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Blog series by Jeff updated 04-21-2008 06:48 AM 7 parts 22141 reads 96 comments total

Part 1: Where's my blog content?

03-20-2007 01:03 AM by Jeff | 12 comments »

Well, that’s a good question. It didn’t take me long to join LJ after I stumbled on to if from the Wood Whisperer site but I haven’t added any info about my shop, projects, or blog entries. I’ve been one of those lurker types just putting in comments about other’s works. Problem is, the membership seems to be growing really quickly and there is a lot to follow with the “You know you’re a Lumber Jock if/when…” forum and the Thorsen table ch...

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Part 2: Neighbors who aren't fans of woodworking

03-23-2007 08:37 AM by Jeff | 28 comments »

As I mentioned in my last entry, I got this great bonus, bought some equipment and set out to unload the stress monkey from my back. Everything was going great and then in two weeks, it all went south… We live in a circa 1890 brownstone near downtown St. Paul. The setup is condo units with an upper and lower unit with a basement space for the owners. The basement, although it had a low ceiling, was a good space for a small shop. The bench was already there so I just had to set up the...

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Part 3: Putting the shop back in order

03-27-2007 07:14 AM by Jeff | 10 comments »

I’ve been a little busy at at my technology job like WayneC but I was lucky enough to get over to the shop both Saturday and Sunday. I got the TS retuned, sucked all the excess dust out and waxed the table. She’s ready to make some new dust. After that, I set up my new Jet 16” bandsaw and the mobile base. I bought a Kreg fence but didn’t have time to get it installed since I have to drill an extra hole in the rail to fit the table (it’s geared toward the 14”...

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Part 4: Closet Catastrophe

03-30-2007 07:31 AM by Jeff | 10 comments »

The strangest thing happened to me Tuesday night when I came home from work. Our closet in the loft collapsed… It was nuts. My second actual project was a simple system of shelves and drawers made of Baltic Birch (Pics coming soon. I know, you’re not official until you post. Working on it.) that i put up in the top part of the closet to increase the storage and organization. The closet is only 5×2 x 7 and the top 20 inches were not really being utilized. So, I whipped this...

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Part 5: I got a 'Commission'

04-22-2007 06:19 PM by Jeff | 9 comments »

I got my first ‘commission’ a few days ago. I occasionally play golf with a friend, Dan, who has just moved into a new place and has inherited an older 50” big screen. Over a post-round beer, he mentioned he needs a sturdy stand and asked me how the woodworking skills were coming along and if I might be interested… We chatted, made a sketch on a napkin, and now I’m working on some designs in SketchUp. He’s getting a ‘bargain’ cuz he’s a...

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Part 6: It's My LJ Anniversary Too...

03-11-2008 07:28 PM by Jeff | 20 comments »

A number of people I try to keep up with on LumberJocks have either had a birthday recently or their LJ anniversary date has come to pass. This is the case with me. As a matter of fact, one of those folks sent me a PM about it today. Here’s a shout out to Dorje for the reminder. Thanks! I’ve been quite busy with things lately both woodworking and regular work and so my blog I started on the Hand Tools Journey has woefully not seen any entries… I’ve also enrolled in ...

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Part 7: Bookcase to Compliment my MCAD Project

04-21-2008 06:48 AM by Jeff | 7 comments »

I almost forgot to post this! I was working on the blog for the MCAD Continuing Studies class (the project driving the design for this bookcase). I will come back and edit the entry with the rationale behind the design. Front Doors Open SketchUp Model File. Commentary and additional images were added as a separate post below.

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