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A.W. "Pappy" Ford

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I only just started building up my workshop about 2 months ago. As it stands right now I have a Rigid TS36250 10” table saw, circular saw, router, random orbit sander, drill, small variety of chisels, planes, hand saws, and clamps, and a way-too-small workbench.

My crap-o-matic, $20 digital camera barely captures unfocused and fuzzy pictures, so I don’t have any presentable pictures yet.

That being said, I’m thrilled to death with my shop so far. In the last month I’ve finished my first two projects: a 30 inch oak shop stool, and a beautiful 24”x12”x15” pine vegetable box for my wife’s pantry. Both turned out far better than I’d expected given the fact I was starting with next to zero knowledge on the “right” way to approach construction techniques. The internet (and of course the wonderful online community of experienced woodworkers) has been my best friend in that regard.

At any rate, this brief description really is all I have on the workshop, but there will be much more to come. :)

-- --==[ Pappy ]==--


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WayneC

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#1 posted 10-10-2007 05:34 PM

Sounds like a great start. Post some photos when you get a solution for the camera issue. Looking forward to seeing them.

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

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Karson

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#2 posted 10-11-2007 02:35 AM

Sounds like a great start. You know you have to spend as much on your digital camera as you would on a great table saw.

We only get to see the pictures so they have to be good. LOL.

Karson

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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A.W. "Pappy" Ford

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#3 posted 10-11-2007 07:05 AM

Oh, I’m distraught over the whole digital camera issue. We just moved into our new place about 2 months ago. I set up the shop, did my first project, went to the shelf, pulled down the box so I could capture some bragging rights to post online and – empty! Somehow my beautiful Olympus camera got lost in the move – completely gone.

By that point I was 100% enthralled with every hand and power tool I laid eyes on – the thought of diverting money from the tools/lumber budget to replace the camera just makes me sick LOL

I’ll try to convince my beautiful better half to zap some shots on her Nikon. Ol’ Pappy’s not allowed near YaYa’s camera bag, heheh

-- --==[ Pappy ]==--

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#4 posted 10-11-2007 01:36 PM

lol @ camera boundaries.

Someone else had lost their camera .. I think it was found in a sock drawer lol.

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

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oscorner

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#5 posted 10-11-2007 01:42 PM

Sorry to hear of you camera’s disappearance. I look forward to seeing your work.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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WayneC

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#6 posted 10-11-2007 04:04 PM

I understand your position very well. Folks have been asking me to get a video camera. But it competes with my tool and wood money….lol So far the tools and wood are winning.

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

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A.W. "Pappy" Ford

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#7 posted 10-11-2007 06:51 PM

MsDebbieP, I have a tendency to want to do everything I can, every hobby, vocation, topic of study, etc. When YaYa got her nice camera she made me promise to leave photography alone – her exclusive domain. Seems I take over, hehe, and she was pretty clear about me butting out and not taking over her hobby (again). Thus the camera boundaries. The right solution may just end up being to play it backwards to my advantage:

“But, sweety, I’m not allowed to ‘do photography’ so I really need you to do the pictures for my workshop and projects and stuff. The people online said if I don’t post pictures it never really happened. You don’t want me to get discouraged and give up woodworking, waste all that money on tools, just because there are no pictures do you? Besides, you are so much better at it than me, it would be a waste for me to get another camera for myself when I gots no skillz…”

Whatdoyathink?

-- --==[ Pappy ]==--

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Karson

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#8 posted 10-12-2007 06:21 PM

It’s good for me.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 10-12-2007 07:50 PM

Sounds convincing to me. You could even get her interested in woodworking, maybe carving or pyrography or turning (more tools, my man, more tools), and she could join up here too.

I see you are another Oregonian. I envy you, I’m always dreaming of Lane and Tillamook counties and the Willamette…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 10-12-2007 08:44 PM

sounds good to me!

I can understand the point of view… Rick is one of those people who tries his hand at something and very quickly is very good at it! I, on the other hand, am not so talented. So my journey with photography is “my own”, at my own pace, with my own mistakes… Anything else—yah, let’s walk the journey together (with me 2 steps behind) haha.

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

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A.W. "Pappy" Ford

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#11 posted 10-12-2007 08:45 PM

Sounds like a good enough reason to make a trip out this way, Douglas. Everyone who loves woods and trees should visit the Oregon coastal mountain ranges at least once – 4 foot tall ferns growing over the top of massive fallen trees, colonized by 1/2 inch long carpenter ants, all under a canopy of lush old growth forest (when you can still find the old growth that is).

So far as enticing the wife into woodworking, it would be nice, but dangerous. I loves me YaYa, but she isn’t the most hand-eye coordinated of people – I’m afraid all the extra time spend in the emergency room would only take away from the woodworking, not add to it! This is the woman that makes me make all the salads due to previous kitchen knife accidents. :)

MsDebbieP, YaYa and I find very similar ways to share our respective interests without having to be completely joined at the hip in them. We rather enjoy it that way.

-- --==[ Pappy ]==--

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Douglas Bordner

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#12 posted 10-12-2007 10:38 PM

Heaven on earth.

miklascalendar

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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A.W. "Pappy" Ford

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#13 posted 10-12-2007 10:50 PM

Amen, my friend. :)

-- --==[ Pappy ]==--

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Scott Bryan

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#14 posted 03-28-2008 02:08 AM

Hi Pappy,

I am just now getting around to looking at your shop post. Any chance you have pictures now that you would care to share?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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