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Blog series by SSMDad updated 1017 days ago 6 parts 18045 reads 59 comments total

Part 1: Just finished having a "think."

1100 days ago by SSMDad | 5 comments »

While I was just reading a review of a book here I started thinking about the nostalgia and admiration so many of us have for how wood was working in the ”old days.” I’ve seen a lot of comparison and puffed chests amongst the hand tool, power tool, and hybrid tool camps (to which I fall under since I like to use both). It seems to me that the best practice (can’t get away from IT terminology) is to use whatever type of tool does the job best. Sometimes it’s a...

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Part 2: I'm barred from my shop for safety reasons :(

1087 days ago by SSMDad | 19 comments »

Well, I knew it was going to happen and this weekend it did. I’ve been restricted from using all power tools (except the bandsaw) and most of the hand tools including my chisels and planes! No turning, sawing, planing for a while and I’m not happy about not being able to work. I suppose the saying every cloud has a silver lining (though silver is not worth much now) is valid though. I just have to believe it anyway since I don’t know when I’ll be able to do somethi...

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Part 3: August 17

1079 days ago by SSMDad | 6 comments »

Hmm…what’s special about today? Think think think… AH! It’s my birthday! Wohoo! Survived another year!

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Part 4: Why Eyore?

1078 days ago by SSMDad | 14 comments »

Good morning everyone. Another boring day at work stuck in front of a computer screen, unlocking user accounts, and refilling printers. I thought I’d address something that happened yesterday (on my bday no less) regarding a project posting of a router table I made. (and a few other remarks here and there) Having finally finished this thing and knowing it wouldn’t win any contests, I posted the project and pictures anyway. I guess in the back of my mind I was a bit proud to ...

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Part 5: Now I can FINALLY carry wood! Yippeeeeee!

1019 days ago by SSMDad | 4 comments »

The days of my Honda Accord are gone. While I loved it and was a great drive and good on gas mileage, I’ve traded it in for this beauty! It’s a V6 Tacoma (not 4×4 because we don’t really need it here in the DC area that much and gets better gas mileage being a lighter truck). Very happy with it. We took a long drive today and it felt terrific and now I can finally be able to carry wood in its entirety instead of having to saw it down where I buy it. I can also...

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Part 6: A follow-up on the new truck...even more depressing than payment.

1017 days ago by SSMDad | 11 comments »

Well, as fate would have it, 3 days after I got my “new” truck I was dismissed from my job. This all occurred after receiving my yearly eval. stating I did good work and was getting a modest pay increase for being a diligent labor bee. My son was ill the 2 days after Columbus Day (we were off because of the federal holiday) so I had to take off then, then had a Dr. appointment right in the middle of the day which I’d informed them about earlier. Soooooo…what arrives...

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