Potato/Onion Bin #1: Background

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Blog entry by airfieldman posted 593 days ago 1415 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I’ve been doing this hobby for a while, and honestly mostly all I’ve done is build my shop. So after I finished my gifts to my family, my wife cornered me and asked “why, exactly, has she not seen any benefit from losing my husband to that shop all the time?”

So, after a brief discussion I settled on a potato and onion bin. I have worked on it for about 4 hours now, and so far I have the design, and about 1/2 the parts cut, but not to final dimensions.

For the design, I found a model in sketchup and learned how to view it on my iPad. It is a very basic plan, so I’m revising it-giving the Peter-Touch.

I hope to have it done this weekend, but as always I have other requirements to do as well. We’ll see.

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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#1 posted 593 days ago

I love the story, and await the pictures of progress and product! Good luck!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#2 posted 593 days ago

i often get cornered with the same questions. good luck!

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 592 days ago

Mine has a long list of projects she wants. A couple times a year I try to knock something off the list. As I do, she adds to it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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