Our Shop #9: Lovin' My DowelMax

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 09-10-2007 12:11 PM 1508 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First,—- Tom—I know that since I don’t have pictures, it didn’t happen, but I’m telling it anyway!!

Yesterday was a rain day so Rick and I went to the shop to play with wood.. I mean to build something. Since my daughter’s cats have moved in, they have decided that they like to spend most of their time outside now and so we wanted to build them a house.

It wasn’t going to be anything fancy, just functional (well, as long as they use it, that is) and so we drew a quick design, cut some slabs of pine, and zipped it together using the DowelMax. Was that ever fun and easy—I lined up the DowelMax; Rick drilled the holes; he did the gluing and I stuck in the dowels.. and wham, bam, the house was finished in no time at all.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#1 posted 09-10-2007 03:26 PM

Uh, since there isn’t any pictures, even though you knew I was going to say this, but….no pictures, didn’t happen, nice story, good morning.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 09-10-2007 03:48 PM

Good morning Tom :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 09-10-2007 04:27 PM

Very cool Deb. Nice to give them a place to go.

-- Bob

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#4 posted 09-10-2007 04:33 PM

yah.. now if they’d only use it!!

We put a “swinging” window into our basement window so they can go in and out – rather than coming to the door 30 times a day—my goodness they are giving me my exercise!!!
We put the new house in front of the window with a walkway going right through..

”Come on cats—I thought you were supposed to be curious??? !!!”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 09-10-2007 06:10 PM

We know you have a camera. We see all of your shop visits. Why are you not showing the results of Rick’s work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 09-10-2007 06:12 PM

cause it’s out in the rain????

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 09-10-2007 09:07 PM

Now, with that practice, you can build a dog house for Rick, or at the very least, threaten to.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 09-11-2007 11:32 AM

hehehe Rick never needs a dog house!!! but he does have 3 sheds he can go to :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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