk0517 | 2 comments »

For my birthday (a few days in advance due to a sale at Home Depot) my family purchased a Ridgid Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle Sander for me… which will be a great addition to my workshop. I fell in love with this sander at a woodworking show last Fall when I used it to build a Band Saw box. The oscillating action with the belt sander worked perfect for fine-tuning the shape of the box (a kidney shaped box). I look forward to building more boxes… and am once again indebted to my w...

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