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New To Woodworking #2: Setup

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Blog entry by Requiem posted 02-08-2010 01:33 AM 791 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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G’day everyone, I really would like to thank everyone that posted a comment on my very first blog. I was really overwhelmed by the response of friendship and good hearted people that offered to help me if I needed it which was displayed on Lumberjocks community. I also wanted thank Svaabeck for helping me get my finger out.

I am sorry it has taken so long to post another entry but I was taken in by woodworking, once I received my Incra gear and had set it up I got sucked into it. I understand now how additive it is, my wife lost me as did Lumberjocks for a good month as I was stuck in my garage enjoying what woodworking is.

Ok by no means my workshop looks anything like what you guys and girls have but it is a start and it is better than nothing and I love it.

This is what I started with…………………

Table

TO WHAT IT IS TO DAY…………….

Table Now Table Now

When my Incra gear arrived after the new year I received heaps of boxes and didn’t know where to start. Then I opened the boxes and there were more boxes inside, after I opened those boxes I found hundreds of little bags with screws, nuts, bolts and washers, it was like one of those Russian nested doll, I was thinking it was going to take weeks to setup but I rolled up my sleeves and got stuck into it.

The picture below was only one box of the six that come and most simple one to start with…..

Table Now Table Now

It took longer than it should off because like most man I didn’t read the manual…… Stupid boy….
I had to start over again because the incra system did not feel right nor look ok, but once I followed the instruction as required bingo!.... it worked like a charm. All I can say is I am really happy that I spend the money to buy this system it is well worth the money you have to pay extra but you can really start making stuff straight away without much effort and the ease it is to quickly setup things and repeat it again even if you have moved all your setup.

Table Now

Setting up my Incra was a good learning curve into woodworking which was to slow down and take it easy and take your time to think things through before you make simple mistakes. One good reason I like woodworking is it makes you take a few steps back to the normal hustle and bustle of life we live in to a world of peace and tranquil. I am still trying to figure out if it because of woodworking or because I was away from the wife and in my garage?? Just kidding…. my wife it the best.

Ok this was my setup and since then I have completed one project that the wife wanted me to make asap and in the middle of another bigger project that again my wife wanted. They will be coming up soon…
Thank you for reading this and I hope you enjoyed and learned from this thanks again.



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-08-2010 01:36 AM

There’s nothing like a new toy in the shop congrats.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 02-08-2010 01:52 PM

Requiem, this is a nice addition to your shop. I can well understand why you have been “lost” in the shop. I would be excited too if I had a set-up like this to put together. And, of course, now that you have it together it is time to get back to the projects that your wife has “commissioned”. She sounds a lot like mine. My wfie thinks it is her mission in life to find things to keep me busy. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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