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Blog series by Ron Aylor updated 03-25-2017 11:52 PM 6 parts 5341 reads 37 comments total

Part 1: Getting the Jump on Lent

02-14-2017 11:36 AM by Ron Aylor | 11 comments »

Getting the Jump on Lent –  Lent, an Old English word meaning “spring,” the time of lengthening days, is that season of the Church between Ash Wednesday and Easter. During the season of Lent, many Christians commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries as a form of penance. There is however another school of thought, one of taking on or adding a Lenten spiritual discipline, such as reading a daily devotional or praying through a Lenten calendar, to draw oneself n...

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Part 2: Replication in a Cold Dark Shop

02-18-2017 10:14 PM by Ron Aylor | 8 comments »

Replication in a Cold Dark Shop –  Looks like it’s going to be another cold rainy day in Lilburn …  ... well, not too cold. It’s 50° in the shop and I thought, Replication in a Moderately Cool Dark Shop, was too wordy a title.  But at any rate, with one leg complete it was time to start making copies. I decided to spend a bit more time rounding out the next leg on the bench, which I hoped would make less work at the lathe.  But wait! Looks like I was a bit over zealous...

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Part 3: Rip Saw Tune-up and Frame Members

02-26-2017 12:59 AM by Ron Aylor | 4 comments »

Rip Saw Tune-up and Frame Members –  I finished turning the legs a couple of days ago. I think they turned out quite nicely. If not viewed directly side by side they seem to match well enough. Not bad for a spring pole lathe!  Given the frame members are coming from the same 7/4 cherry board that I took the four turning blanks and the four legs of my Hepplewhite Stand ... I thought perhaps it was time to give my rip saw a little tune-up. I made a few passes with my shop made saw jointer...

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Part 4: Mortise and Tenon Joints

03-04-2017 12:46 AM by Ron Aylor | 7 comments »

Mortise and Tenon Joints –  I’ve spent the last couple of days in the shop laying out mortises …  ... and cutting tenons.  The visible part of the frame is of 7/4 stock. That part of the frame under the kneeling platform will be constructed using 3/4 inch stock. I will work on those mortise and tenon joints later. So, with the visible members of the frame completed …   ... it is time to step into an area of woodworking that, to be honest, I have not had much practice. ...

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Part 5: Hollows and Rounds

03-19-2017 11:24 PM by Ron Aylor | 4 comments »

Hollows and Rounds –  I have not had much shop time over the last couple of weeks. Actually I have had no shop time … I’ve been down with the flu! I traveled to Maryland two weeks ago and must have pick up the bug at the airport. I’m thankful I got a flu shot at the end of last year … no telling where I’d be had I not. But at any rate … I’m now back amongst the living! As I mentioned earlier, the horizontal frame members of Lynnsay’s Prie ...

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Part 6: Slight Detour

03-25-2017 11:52 PM by Ron Aylor | 3 comments »

Slight Detour –  I decided to take a slight detour from sticking the frame members, as I’m still trying to work out the details of the kneeling platform. So, as the frame sits in the sun for a bit …  ... I get started on the transition pieces between the frame and desk. I have decided not to put a full top on the frame, but instead to fashion a picture frame  of sorts to secure the desk … something kind of like this …              I start off by ripping some 2-1/...

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