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Beginning #2: Hidden joy of woodworking

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Blog entry by Jeff Mazur posted 11-03-2014 05:12 PM 990 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First: I promise that my participation here won’t continue to be one long-winded soliloquy, but I have to start somewhere. When I have more time I shall poke around and comment, answer questions when able, etc., and will even ask questions. But right now, just getting used to the site.

OK, so – the Hidden Joy of Woodworking is… tool rehab!

I’ll keep this short and sweet: I find that along with the actual working of wood, I have rather enjoyed maintaining and refurbishing my stuff. So far, not a whole lot done (thankfully – I DO like the wood working best), but it’s been fun.

- got a lunchbox planer that needed serious de-rusting, lubrication, and replacement of its bottom plate (where the wood rests when sliding through) and did all those things;
- replaced and aligned the cutters on my jointer;
- disassembled and replaced the bearings on my Radial Arm Saw (arm carriage bearings, not motor bearings, I’m not THAT hard core) ;
- ground down an ill-fitting guide bushing holder plate that came with a “universal” (nothing is ever universal, no matter what the label says) router plate so that it would clear the opening in the tool base;
- sharpened some totally wrecked chisels to usable condition;
- did a new and needed set-up on the used miter saw I bought.

I’m sure there are other things, but they elude my memory right now. Point is, the toys are rather fun as well, and so far it’s become a second hobby that I didn’t expect but am enjoying. Who knows, I might end up getting some metal-working machinery before I’m through.

-- Woodworking is a beautiful, physical, cerebral, and noble art.



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