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Blog entry by Barry Crowe posted 399 days ago 852 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Barry Crowe

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#1 posted 398 days ago

Having some issues trying to figure out posting pics and verbage on my blog, so anyway, this is a shot of my shop with table saw, sliding compound miter saw and shuffle board table top converted to assembly/ out feed table for the bench saw, as the British would say. On the bench saw you will note the fine art from one of my beautiful boys.

-- Supercrowe

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#2 posted 337 days ago

Hello Jocks,

So, this is my first official blog entry, I hope I leave you sitting on the edge of your seat, wanting more! Things have been moving along at a pretty slow pace. With summer holidays and all, most of my daytime is spent tending to the boys and driving them here and there. Also, we are doing a pretty major renovation of our home. How major? A new walk in closet and en-suite for the master bedroom and also moving the entry door to the master bedroom. There will be a new kitchen, new French doors to the patio deck, a new main floor bathroom (out with the old in with the new), new laminate floor through out the basement, two new regulation sized windows in the basement bedrooms to make them legal (a contractor will have to cut the concrete basement walls), and many other things too. I have already ripped out 1500 square feet of old shag and other 70’s era floor covering through out the main floor and laid down 1500 sq. ft. of 3/4” x 3 1/4” oak hardwood and painted the boy’s two rooms.

Work has been coming steady too. I have been hired by a wood collector to build him an entertainment center, curio and/ or display case, custom entrance door with sidelight and a wet bar. He is an avid wood collector and I am building the entertainment center from $4000 worth of Myrtle and Carpathian burls. Altogether, he has about 20 grand worth of exotic woods to build his projects from. He is a dream customer – where else would I get to use such exotic woods to stock my portfolio, he is not pushy and pays what I want. I also have a key cabinet to build for a car dealership and many request for other work that I have really not followed up on. I have put an ad on Kijiji for a helper, but so far no solid prospects. In other developments, I bought several hundred board feet of local hardwoods (oak and ash) and am attempting to deal some of that for a reasonable profit. I also bought about 1000 lineal feet of 5” ash baseboards and 400 lineal feet of 5.5” oak crown mouldings. The ash came from an old building that was concrete, so there are minimum nail holes. I will resurface all the baseboards and stain them to match the floors and apply through out the house (door jamb stock too) and rip the remainder in half to case all the windows and doors too. I sold the crown mouldings because I had no use for them and they came together in one lot.

Life is good, the family is happy and healthy – what more could I ask for?

Pictures to follow.

-- Supercrowe

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#3 posted 337 days ago

looks like a nice setup

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

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#4 posted 336 days ago

Thank you, PurpLev :)

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