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Blog series by DynaBlue updated 12-15-2009 08:58 PM 6 parts 11418 reads 29 comments total

Part 1: The Cranky Sailor Workshop - Ep 1

10-23-2009 04:32 AM by DynaBlue | 9 comments »

Okay, I don’t normally get into the whole ‘blogging’ thing but with a sentence of encouragement from a fellow LJ I thought I’d take the plunge and show off the length, breadth and depth of my woodworking disabilities on my first real job for another person who actually has money to pay me. A few things first off.. 1. Yes, it’s messy. My shop..I know. We just moved into our house a few months ago and things aren’t fully stashed away yet. I straight...

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Part 2: The Cranky Sailor Workshop - Ep 2

10-23-2009 10:42 PM by DynaBlue | 11 comments »

Since a few of you made the mistake of actually reading the blog and some even commenting, well, just like a major TV network, I’ll keep this dog going. Disclaimer- The term “exactly” when encountered in this blog should be interpreted loosely, roughly translated to “as close as my old eyes can get it” or “somewhere between gnat’s ass and half-assed close”. Today I wanted to get the half lap joints cut so I could actually fit the table ba...

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Part 3: The Cranky Sailor Workshop - Ep 3

10-24-2009 11:41 PM by DynaBlue | 0 comments »

Company is coming over today so not much going on in the shop. So I figured I’d quickly post pictures of my shop. I had to clean it up some since one of the guests is the guy who got me into woodworking in the first place and I want to present a good impression. Of course he’ll still remember my box of cordless Ryobi tools and BTS-20 portable table saw which I used on a 10’ x 8’ covered porch in Hawaii, so this should stand out a bit above that! Also, here is som...

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Part 4: The Cranky Sailor Workshop - Ep 4

10-26-2009 12:59 AM by DynaBlue | 5 comments »

Today was practice day in the shop, and a mighty fine thing that it was! Today was the first booger while cutting out the practice tabletop. Fortunately it only cost me $12 worth of MDF and a broken bandsaw blade. Moons ago I constructed an add-on bandsaw table from one of the many magazine articles on the subject and, unsurprisingly, it included a circle cutting jig attachment. I’ve cut some small circles with it before but it’s only rated to about 30” instead of the ...

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Part 5: The Cranky Sailor Workshop - Ep 5

12-05-2009 03:16 AM by DynaBlue | 0 comments »

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the blog boards comes another episode in the misadventures known as Dynablue’s woodworking projects. I’ve got no pictures this time but will post them on the next one. Mainly I hadn’t blogged because there wasn’t much going on with the table that was of really any interest. Gluing up tabletop blanks, sanding, oiling, gluing parts, having nearly ruinous experiences routing bandsaw marks off the edge of the top, etc.....

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Part 6: The Cranky Sailor Workshop - Ep 6

12-15-2009 08:58 PM by DynaBlue | 4 comments »

Well, the day finally came, the table is finished! I’ve spent the past 10 days working against chilly weather and damp rain in my quest for a nice finish. The customer didn’t want a mirror shine but instead wanted a semi-gloss, an effect I think came through nicely. The table was finished with several coats of BLO sanded into the wood and topped off with 2 coats of Rockler’s Wundercote gloss and a final of Wundercote semi-gloss. Between coats the tops were sa...

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