Extremely Average #188: Five Stages of Tool Assembly Disaster

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 07-09-2010 05:05 AM 1302 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello LJ’s,

Tonight I give a better account of my trials and tribulations with getting Jeff, the Powermatic 14” bandsaw, up and running.

The Five Stages of Tool Assembly Disaster Enjoy. :-)

I hope you enjoy. (Please don’t try this at home…I am not endorsing my methodology at all!!!!)


-- Brian Meeks,

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#1 posted 07-09-2010 06:07 AM

Glad to see everything worked out and you got Jeff all set up. Sounds like you really do have the best woodworking store ever. Well congratulations and enjoy.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#2 posted 07-09-2010 06:08 AM

Thanks Dawg…I do have the best woodworking store ever! The guys are ACME rock!

-- Brian Meeks,

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#3 posted 07-09-2010 12:42 PM

This is the first time I have seen your blog (I am a bit new here). I really enjoyed it. It is quite entertaining. Thanks for sharing your story with us. Jeff has a good home, it seems. :)


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

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#4 posted 07-09-2010 01:13 PM

Don’t you just hate it when you have a few “jealous tools” on the team ? They will realize one day JEFF is a power tool and they are hand tools. He will not be taking any work away from them, he will be making their job easier ! 30 years from now when you are sitting in your rockin chair on the front step (you now have the tools to make one ) you will look back and remember the time JRFF came into your life and you had to set him up,
Many years of happy woodworking with Jeff.

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

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#5 posted 07-09-2010 04:24 PM


Welcome to Lumberjocks. I am very pleased that you found my blog and enjoyed it. I know that I really enjoy writing it. If you want some light, non-wood working reading, there is a header called ‘Camel Musings’ which has a story, which I am writing with a woman in the UK. I write from the point of view of the animals. I am quite proud of it.


I know…jealousy…there is no place for it in woodworking. I am sure that the handsaws will come around. :-)


-- Brian Meeks,

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#6 posted 07-09-2010 06:32 PM

glad to see you managed to bring Jeff to live so fast
and it´s a fasination teori you bring up and deliver the proof to
good luck I´m sure you have a lot of jobs for him


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#7 posted 07-09-2010 06:43 PM


I do have lots of jobs for him. I think I may go get him a blade that is designed for resawing. I also need to pick up some stuff for jig building. I love a trip to the tool store.


-- Brian Meeks,

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