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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 04-10-2007 01:56 PM 840 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I’ve got my lumber planed, jointed and some pieces cut. The legs, I’ve started making mortises on the legs after finally finishing the router mortiser. Works pretty good. Man it don’t take long to mess up the old shop. I may take a few minutes today and clean it back up to at least the level I had it at. Glad to hear Marks back blogging, even though his plate is certainly full, I’ve been told he never gives us too much that we can’t handle it.
Anyway back to that dang table. I’m expecting to hear from karson on how to do a proper breadboard. Whenever I’ve done them I used biscuits and put a piece of wood sideways.
I do have Dicks templates I can pilfer without him knowing. That will really help, and Don’s not around much to tell me what I’m doing wrong. So things should go smoothly. If I can get Obi to keep Deb busy so she is’nt asking all kinds of questions, I’ll be all set. Nah!!!!
Anyway do we have to use the same design thats on the side of the table without getting points being deducted. Or altering the plan too much is a no no. Whats the rule on that?
Todays project is to put some anchorseal on some cheery wood I was lucky enough to hock yesterday from my cousin with my other cousins help. Thats the great thing about a big family. He’s also got about a cord of walnut laying on the ground he said I could have. Some of the cheery wood was about 16 inches around so we cut them into 5 inch slabs. OBOY!!! and its all seasoned wood. What’s a turner to do? Good Luck To You All. Jockmike

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



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#1 posted 04-10-2007 02:23 PM

hahaa Mike you have started my day off with a chuckle and a smile!!

Now.. I do have a few questions, but perhaps I’ll just wait on that ;)

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

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#2 posted 04-10-2007 02:31 PM

Oh comon Deb, now you know I was kidding. jockmike

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

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#3 posted 04-10-2007 02:45 PM

do I?? (hehehe that’s question number 1) hahah

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

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#4 posted 04-10-2007 02:50 PM

Now you’re scaring me. jockmike

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

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#5 posted 04-10-2007 03:03 PM

don’t be scared… you don’t think that I’ll bite, do you?? (#2)

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

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#6 posted 04-10-2007 03:04 PM

You got teeth don’t you? jockmike

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

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#7 posted 04-10-2007 03:19 PM

Great Step Mike. I tried calling last nuight and got no answer. I’ll try again today.

-- 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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#8 posted 04-10-2007 03:22 PM

he was busy in “the secret lair”

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

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#9 posted 04-10-2007 03:36 PM

Well I got him this morning, and it was great talking to you Mike.

-- 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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#10 posted 04-10-2007 03:37 PM

Thats the fortress of solitude if you please. jockmike Actually Deb I just got off the phone with Karson and he agreed to make mine for me. Very nice talking with you also Karson. And so no one gets foolish I was just kidding about Karson making mine. jockmike

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

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#11 posted 04-10-2007 03:40 PM

That must have been when the phone went dead. maybe it was your wife telling you that she’d make it for you!

-- 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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#12 posted 04-10-2007 03:45 PM

I hope not. I’ve seen her use a hammer. tic tic tic tic crunch! jockmike
Hi ho gang I gotta get to work. cu. whatch out for Deb Karson.

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

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#13 posted 04-10-2007 03:50 PM

Mike… here’s MY solution. When I first saw the table I was going to make it for myself… a beautiful piece and a great inspiration. Then Karson involved PW, LJ, and the entire world. I do as I want. I’m making it with the vision I had in my head before the Government got involved. I’ll do as I darn well please and if I don’t enter it, then I don’t enter it. I don’t need Popular Woodworking’s permission, or any body else’s. Greene & Greene are dead, so I don’t have to worry about them crawling out of the grave to sue me, besides, according to paper, I don’t own anything.

On the lighter side, I did get a shop, but it isn’t in my name, so nobody can prove that I do anything. I’m an artist… I do things with sticks. And since I’m an artist, that means that I’m a little Eccentric… or a lot.

Make the table as your minds eye sees it, not as everybody else sees it. If you see round dowels, then round dowels is what you should use.

And I didn’t realize that you were Superman. Had me fooled.

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#14 posted 04-10-2007 04:07 PM

Mike
It sounds to me, that you’ve got the jump on a bunch of us.
Me thinks you’ve been laying in the weeds getting ready to pounce. LOL

-- -** 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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#15 posted 04-10-2007 04:08 PM

oh Obi.. you are too funny—not to make fun of your convictions – just smiling at your words :)

regardless of whether you put the table in the challenge or not, I hope that we will be seeing what you have envisioned!!

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

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