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Blog entry by Sac posted 07-02-2008 03:46 PM 9969 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

G’morning ladies and gents. First I want to apologize in advance. There are times I may seem out of pocket for a few days at a time in responses from messages or whatever. That just a part of life with a disabilty.

Yesterday was a sad day here. We have 3 Golden retrievers and a Great Peraniese (sp?) Golden mix amoung the other animals such as ppygmy goats, birds, horses and a donkey. Well the older golden died yesterday afternoon at the age of 15. That along with a delivery of the fireplace insert being delivered and the gardens producing vegetables galore ready to be picked didn’t allow alot of time in the shop. My shop is reallt about 2 3rds of the garage but you will see me refer to it as my shop.

Anyway the lady who runs a pet creamation service came and pick up Maggie. She actually belongs to my girlfriend of 7 years. Maggie had been really going downhill for the past5 months or so and the last 30-45 dyas she has had a rapid decline in health to the point we had to use a large towel to put under her waist next to her back legs to get our out to potty because she couldn’t stand on them any longer.

On about wood working ideas and projects. Several or the tools I have I have never used before so I read all the manuals and keep them close by attached to the tool or stand in a large clear plastic ziplock bag. The hearing protection is also in ziplock bags as well as the resparaters. I have knobs in the mail heading my way to complete a couple of the jigs that I will finish today. I have 2 feather boards I will be cutting out. a longer one about 12 inches with the feathers at 7 in. at the longest pint and a shorter one that will have it’s longest feather at about 5 inches. Seems I read about having a couple of different sizes for soft and hard wood.

Sorry for all the rambling folks.
I was reading someone blog yesterday about pallets. I think it was Allison. There were some good comments on her post about how to take them apart. Some pallets have some really good wood. I remember oak, maple and hickory being used when I worked with the airlines. I worked all in all functions of an airline as far as a station/city goes. When in Air Frieght I saw alot of pallets destroyed. Now after yesterday post I’ll be going out to try to get some of the good ones from some local business’s and plane them.

Projects I have to complete first once I get my last jig made are finishing a closet. I need to finish it out. I have an idea for a new router jig and ripping jig for the table saw. When I start the process of making this jig I will get some pictures posted of it. My next project I have to, I mean have to complete is a corner T’V stand. I plan on having a couple of drawers in the front of it to hold accessories and the back will have a dvd rack that will rise above the TV. Then I will start some practising with the dovetail/box jig (Porter Cable 4212 12” Deluxe Dovetail Jig Kit). I am excited about learning to use this.

Ok, Ok, sorry for all the rambling. I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Sac @ WJLB signing off.

-- Jerry

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#1 posted 07-02-2008 04:20 PM

Jerry – sorry to read about your loss – sounds like you have a few projects to focus on at this time – that’s good. Looking forward to seeing your new jig.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#2 posted 07-02-2008 05:10 PM

No need to be sorry about the rambling, it was an enjoyable read, sort of like being on the porch with you… glad I was able to sit a spell ;)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#3 posted 07-02-2008 06:14 PM

Sorry about the dog. 15 is a good age for a dog. Sounds like it was suffering. Best thing. Welcome to the world of woodworking, you are smart to get a grasp of the machines features and safety before jumping into anything big.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 07-02-2008 06:31 PM

Jerry…Sorry for the loss of your canine companion. We should all be so lucky as to have a dedicated friend care for us in the end. Thanks for the ramble, it was from the heart and down to earth.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#5 posted 07-02-2008 10:32 PM


Our hearts go out to you and your family at the loss of Maggie. Words cannot express the emptiness you feel at this time.

Thank you for allowing us to share your grief.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 07-03-2008 12:52 AM

Sorry to hear the sad news Jerry.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 07-03-2008 03:56 AM

Sorry for your loss Jerry. It’s never easy losing a good friend.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#8 posted 07-03-2008 01:22 PM

Thanks folks…..... You all rock!

-- Jerry

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