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events #3: EMPLOYMENT

1549 days ago by Gary Fixler | 24 comments »

Several of you wonderful folks have been occasionally checking in with me to see how things are going, and it’s meant a great deal to have your support. It’s felt in a strange way like I’ve had a team of kind souls backing me up. You have all brought smiles to my face many times throughout this 6-month dry spell. I’m happy to report that the rain has come again. After a 34-day submission/interview/pacing back and forth process and enough negotiating on my part to un...

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tragedies #10: I just planed a board :)

1588 days ago by Gary Fixler | 5 comments »

It all sounded pretty normal. The first attempt was met with a lot of knocking. Perhaps I had it too low. Hitting stop, raising it, and trying again worked fine, though there were a few slightly raised lines, about 1/4+ wide. I must have chipped the blades slightly. No matter – I can flip them around to the new edges, and I have another pack waiting if I need them. It does look like there’s a slight difference between left and right sides, but I’m talking something like 1...

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My Tools #1: A very Robert Sorby birthday

1802 days ago by Gary Fixler | 17 comments »

Everyone’s going to hate me for this, but I just fell – not literally – into a lot of new Robert Sorby turning tools. The 18th (3 days ago) was my 32 birthday (for you programmers, that’s 100000 in binary – I no longer fit in 5 bits!). Mom sent me a box of Rockler goodies from my wishlist. In typical (for my mom) fashion, she overdid the gift-giving. She’s always been very supportive of my endeavors. Thanks, mom! I’ll have to make her several nice thi...

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found wood #12: Is there such a thing as *too much* Jacaranda? Let's find out...

1825 days ago by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

In part 2 of this saga, I got a call from Camille who’s lawn was coated in freshly fallen, fungally rotten Jacaranda mimosifolia. Her call awoke me with a start this morning, and soon I was at her house, borrowing her electricity for my electric chainsaw, and cutting up what I could. One heat stroke, or heat exhaustion later, and I drove away with a truck full of limbs. I ran home for my second shower and change, then off to work, then ran home at lunch (nice living 1.5 miles away) to d...

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found wood #11: O frabjous day! Free Jacaranda!

1826 days ago by Gary Fixler | 10 comments »

In yesterday's dramatic episode, Camille – the homeowner who’s Jacaranda mimosifolia street tree fell over due to fungal rot at the base – was very concerned about a whole host of things that might happen if she allowed me to cut up the tree and take a bunch with me. She was rather justified about some of it, perhaps much of it, but that didn’t help eager me, of course. This morning, after waiting a whole day for the street crew to come by as promised, she’d h...

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Really excited to be here!

1983 days ago by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

I’m going to have to get used to LJ not meaning “LiveJournal,” as it has for me these last 5 years. Interestingly, it’s the evaporation of all my friends’ comments on my other LJ that has me so excited to find this place. I think they’re past their limit on hearing about woodworking every minute they’re around me, or reading my journal. They’re all computer nerds :) How have I not found this place before?! Actually, I have. I’ve stumble...

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