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Assiniiboine Community College Woodworking course #6: Last Class of Level 1 :-(

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Blog entry by Mark Shymanski posted 01-28-2011 07:30 AM 663 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: The penultimate class :-(... I was on time again! Part 6 of Assiniiboine Community College Woodworking course series Part 7: First day of Level 2 »

Well the Level 1 is done and no I didn’t get my nail tray finished; I need about another hour to get it all together including fixing my myriad ‘learning opportunities’:-)

I had a chance to use a rabbetting plane! and a brace and bit. I am very impressed with how easily these tools worked, I had anticipated that they would be much less effective for a lot more effort. I will be keeping my eyes open for good garage sales and auctions for more hand tools now.

Overall (even though I didn’t finish the projects) I learned an enormous amount. The opportunity to try out the router and rabbetting planes, the brace and bit and to learn that I can in saw a straight square cut as well as finding out how to properly plane to square and a set dimension was incredibly satisfying.

Good night, and thanks for reading; I’ve got to go now and register for Level 2!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 01-28-2011 03:27 PM

I’ve enjoyed reading about your class.
I hope we get to see your finished nail box soon

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 01-29-2011 02:41 AM

I hope I can work on it this weekend. I have really learned the utility of the bench vise. Now I have to build myself a bench with a vise!

I did manage to register last night so I am really looking forward to a week Tuesday!

I will post pictures when I get something finished!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 01-29-2011 05:28 AM

excellent.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 01-29-2011 10:57 AM

Hi Mark.

Glad you enjoyed the class so much and congrats on taking the next step.

I took part in the Sawdust Chronicles website challenge recently, and even though my health problems kept me from completing it, I learned a whole lot from the experience and would do it again in a heartbeat. You might want to enter something like that. LJ here runs several per year. As a matter of fact, there is one on now. They cost nothing, other than the materials you decide to use and any tools you need, which is an investment, not an expense anyway. Taking part forces you to stretch yourself much as classes do.

Have fun and make some sawdust!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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