Hello again! First off let me apologize for the absence of posts lately. I have had a severe case of Lifus Interuptus and with one thing leading to a BaZillion others I have been unable to sit down and put thoughts to screen, even now my Newfo...
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Location: Northern Minnesota
I know, I know. another woodworking blog. Well, why not?
My intentions are to document some of my projects, and problems, and maybe impart a few tips for all those other woodworkers out there.
A little about myself. I have been a woodworking hobbyist since 2008 and an avid online woodworking reader/watcher. Yes I'm that guy reading and watching without comment, here is where I feel a little more comfortable expressing my views and commenting on various woodworking topics. I will freely admit that I have a problem. I love woodworking, all kinds of woodworking, you name it and I have an interest. I seem to wander from topic and project to topic and project. I do try to occasionally stop and build something, only to discover that I have found a new subject of interest.
It all started when my wife and I went shopping for a china hutch for our dining room. After several weeks and many stores, including a couple of custom order shops, we decided that we couldn't find one that we liked that was anywhere near our price range. Enter stage right... Norm to the rescue. While watching the "New Yankee Workshop" one Saturday afternoon I looked at my wife with confidence thinking that I'm a pretty handy guy and said "You know I think I can build what we want for what we have to spend..." and so the adventure began.
With a lot of positive reinforcement from Norm and Roy via the TV, and a set of plans from the new Yankee website, I started to construct a hutch. It took me most of a year of sporadic nights and weekends with a whole lot of swearing but I did it.
Along the way I found some pretty good company. Marc, The Wood Whisperer; Shannon, The Renaissance Woodworker; Bob, at the Logan Cabinet Shoppe ; Matt's Basement Workshop; and many others. All with the same interest in woodworking and the desire, some might say passion, to create, to build something with our own hands.
As I stated at the beginning I plan to document some of my more interesting projects with the hope of providing a little entertainment for those like me who are addicted to learning about how others go about this great adventure.
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In the last post I mentioned I had decided to make my own plywood. I initially had two reasons; one was that I had a fairly large pile of Red Oak and Ash in my shop, and the second was that the thicknesses called for in the article, mostly 3/8...
O.K. Let’s get to the first project. So like a lot of woodworkers I have taken to making some Christmas presents and since I have six nephews, all around the same age they tend to get similar gifts. So the year before last they got puzzle b...