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Blog series by airfieldman updated 548 days ago 4 parts 6748 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Background

572 days ago by airfieldman | 3 comments »

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...

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Part 2: Source Ideas

572 days ago by airfieldman | 6 comments »

I spent a lot of time (truth be told) looking for plans, or at least design ideas. There are a few of these bins on this site, which are all really good. I suppose one could say that I encorporated a lot into my final plan. Final plan…hmmm. As I haven’t actually finished the project yet, I guess I don’t know what the final is truly. It really evolves as I go. I have yet to build anything from plans. Which, off topic, mimics my life…I just do, I don’t plan. Bu...

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Part 3: Progress report: Initial glue up

568 days ago by airfieldman | 0 comments »

Where did I leave off? I think I had only an idea at point. This weekend I mad a bit of progress. I cut the sides, added some decoration to them, cut the angles at the top, and cut the support shelves. The sides were easy to cut, just joint, cross, rip. The decoration at the bottom on the other hand, not quite so easy. But the end results were worth it I think… It took a lot of sanding and rasping (is that a word?). But the results are worth it I think. From there, j...

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Part 4: 90 percent done...

548 days ago by airfieldman | 1 comment »

I got a lot of work in this weekend. I learned a lot too. As I’ve stated, I don’t work with plans. This causes the need for one of two things, or both: good foresight / planning (plans are nothing, planning everything – Dwight D. Eisenhower) and/or good woodworking skills to overcome lack of the former. Sadly, I have neither. This means I incorporate two other assets: patience, and acceptance of imperfection. The first actions were to cut, miter, etc. and glue the front edging: Not per...

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