So before I get to my question, I realize that I may be approaching some kind of a record…...over 5 years in the making of my wife’s rocking chair. Instead of finishing it for my first child (we now have 2, ages 4 and 2), I’m now...
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Location: Maple Grove, MN
I am a mechanical engineer, working on Nitinol stent frames for St. Jude Medical. I design heart valves that can be implanted through arteries in your leg! I'm a relative newbie to woodworking - just five years or so - but other hobbies include , my dog and cats, saltwater reef tanks, running, cycling, nordic skiing, camping with my family.
-- Ryan -- Delano, MN
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I know it’s been nearly two months since my last update, so I don’t really remember where I left off. Lots has happened since I posted last – unfortunately not much on the chair. Let’s see, I moved from my godfather’s...
Well, it happened again. I don’t know if I’m too optimistic, trusting, cheap, or stupid. After my earlier troubles with getting wet wood, I found a different person that cuts wood. (earlier guy kiln dried, the put wood back outside, un...
I haven’t been too great at keeping this blog updated. On weekdays, I typically work in the shop until 10:30 or so, and am too tired to post. Work has been crazy busy, so haven’t had time there. Weekends I’ve ben out of town lots...
The problems have been piling up almost as fast as the sawdust! First came the seat. I put up some questions about warping wood last week. Long story short, the piece of spalted maple that is supposed to be the middle 1” of the seat warpe...