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Green house 2 #7: Day 6

08-29-2017 08:27 PM by wlusink | 2 comments »

Day 6 was my ‘mortise and tenon joint’ day. All the tenons I made with my hand saw. The first two mortises I made with chisel and hammer only. They weren’t straight and they were a lot of work :-)After that I pre-drilled some holes around the edge of the mortises and then used the chisel to cut out the hole. This was quicker and lighter. However, the holes were still not straight. I guess it’s easier to create the mortises on a work bench, than the way I did it: right on the installed b...

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Green house 2 #6: Day 5

08-29-2017 08:25 PM by wlusink | 0 comments »

On this day, I continued the work on the table top / main shelf. I had to re-do some 1×3’s due to a lack of planning All in all it didn’t seem like a lot of progress, but as you all know, a good preparation is half the work.

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Green house 2 #5: Day 4

08-29-2017 08:21 PM by wlusink | 0 comments »

On day 4 I got a little more creative. To support the lower storage shelf (see the 1st photo) I made up this solution. I wanted to have 1×3’s all around at the same height for the main shelving/tabletop, so somehow they had to cross. See below for some pictures of what I came up with. I have no idea if this is at all usual in woodworking, but for me it worked This last picture is the end status on day 4

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Green house 2 #4: Day 3

08-29-2017 08:15 PM by wlusink | 0 comments »

Now it’s standing vertically, and the top and bottom are at the correct distances. Note that the middle leg, and the front most leg are warped. I had to go get more lumber and replace them

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Green house 2 #3: Day 2

08-29-2017 08:14 PM by wlusink | 0 comments »

Between day 1 and day 2, the plans changed. Instead of a 6’6″ x 3’3″ rectangular surface, the plans were now a 6’6″ x 6’6″ L-shape. The diagonal 1×3’s make the structure stand vertically.

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Green house 2 #2: Day 1

08-29-2017 08:13 PM by wlusink | 0 comments »

on day 1 I layed out the ground plan, and fixed the vertical beams on the top. In hindsight, I should have fixed the bottom part, but that’s a piece of experience I gained

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Green house 2 #1: introduction

08-29-2017 08:12 PM by wlusink | 0 comments »

So, what happens when your sister in law has an orchid passion as well? (referring to my other blog post about orchid green houses) Your wife will ask you to build a green house for your sister in law. And what do we do? We build the green house, of course! And we like it that way! The requirements were slightly different this time. The idea was to keep the green house more open, as opposed to have it fully covered in netting. This is the current state, after 6 4hour days: (see th...

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A Hard Year in 2015 Wife's Courageous Fight with Colon Cancer and the Eulogy I wrote for Her Funeral

01-21-2016 08:27 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 36 comments »

For most of 2015, I don’t remember posting much, or writing much in my blog. I don’t even really remember thinking much about doing it. I Just didn’t have the energy for that. We did a full-on fight against Colon Cancer, after it was discovered as the reason for my wife’s cough that wouldn’t go away. This was quite a shock for both of us, and the adjustment took some time, and was exhausting. Shelli had a bad cough that started about Thanksgiving in 2014, ...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #14: Making the Connection

07-31-2014 01:25 PM by Gary Rogowski | 3 comments »

Tools are meant to be used by humans. I think that we learned to think by using them. By using tools, our hands made a connection to our brains and then our curiosity gene dove in and our minds grew because of this. We discovered so much about the world poking about in it with our hands. And by using the power of the wedge, we learned to do all sorts of things from carving to cleaving to sawing and planing. We are humans and that means we need to keep making that connection between hand an...

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New Shop building! #2: It's Here! It's HERE! (heads up. LOTS of pic's to load)

05-11-2014 12:42 PM by JoeinGa | 24 comments »

Well, the original estimate on delivery was “End of next week or maybe the week after”. Then on Thursday (5 days) my wife called me at work and said ”The guy just called and said your new shop is on it’s way here. He’s hooking up to it now and they should be here in a few hours.” YAHOO! I’m as excited as a kid in a candy store! So I get home from work and several hours later the mover calls and tells me he’s in the next town (12 miles away)....

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