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Blog entry by jinkyjock posted 03-05-2014 10:59 PM 1149 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently joined Lumberjocks on the recommendation of my niece Mary & her husband Sam from Roxboro in NC.
They both said that I needed to “get back into woodworking again”, so I thought what’s to lose.
To be honest I have been surprised & delighted in equal measure by the wealth of knowledge available to all on this site. The other side of this shiny Silver coin is that it has highlighted the degree to which my workshop has been neglected. So with my Estwing hammer in one hand and Bosch screwgun in the other I have resolved to remedy this sad situation forthwith. I hope to keep Y’all posted on my progress and if I can master the intricacies of the Internet…....images will be forthcoming.





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Vertigo

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#1 posted 03-06-2014 01:00 AM

Welcome back to the craft. Good luck on the shop

-- Greg - Ferdinand and Son Construction: Do it right the first time. Like us on Facebook

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#2 posted 03-06-2014 01:23 AM

Welcome Back. Its just like falling off of a log, look forward to seeing shop progress and projects.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 03-06-2014 01:55 AM

It always feels good to get the shop setup for you. We’re glad you’re on board with us. Keep us posted on your progress.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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moment

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#4 posted 03-06-2014 04:27 AM

Welcome back ! Good Luck to ya !

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Roger

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#5 posted 03-06-2014 12:51 PM

It’s like ridin a bike. Welcome back. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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jinkyjock

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#6 posted 03-06-2014 01:34 PM

Thanks to all for your warm welcome & encouragement. I will try to update as I progress through my re-furb. Any input/suggestions would be welcome particularly storage or space-saving. I have already had a look at Tom Clark’s workshop (WOW) and his storage solutions look great. I may not be able to create more space but can at least restore some order. Thanks again.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 03-06-2014 07:42 PM

Like I did.. make a keep, give away, and throw away pile. if you do that and clear out some clutter then it all becomes clearer and you’re able to make a dent in it. Good luck with all of it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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madts

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#8 posted 03-06-2014 07:54 PM

It will be a walk in the park to get back to using your tools again.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#9 posted 03-08-2014 01:25 AM

Congrats and welcome back

-- Norman

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jinkyjock

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#10 posted 03-16-2014 10:24 PM

Hi folks, finally I have something I can post on the progress on my re-furb.
It seems like it is taking me forever but when I look back at the mess I was in there has been progress.
Wasn’t able to do much last week as the wolves were baying at the door, and bread had to be put on the table.
Pardon my exaggeration, but I think you know what I mean.
Below are some pics of the work I managed to get done.










This is a new Mitre-Saw station I have built with storage below for some of my power tools and drawers in the centre.
The drawers are made from 12mm MDF finished with 2 coats primer. Drawer fronts are 18mm ply with a pine fore-edge, finished with 3 coats water-based floor varnish I picked up on offer from local contractor’s supplier. Handles are 100×20x20(mm) pine, I cut the finger-hold with Router and chamfer cutter. Made them in longer lengths then cut to size for safety. The supplier wanted roughly $6 per set of drawer runners and as I need quite a few decided just to make trad. runner/kicker system to save cash. Little bit of furniture wax on runners and bottom of drawer….whoosh. I will make doors for all cabinets and units at end of re-furb in same design.
The last pic is of a small corner unit with 4 drawers.
Would be appreciative of any comments/feedback/suggestions that enable completion of my project.
Hope to start Phase2 tomorrow.

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Vertigo

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#11 posted 03-16-2014 10:26 PM

Very nice. Congrats

-- Greg - Ferdinand and Son Construction: Do it right the first time. Like us on Facebook

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Vertigo

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#12 posted 03-16-2014 10:36 PM

Very nice. Congrats

-- Greg - Ferdinand and Son Construction: Do it right the first time. Like us on Facebook

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