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Blog series by Jamie updated 01-25-2008 01:57 AM 3 parts 4567 reads 31 comments total

Part 1: The beginning

01-07-2008 04:16 AM by Jamie | 4 comments »

Well, I started working on my 2×4 project today. Last weekend I picked up a bunch of 2×4’s at Lowes to construct a new lumber rack, with 1 to spare for the contest. I was a little afraid that one 2×4 wouldn’t be enough to complete the project, but it looks like I will have a few scraps left. I cut some of the pieces today, 4 – 18” long pieces have been jointed and edge-glued together to form one plank (needed it to be a little longer than what is r...

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Part 2: Day two - With Pics

01-08-2008 03:51 AM by Jamie | 16 comments »

Well, So far so good.. The glue has set and now I have a nice 13×18 inch blank to work with. I have traced the shape design on it, and have cut it out with the bandsaw. This left some material on each side that will be extremely valuable to finish the project. I am really starting to feel good about it. So far everything has worked out as planned. There are going to be so many little pieces that will have to be made The only thing I am worried about is not being able to complete ...

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Part 3: Bummer... :(

01-25-2008 01:57 AM by Jamie | 11 comments »

Well, It’s been over 2 weeks since my last post on my 2×4 entry, and it’s also been that long since I’ve been able to go out to my shop. I just haven’t had any play time lately due to work. Hopefully I’ll be able to get out there this weekend and work on it some, but if not, I won’t be able to complete this project before the deadline. Actually, based on the work I have to do to complete it, it probably won’t. But, if that happens, I’ll...

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