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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 04-05-2007 04:41 AM 757 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was going to go for it then I started having problems logging onto this site. Now I just might have time, but I don’t know if this old back can take it. Just getting ready is going to be quite job for me. My mortiser is like Dick Cains and like him I like it. But it goes on my drill press. So I have to hook that setup setup. Luckily I changed out the blades in my planer the other day so I don’t have that to do. But I do have a lot of jointing and planing with all rough lumber. The walnut I’m using is one and two inch thickness by 14 foot lengths. So thats a pile of work before I even start. The good news is I cleaned my shop, yes , you heard me, I cleaned it up. You can actually see the top of my workbench. Amazing huh? Well the worst that could happen I guess is I’d end up with my version of the green and green table. So what should I do. It would be a nice break from making eggs. Jockmike2

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -



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Karson

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#1 posted 04-05-2007 04:45 AM

Mike You need somewhere around 8-9 Bd ft of wood. use the 2” stuff to make the legs and the breadboards. use the 1” stuff to make the rest of the table. Put in or take out what yiou want. But yes there is enough time. You have almost 2 months to get-r-done.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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oscorner

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#2 posted 04-05-2007 05:02 AM

You owe it to yourself to go for it, Mike. Think of it as a reward for cleaning up your shop. By the way, Congradulations on the shop cleaning! Just take your time and take care of yourself.

Walnut, that’s going to be a beautiful table!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 04-05-2007 05:18 AM

Go for it Mike.
Once you get started it shouldn’t take you long. When you get tired, & sore, take a rest. You have until the end of May.
I was rooting for boards in my pile today, so I’ve got a start.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 04-05-2007 05:24 AM

I’m glad you’re going to do it Dick, I was wondering if you were. mikeThanks karson that info is going to help. and thanks Os for the vote of confidence. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 04-05-2007 05:30 AM

Got to have some reason to mess up the shop!

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scottb

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#6 posted 04-05-2007 05:48 AM

Two are already done, and Os is making some good progress. Besides you’d better get something on that clean workbench top quick while you still can, why not go for it? Pace yourself, you’ve got plenty of time. I bet you finish before I’m even close to done.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 04-05-2007 05:55 AM

I got started with a handicap. My shop is still a mess.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 04-05-2007 05:59 AM

Just go for it man.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#9 posted 04-05-2007 07:03 AM

Get out there dang it!

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 04-05-2007 01:15 PM

I’m root’in for ya!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 04-05-2007 05:20 PM

Thanks gang, with all that cheering I guess I have to give it a try. Thanks all of you for the incouragement. I have one project I have to finish today and post, then I guess if I can I’ll get going. thanks again, mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Woodwayze

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#12 posted 04-05-2007 05:55 PM

If you have time to dream about it; time to post the question, then you have time to do it. GO FOR IT! and I know you’ll get there.
I know where you are comig from and I should be thinking of hanging up the saws and planes! However, I am still going for it.

John (UK)

-- Working fast helps you to arrive at your mistakes in spectacular fashion. (Me 2009!)

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