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Forum topic by treesner posted 10-14-2016 05:29 PM 190 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-14-2016 05:29 PM

what’s one word that describes the woodworking experience?

and what are your favorite moments of woodworking?

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#1 posted 10-14-2016 06:24 PM

Using an old Ohio Forge POS benchtop table saw, placed on the floor of the garage, and ripping 12 foot 2×6’s – the whole time, trying to ‘follow’ the saw with the wood as it jumped and walked around the garage :)


-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 10-14-2016 07:50 PM

Probably the first time I ever made half-lap joints successfully, after a lot of layout and test cuts on scrap. Watching the piece come together while I assembled it was the first time I really thought, “Huh, I can do this.”

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#3 posted 10-14-2016 10:49 PM

When you start a project and you realize you have all the parts, tools ,materials that you need .

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 10-15-2016 12:48 AM

I think that Ken is really on to something there. Having everything with the need to go and buy more is pretty darn satisfying.

For me personally I’ve built a few projects for Family members. Those projects have special meaning when they were completed. I recently finished a display case for my Dad’s flag and several years ago I built a display case for a USMC NCO Saber for my son on his return from Iraq. There were moments in the building I was overcome with emotion and memories. So much so I had to stop, pull back and take a break. Yeah, doing something very special for family, those are my favorite moments.

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#5 posted 10-15-2016 12:58 AM

When you start a project and you realize you have all the parts, tools ,materials that you need .

- distrbd

That’s where i’m trying to get. Cut out the hardware store trips/researching techniques and such and just have the know how and materials to build what you imagine

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