Meeting PurpLev

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Blog entry by Mark Colan posted 08-23-2010 05:05 AM 1304 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day I asked about the best way to make cauls to glue up two facing panels of MDF. PurpLev (on this board) lives about 3 miles from me, and invited me over, for a lesson in planes (which I thought I needed to make cauls), a discussion of milling tools, and discussing ways to make cauls. I’ve decided the safest way is by way of a sled with clamps to cut on an angle.

The only reason I know PurpLev is because he commented on my posts, and when I checked him out, I saw that he lived in the next town over.

He has been doing woodworking only 3 years, he says – but he seems so far ahead of me in his knowledge and skills, yet I’ve been doing it for years – perhaps not as constantly.

I love it that this board makes it easy to meet great teachers like him. Thanks, Sharon!

-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA

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#1 posted 09-04-2010 04:03 AM

:) it was a pleasure meeting you Mark, always nice to share some woodworking moments with someone that appreciates it.

You are welcome to drop by anytime. hopefully when the garage is a bit more put together, and the weather is a bit less watery

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 09-04-2010 04:34 AM

Nice to see ljs opening up there shops and time to help others.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 09-04-2010 06:05 AM

It is a true blessing to have a fellow woodworker so close that you can spend time with. Congrats to both of you.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 09-04-2010 03:00 PM

@rance: it is indeed a blessing. I would like to build a network of Boston-metro woodworking buddies, to share ideas and resources.

-- Mark, hack amateur woodworker, Medford (greater Boston) MA

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