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Blog entry by RHaynes posted 01-07-2014 04:14 PM 3563 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After the massive built-in was finished, there were a few other projects I had been working on. We needed a gate for our deck, to keep Destructor contained. So when a trip to the dump turned up a nice pile of pressure treated cutoffs from someone else’s deck project, a gate was born.

I had been making a lot of sawdust and new that there were a few things that could be made easier with some upgrades to my workshop. First off was something to control the amount of dust destroying shop vac filters at an alarming rate. An Oneida Dust Deputy got added.

Then, I realized a router table would be very helpful. I didn’t have the money to spend on a nice one from Kreg or Rockler, so I bought some melamine and used the old stand from a Craftsman compound miter saw to build one.

What happened to the Craftsman? It retired. A new Makita 10” sliding compound miter got hired in its place. Of course, it needed a stand…

Building simple cabinets for the house and for my tools, and using some of the same tools that real woodworkers do, doesn’t make you a woodworker . . . just an amateur carpenter. But the time was coming where I would need to move on to making furniture.

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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#1 posted 01-07-2014 06:10 PM

...yes indeed you are truely a LumberJock, tool junky, repurposer of lumber and a visionary of “I CAN do that”.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 01-08-2014 07:46 AM

Thanks G-Len! I’m enjoying my apprenticeship—every hour I spend and every project I do brings more knowledge. I reckon in about 30 years I’ll be able to consider myself a journeyman.

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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