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Blog entry by lazyfiremaninTN posted 09-12-2007 06:53 AM 914 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, as I posted last night I tried to start building a pantry in my garage and was unable to due to not having enough wood. I informed my wife of my perdiciment and she agreed that we would have to buy more wood… seemed almost toooooo easy. Well, when I got home from my part-time job I took her out to dinner (not expensive or anything or anywhere unsual….do it everytime we go to town….AND SHE PAID) and then to my fav big box home improvement store and was able to buy 4 new 2×4x10 to use on the current project (was also able to talk her into buying a new hose for the shop vac…..hehehehe). We got home and I went to work…...measured twice….cut to many times…lol. I went to start assembly and realized that the screws I had bought on saturday were…..too short…..2 inch and I really need at least 2 1/2 or 3 inch… since I’m at the fire hall tomorrow the project is put off yet again…........OH THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A NOVICE WOODWORKER…..

All for now, and I will try to keep you informed of the progress of this seemingly simple project


-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#1 posted 09-12-2007 07:02 AM

Let me guess, your training her. Hose today, table saw tomorrow…. : ^ )

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

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 09-12-2007 07:45 AM

I was going to say all you got was a vacuum hose?...:) I must be getting good at this. We went to the big box Sunday for some stain and I managed to walk out with a new Hitachi scroll saw!

One thing I’ve done to reduce the need to chase fasteners is to have a good supply on hand. If I use up all my 2” screws the next time I’m there I pick up a reload.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 09-12-2007 12:15 PM

I’ve often come home with just about what I wanted. It happens. After awhile you’ll get an accumulation of assorted hardware and the frequency of such a dilemma, though still occasionally happens, is certainly reduced.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 09-12-2007 12:47 PM

so close!!! I know, you are just keeping our anticipation building…. I can’t wait to see the end result!!

Congrats on the vac. hose :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 09-12-2007 02:11 PM

Fireman. Sorry to hear about your delima. Wasting one of your I need to have’s and still not having enough.

You only get so many of those, you need to make sure that you keep a few tucked away for the really big need’s.

-- 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 †

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#6 posted 09-12-2007 05:58 PM

Well done Fireman. You now have another reason to go back to your hardware store and pick up a few more goodies. Let’s see, “well, I had to pick up some screws, and while I was there I found THIS (insert item) at a great price. I will need it to finish this project. Uhm, what does that look mean?”

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#7 posted 09-13-2007 03:11 PM

Good job Bro….you know this time, you’re going to have to pay for dinner. BTW….start keeping your coffee cans from home and the station. I order my screws in bulk (at least a 1000 at a time) and keeping them in the cans is a good way to start. Be sure and add some shelves on the other side of the garage to keep your fasteners and glues, keeps them handy. Take care.

Big Bro

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#8 posted 09-14-2007 05:00 AM

I know it’s not the same as the borg or lowes but I prefer McFeely’s for the (Canadian invented) square drive screws.

I don’t take my wife shopping for shop stuff. She gets distracted with the shades, and lamps, and rugs, etc and it just costs a fortune to get a few screws.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#9 posted 09-14-2007 10:21 AM

now that is funny…. after a zillion conversations about a woodworking going to the store to buy nails and proudly comes home with a big tool or two—Xavier can’t take his wife because it costs too much when she buys a little extra!! lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 09-14-2007 02:20 PM

That’s one thing I hate, is running out of screws. Our local fleet supply store runs a special on screws once and awhile, so I load up with about a pound of each size.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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