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Blog series by woodspar updated 07-02-2007 07:55 AM 2 parts 1990 reads 23 comments total

Part 1: Watching Paint Dry

06-30-2007 09:53 PM by woodspar | 9 comments »

While I was watching the top coat paint dry on my shutters, (the acrylic based topcoat dries a good deal faster than the oil based primer!) I got this crazy idea in my head to start working with hand tools. So I got out my planes and chisels and my pull saw and started hacking away at some pine I had laying around the shop. At one point, (it must have been the caffiene in the coffee ice cream,) I dug up my copy of “Joinery Basics” by Sam Allen, and read his in...

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Part 2: The stud...

07-02-2007 07:55 AM by woodspar | 14 comments »

Something sawdust2 said about a stud stuck in my mind…I couldn’t quite figure out what he meant, then I looked back at my pictures and I realized that he thought the two 1x’s together had been a 2x. Here is the picture: So tonight I thought, Could I do it? Why not? First step is to cut the length down to a manageable size: Not bad for a rookie, eh? Ok, now for the rip. First I mark the center with my combination. Marked and ready. ...

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