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Blog series by William updated 08-09-2013 01:00 AM 50 parts 85989 reads 542 comments total

Part 1: I finally joined

08-14-2010 09:53 PM by William | 10 comments »

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Part 8: Good To Get Back

09-09-2010 06:13 AM by William | 8 comments »

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Part 11: Why Do I Do This

10-01-2010 12:57 AM by William | 3 comments »

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Part 14: A "Me" Day

12-13-2010 02:00 AM by William | 4 comments »

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Part 19: I'm A Big Boy

02-15-2011 01:36 PM by William | 15 comments »

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Part 21: Encouragement

03-09-2011 05:50 AM by William | 11 comments »

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Part 25: What A Slob

03-27-2011 06:02 AM by William | 2 comments »

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Part 33: It Takes Two

06-07-2011 04:01 AM by William | 11 comments »

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Part 46: Shop Improvements

05-21-2012 02:41 AM by William | 17 comments »

I had my first full day in the shop yesterday in over a week. Most of you know that my health sometimes slows me down. However, when I’m back at it, I get back at it at full speed ahead.I don’t have a project necessarily, so I thought I’d type up this blog and tell what I have done the last few days. First of all, after swearing them off for what seemed like forever, I finally broke down and bought a hand plane at an estate sale a while back. I swore it was just going to ...

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Part 47: Some Things Just Aint Right

11-27-2012 12:19 AM by William | 20 comments »

Some of you who read my ramblings know that I have been setting up my second shop build bandsaw to make curved cuts, giving me one for curves and one for resawing.The only thing I have been lacking is a blade. I have an extra resaw blade, but since noone locally carries a 105” blade, I had to order one for curved cuts because, as I found out, a resaw blade does not do this very well.So I ordered a quarter inch wide blade. After reading reviews, here and elsewhere, I settled on getting t...

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Part 48: Seriously Scientific Stuff

11-29-2012 02:13 AM by William | 10 comments »

I’ve been working on a table. Everything is done except for the clear finish. I’m using Minwax gloss polyurethane. During the summer months, I would apply a coat, roll it on a rollaround table thingy I have into the front room, and spend my time working on something else while that coat dries. Well, it is not the summer months, and I can’t do that. No, instead, I have to keep the drying project on my main work table and keep a fire going to keep it warm enough for the finish...

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Part 49: Newest Addition

07-27-2013 11:37 PM by William | 21 comments »

If you read the title of this post, you may be thinking I made a tool purchase. No, this is much more special. There has been a new addition to the family. You remember the boat cradle I made a while back for my soon coming grandchild?That’s Dorothy, my grand daughter. She was born on Thursday and weighed seven pounds and fifteen ounces. She is already proving to be a grandpa’s baby. I am already learning the advantages of grandchildren over children. The first time I held Dorothy...

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Part 50: Trailing Behind

08-09-2013 01:00 AM by William | 12 comments »

Well, as my friends, family, and regular readers know, my granddaughter was born on the twenty fifth of last month. Since then, so much has been going on around here that by the time the day is through, I haven’t felt up to the Internet, or the shop, or pretty much anything but going to bed. To make a long story short, what follows is all that I have done as far the shop goes since the day the baby was born.Bearpie, and his wife, visited my shop. He and his wife was passing through all ...

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