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07-31-2010 03:54 AM

Coming home tomorrow - 3 replies

First, I want to thank everyone for their well wishes from my previous post. The surgery went well, with no immediate indications of cancer. Although, the fibroid was sent off for a full pathology which the doc says we should have back in a week or 2 at the outside. There have been some concerns with periodic rapid heart rates, but ECG’...

07-28-2010 02:36 PM

Out of the shop for a few weeks - 16 replies

I’ll be out of the shop for a few weeks. Today my wife is going in for 4 hr surgery to remove a massive fibroid (21 cm or 8” diametre) that developed during her pregnancy with our daughter. It didn’t mastecize (the doc’s term) after childbirth and the concern is that it’s cancerous. Once removed, we won’t know...

07-22-2010 02:10 PM

Need ideas on hanging wall shelves - 9 replies

Has anyone ever built hanging wall shelves for books? My wife wants me to put some up in our daughter’s room as her quantity of books is starting to grow and the pile in the corner is starting to look unsightly. I know whatever I do will have to be attached to the wall studs, but not sure on where to start. The questions I have are: ...

07-10-2010 05:25 AM

Need some advice - centre mount drawer slides - 8 replies

My cabinet project continues to be a bit of a pain in my but, but thats what happens when you don’t have the knowledge to plan things properly. I recently blogged about my drawers (if you’re interested in the full rant, check it out through the link in my signature), but to make a long story short, The drawer part of my Nursery cabin...

04-28-2010 04:21 PM

Worksharp 2000 - Opinions please - 3 replies

This is more like closing the barn door after the horse has gotten out (yes, I’ve already ordered one as busybee has it on sale right now for $115.00 (within Canada), but was wondering from those that have had the WS2000 for a while now as to what your opinions were of it. Good/Bad/indifferent? Anything quirky to watch for when sharpeni...

04-09-2010 04:47 PM

Recommended bandsaw blade? - 5" Delta - 1 reply

I have a benchtop Delta 5” bandsaw (model 28-185c) which will take up to a 3/8” blade. Any recommendations on type of blade to get? I would like to do some pattern cutting and potentially some ‘light’ resawing. Here’s a link to the specs on the bandsawhttp://www.dbkeighley.co.uk/masters/delta28185.htm Cheers,Mike

04-01-2010 05:23 PM

table top design and wood movement - 8 replies

Hi LJs been working on a shaker table where the body is made of Ash, but have been thinking about a walnut top, but came to the conclusion that it may have been to big a contrast. Now thinking about an ash top with a walnut border as per this pic: I have yet to experience wood movement as it’s going to be the first project out of my ...

03-13-2010 02:51 PM

A baby girl! - 30 replies

Yesterday morning at 8:50 AM EST, I became the proud papa of a healthy 6 lb 12oz baby girl! My head hasn’t caught up with reality yet and the wife still has the camera, so I don’t have any pictures to post … yet. It’s our first and we’re still feeling overwhelmed. Sigh :-)

02-26-2010 12:19 AM

Questions on my Craftsman table saw - mitre gauge & zero clearance inserts - 8 replies

I’ve been blessed with a wonderful wife who on hearing about my desire to start woodworking, decided to surprise me and bought me a tablesaw for Christmas. I’m a lucky, lucky guy! It’s a good starter saw. The ripping fence holds quite well and am able to make parallel cuts with relative ease. The mitre gauge on the other ...


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