Extremely Average #86: Half Blind Light bulb Mortise

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 03-29-2010 04:08 AM 1433 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello All,

Today I cut my first half blind light bulb mortise. I am quite proud of it. I have blogged about how I came to cut such a beast. It was really fun.

Ok, now I have some glue ups to do. I love this stuff.


-- Brian Meeks,

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#1 posted 03-29-2010 04:47 AM

deciding whether you are a hand woodworker or need some power tools is half the battle .
some just like to relax in the shop ,
and some need to be able to do the basics quickly ,
so they can get to the challenge .
when you do a full dresser project ,
it makes a difference in time .
only you can decide where you want to be in this .

-- 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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#2 posted 03-29-2010 06:00 AM

Good day at the shop Brian, great progress.

I made two picture frames today in the G&G stlye. Power tools made them go really fast but when I broke out my shoulder plane to clean up the tennons, that was my favorite part. I will post them this week to see what you all think.


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#3 posted 03-29-2010 06:17 AM


Ulitimately I will mostly use power tools. I intend on sticking with the hand tools until two things have happened.

1) I have command of them and all that they can do.

2) I have bought all the other good stuff.

For now, I use what I have, and am having a wonderful time. It is obvious that I will, over the next twenty years or so, spend thousands of dollars on this adventure. For now, I am enjoying buying the hand tools, but when I have them, then I will start to add things like a table saw, planer, drill press, ect.



I love Greene and Greene. I can’t wait to see your picture frames.


-- Brian Meeks,

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