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Leonard Street Workshop #2: Just a little wood

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 01-06-2011 04:49 PM 3638 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The very beginning Part 2 of Leonard Street Workshop series Part 3: Planning (pt 1) »

No progress on getting the shop up and running in any particular capacity yet, unless you want to count me having the planer sitting on the floor. :)

The good news is I DO have my planer again, and the tablesaw (although it needs a little love – it experienced some surface rusting. Just a little bit.) and I think I have most of my other small tools, like sanders and drills and saws. Not quite sure if I know where they ARE yet though…

My growing collection..

A lot of maple, a significant amount of cherry, and even some SYP. And of course, some generic SPF construction lumber. Our volunteers have been told to keep any wood that isn’t significantly damaged and ANY hardwood.. So there is some junk wood in there but it’s easy enough to sort through it later.

I ran a piece of that plank flooring through the planer. Woohoo! Look at that pretty wood.

I’ve got just under 6,000 square feet of it at 4/4.

Can’t wait to start removing the rest and getting it ready for sale!!

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 05:14 PM

thank´s for the update

Dennis

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 01-06-2011 06:20 PM

I love seeing your progress in this, no matter how small! You keep up the great work. It is going to be an amazing place! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Brian Havens

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 08:26 PM

Suggestion: With so many skinny pieces of wood, perhaps you could use some of it to make a cleat system on the walls to make it easy to reconfigure.

http://lumberjocks.com/thewoodwhisperer/blog/11932

Either that or you could make a few thousand pens :-)) (Just need to find an experienced turner, a few midi lathes, and some willing students.)

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com

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canadianchips

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 10:15 PM

Sounds like a big project ahead of you. It will be worth it, one day you will look back and say “remember when we …........”
Best Wishes in this adventure.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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tyskkvinna

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#5 posted 01-07-2011 03:28 AM

Either that or you could make a few thousand pens :-)) (Just need to find an experienced turner, a few midi lathes, and some willing students.)

That, actually, is exactly my plan. I also wish to sell a lot of it as pen blanks.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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RonPeters

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#6 posted 01-07-2011 04:08 AM

Let us know when the open house is! Who knows, we might visit!?

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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tyskkvinna

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#7 posted 01-07-2011 05:10 AM

Our goal right now is to have our first Open House (and grand opening) on May 31st. I would LOVE!!!! to see some Lumberjocks there. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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