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Beginning the road to recovery...

01-21-2007 03:19 AM by Ethan Sincox | 10 comments »

On Thursday morning, I had LASIK eye surgery. I can’t think of enough words to describe how amazing it is to be glasses-free after 20 years. Wow. I’m not yet 100% (hey, it’s only been two days!), but I was able to drive myself to the follow-up appointment and I see noticeable changes every few hours. As you can see, I’m at least able to see my monitor! Funny thing – everything seems to be BIGGER without glasses. I don’t know if it was some trick my ...

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A Turn for the Worse...

03-03-2007 08:18 AM by Ethan Sincox | 3 comments »

Sorry I haven’t been blogging the past few days; this week at work was a rough one. I’ve not been this glad to see Friday afternoon in a long time. I’m afraid this blog is going to be a long one, as I probably need to get a bit out of my system… When I had any spare time, I’ve been doing some freelance documentation work – love it! – and trying to generate a pricing list for Pop’s tools – not so much fun. I guess it is more important...

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Thorsen Challenge #3: Pre-Finish

04-04-2007 02:15 AM by shack | 0 comments »

Well all I need to do now is mount the top and do some final sanding. Then its time to apply the finish. I think I am going to use a semi gloss poly. I will spray several coats with my HVLP sprayer. I used old pine and mahogany as my woods. The strechers and edges of the top are mahogany as well as the diamonds I added to the aprons. I started to inlay the diamonds but decided that being raised would look good. I think just a clear finish will really highlight the natural colors of the woo...

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Vroom Vrrrooooom! (race car bed) #3: Crossing the Finish Line

05-08-2007 02:41 PM by Allen | 3 comments »

The bed is at last complete and assembled in the bedroom. My son was out of town with his mother this weekend so my in-laws come over to help me move it up to his room. Here are a few photos: And here’s a video of his reaction upon seeing it for the first time: Phew! Glad to have that done. Next big project is converting the back half of my garage into an actual shop with a locking door to keep little fingers away from saw bla...

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Jim's Casket, Started

06-07-2007 06:35 PM by Phil Brown | 7 comments »

I’ve been really busy lately, and stressed. I got a call from our friend Carol and was asked to build her husband Jim’s casket as he was going downhill rapidly, with brain cancer. He had been in bed since Christmas and was given days to live as of last week. The family had already said their goodbyes in the advanced hospital Jim was moved to a day after she ordered the casket, so I had to move fast. Carol asked for an art casket like Christy’s, my first project post, and ...

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Bandsaw Modifications

07-13-2007 06:40 PM by Karson | 10 comments »

My bandsaw is an 18” Taiwan version. Grizzly had a similar version a few years ago. The saw works great. My first problem is dust collection. It’s a sweep it up off the floor. Have to find something to do for that. The next problem is when you lay your hand on the right side of the table, it tends to go off of 90 degrees. You can tighten it as much as you want but it still moves. I took the table top off. On the right is a bolt that you move up and down to set the tabl...

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Furniture Restoration #2: "Before Pics"

08-15-2007 04:36 PM by Paul | 2 comments »

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Custom Dishwasher Panel Progress #5: Domino-ed breadboards

09-23-2007 04:09 AM by gizmodyne | 10 comments »

DominoThis is only my second project using the domino. This time I set the fence on top of the workpiece instead of setting both on the work surface. I was trying to center the tenon. It worked, but I am not sure if I mastered the technique since some of the parts are not perfectly flush. Possibly I rocked it on the narrow breadboards. I should have put a support piece behind the work piece. It is only a hair from flush though. I set the domino for exact width cuts (8×50mm dominos...

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No Pictures; No Purchases

10-19-2007 12:30 PM by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

Yesterday, my sister-in-law went on our first “Off-road” trip (that’s short for “go to a small town that is located off the beaten path)... Amongst our many stops was a visit to an antique store. As I checked out all of the amazing things I kept my eye open for woodworking tools so I could share in the ongoing “look what I found” discussions. What did I see? Planes – old, old planes, some not-so-old planes. How do I know the age? Ah.. well.. the...

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MIDI Workstation #2: Making the MIDI Workstation Part 1

11-12-2007 11:37 PM by Tim Dorcas | 3 comments »

When I am working with a new product, I often will use it in a final project. It is much more motivating to me to be working on a project that I am interested in than just practicing using a tool. Admittedly I will make mistakes along the way but I can usually fix them as I go along. In the case of the MIDI workstation I have made a shocking number of errors but so far I have managed to cover them up fairly well. Most of my errors are because of the alignment pin in the Veritas 32 System. ...

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