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Blog series by Tomcat1066 updated 10-10-2011 04:50 PM 3 parts 13798 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: The Packing Box - A Preamble Ramble

09-28-2011 11:22 PM by Tomcat1066 | 6 comments »

I had previously mentioned my intention to, more or less, follow the steps as outlined in The Joiner and the Cabinetmaker as a way to sort of do a “self apprenticeship”. That intention still holds as I gear up for the first project, which is the packing box. For those who haven’t read the book, the packing box was needed in a hurry and is a relatively rough piece of work. However, that doesn’t mean you can just slap it together either. In the book the packing b...

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Part 2: The Packing Box Part 2

10-07-2011 12:33 AM by Tomcat1066 | 9 comments »

Well, my intent to start with the packing box project still holds. As of today, I have gotten all the supplies needed to build the box. All that’s left is to put together the new Workmate (still haven’t built a shop, so I’m not about to build a bench just yet), buy some wood, and get to work. Of course, on this one, I’m going to use a little power. Why? Because I don’t plan on doing a lot of sawing without it. The truth is, I love saws but hate most sawin...

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Part 3: Delay on the packing box

10-10-2011 04:50 PM by Tomcat1066 | 4 comments »

I was planning on building the packing box today, and I may still get some of it done. Unfortunately, I doubt I’ll get it done…but it was for a fortunate reason. Last night, I bought a weekly newspaper here in town. I’ve been a political blogger for the past several years and about two years ago I became a columnist for The Albany Journal. On November 1 of this year, I become the publisher of The Albany Journal. I sent out a press release this morning, then took my so...

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