Fighting The Evils of Cancer! #1: Preparing the Battle Field

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Blog entry by Dukegijoe posted 04-12-2010 02:25 AM 1448 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Like many of my fellow lumberjocks I worked on the Guild Build from the Wood Whisperer last month. Unfortunately it is still a work in progress (hey, 2 kids under 3 and a wife have a way of monopolizing your free time); but I thought that I would post some of the pictures and progress I made last month, then finish it off when the final steps were done.

For those of you that don’t know, the Guild over at Http:// built Shaker tables last month in an effor to support the American Cancer Society. The reason for this was that one of the Guild members recently had a relapse in his cancer and we all wanted to pitch in. Marc led the charge, and offered to donate $5 for each person who at least got close to completing a table in the month of March. He also found company sponsors to match, and the grand total was $8,000! Way to go Marc.

Anyway, I could have gone the Bell Forest kit route, but I have a jointer and planer at home, and was itching to use them so I went to my local lumber yard. I arrived 5 minutes before close, pulled the rough cut lumber I needed and ran for the office before they locked me in. Luckily I was able to get the Walnut and Curly Maple my wife requested.

That weekend I got back to the house and put up the lumber, with the intention of getting started that weekend. Didn’t quite work out that way… I had a kid’s birthday party to go to, and my wife’s car needed the 30k mile overhaul, along with new tires, and a crapload of other stuff. I never understand why women can’t take care of their cars! But I digress…

Needless to say it was 2 weeks later before I could dimension the lumber and start cutting it to size. Here are some of the early photos. Next I will take you through how I made the legs. Enjoy!

Rough boards, Curly Maple


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-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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#1 posted 04-12-2010 03:05 AM

A good start. I appreciate your effort!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 04-12-2010 06:24 AM

That Maple should make a beautiful table

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#3 posted 04-12-2010 11:10 AM

Beautiful and God Bless you.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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