My Journey

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Blog series by MarkN updated 04-15-2008 03:11 AM 4 parts 3835 reads 21 comments total

Part 1: first entry

03-29-2008 06:14 PM by MarkN | 8 comments »

As you all know, i am new to this wood working thing. so some of you may find this kind of boring and others may find this this a trip down memory lane. I only have time to work in my shop on my day off and some mornnings, you see i am a Chef and have verry little time to myself. The shop is my little get away from all the things that stres me out, includding the family life. so i plan on using this as a jornal with throughts and acomplishments that only a fellow wood worker might apreciea...

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Part 2: part 2

03-31-2008 10:03 PM by MarkN | 4 comments »

i started my stationary box today and it seems to have a few new challanges for me. first i sucessfully made my first box joints that came out pretty tight. i do need to sand them down flush through. I decided to try another new thing and do some inlay on the outside of the box with some red oak. nothing fancy just some strait line it looks rather nice and i am pleased with the out come. some dado cuts and some oak shelfs to hold paper and it is starting to look realy nice. i t...

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Part 3: part 3

04-09-2008 01:12 AM by MarkN | 2 comments »

ok so it has been a week since i have worked on my stationary box and finaly got some time off. I decided that my box needed a substacial bottom to it so i whent to the only hardwood dealer in houston for the first time. oh my god what a place. you name it they had it. Lace wood, Wenge, Zebra, Cherry Oak The list could go on. They had raw lumber that they will mill to whatever you wanted. any amount it did not matter. After i wandered around this wearhouse of wonderful smells of wood being cu...

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Part 4: It's Done

04-15-2008 03:11 AM by MarkN | 7 comments »

Yes i finally finished my stationary box and am well pleasede with it. the journey has been fun and i learned a lot of things on it. first that when you make a draw do not measure it so tightly that you spend 3 days shaving it down till it fits perfectly. i learned how to do my first box joints that quite frankly look marvolus. and i learned that toung oil needs a little love to make it shine. ther are some mistakes that i made but i am so sure that on any project that we do there will always...

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