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Betsy

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06-05-2011 01:25 AM

Like a lumbering (get it—lumbering) giant, I am slowly trying my hand at getting back into my woodworking. I’m no better at my joke making or picture taking (as you will see) but hopefully I am starting to get my woodworking feet back under me. And to prove it, not that I have to here are the pictures to show it.

The first two shots are of the board ready to be cut the second time. It’s taken me about a month to get this far – but I think it’s going to be worth it. (I’m not sure what that black line is in the first picture.)

This next shot just shows it ready for glue up.

So slowly but surely I will be joining my friends here on Lumberjocks making projects and sawdust. I might even start another blog!!!

Later gators
Betsy

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine


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HerbC

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#1 posted 06-05-2011 01:40 AM

Betsy,

Glad to see you are feeling a bit better. I look forward to reading your new blog(s).

BTW, the cutting board is going to be nice.

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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lew

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#2 posted 06-05-2011 02:07 AM

Wow, Betsy, this is going to be beautiful!!

I know you have some limited tools left. Might I suggest you check around the local cabinet/millworks shops for someone with a panel sander. I recently needed some done and found a place, here, that would do it for $5. Sure beats trying to sand/scrape the end grain by hand.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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kpo101

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#3 posted 06-05-2011 05:16 AM

Betsy, This is going to be a fine cutting board but your second picture has nothing to do with the cutting board you are trying to make. My question is Why do u put a picture in where I and most other lumberjocks will catch your mistake. Is it just to get noticed or what. I understand that Humans are not perfect but come on now. I build these things as a second income.

-- When the problem becomes just too much, There is always the directions!! Karl O. of Louisiana

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Betsy

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 05:57 AM

thanks Herb and Lew. Lew I have a drum sander so I should be ok to finish up the board.

Karl—- put in two pictures because I wanted to. I don’t know what you mean by this “My question is Why do u put a picture in where I and most other lumberjocks will catch your mistake. Is it just to get noticed or what. I understand that Humans are not perfect but come on now.”

I’m not sure what “mistake” you are talking about?

“Is it just to get noticed or what.” – I would guess that most LJ’s are on this site to get information, share tips, etc., and yes to get noticed from time to time. That’s why we post pictures of our projects, that’s kind of a duh thing to say don’t you think?

“I understand that Humans are not perfect but come on now.” Guilty as charged – I’m not perfect.

I’m trying to get back into my woodworking and sharing it with my friends on this site. To have one of my first posts questioned as to my motives irks me.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Mark Shymanski

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#5 posted 06-05-2011 06:05 AM

Hello Betsy,

It is great to see you back in the shop! I look forward to your post about this great looking cutting board.

I wouldn’t worry too much about irksome comments, some folks just seem to be cranky. I’ve been kind of out of the loop here lately so I missed your plane sale; I am glad you found homes for the LNs and the LV.

Great to see you back in the shop!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Betsy

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#6 posted 06-05-2011 06:18 AM

Thanks Mark. Sorry you missed out on the sale.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Moron

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#7 posted 06-05-2011 06:20 AM

your feet are firmly planted beneath your woodworking skills

all thats left is perserverance

and obviously you have that too

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Mark Shymanski

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#8 posted 06-05-2011 06:22 AM

Well now that I think about it Jen is probably happy that I missed it LOL!
Again its great to see you back!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 06-05-2011 02:26 PM

It’s good that you are back in the shop. May you be happy in your work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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patron

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#10 posted 06-05-2011 03:06 PM

huh kpo

look like the same glue-up to me
just different ends of the board
and one picture turned sideways

so what

nice board you are making betsy
and welcome back to the shop

i have been down with sciatica for 4 months
just getting over it
and here’s me getting back to the shop now too

enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Roper

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#11 posted 06-05-2011 03:25 PM

Good to hear that your getting back in the shop Betsy. I have no clue what kpo is talking about your photos and glue look great. Keep it up.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 06-05-2011 03:36 PM

Betsy, this looks like it will be a beauty. I’m glad to see you getting back into the shop!

I’ve been away for a couple of weeks, and now the heat has set in down here so bad that it’s hard to work for more than a few minutes at a time in my un-air conditioned shop.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Betsy

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#13 posted 06-05-2011 04:41 PM

David – I’ve looked like that a time or two!

Thanks guys. I’m not sure what Karl was talking about—but it sure got under my skin.

I’m hoping to get my board glued up in the next week or two.

Here’s to good sawdust making!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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HerbC

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#14 posted 06-05-2011 08:37 PM

David,

How did you get that picture of me???

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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ellen35

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#15 posted 06-05-2011 08:55 PM

Glad to see you back, Betsy.
Take your time and enjoy yourself…I know of nothing more therapeutic than making a cutting board or two!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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