dust stuff #15: Project of a Lifetime.

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Blog entry by JoeyG posted 02-05-2013 12:50 AM 1860 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: I am international. Oh yeah!!! Part 15 of dust stuff series Part 16: Greatest Project Continued »

I haven’t added to this blog in a while, life gets busy and all that. Plus I have been doing a lot of work with my angelfish when I am not in the shop or helping my kids with homework, so…. Well I guess our interests flow just as everything else does. I am still in the shop most days and I am getting more commissions weekly so that is good.

I once again have the chance to do a “project of a lifetime” What is this wonderful project you might ask? Well I guess it’s easier to show you with a picture.

Any of you who have had one of the pictures, knows that it’s the greatest project to be had. I now have 4 great life projects and I am so very grateful for them all.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 01:09 AM


-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 02-05-2013 01:09 AM

Congrats to you and you family, Joey!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 02:06 AM

Congrats Joey! When is the “completion” date?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 02:07 AM

Sweet! Congrats Man!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#5 posted 02-05-2013 02:09 AM

Congrats and brave man, I wonder if I’ll get past my one current project of a lifetime :)

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#6 posted 02-05-2013 02:11 AM

Thank you

Completion date is August 23, but you know how these things go. :-)

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#7 posted 02-05-2013 02:47 AM

From one dad to another, way to go, pops.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#8 posted 02-05-2013 05:26 AM

Fantastic…! A future woodworker…perhaps…?

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#9 posted 02-05-2013 05:57 AM

As a father of three, I congratulate you on this wonderful project. Just curious, what type of finish do you plan to use on it???

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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#10 posted 02-05-2013 09:50 AM

Congrats man! What kind of a finish do you plan to apply to this project? ;)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#11 posted 02-06-2013 02:45 AM

While I was reading the comments I was thinking “so what finish is he going to use on this project”. Lo and behold – I get to the last two postings and they ask the same question. Now you do have to answer. Congratulations.

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#12 posted 02-06-2013 06:51 AM

Argh, we’re just a bunch of crazy dudes here ;)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#13 posted 02-06-2013 11:59 AM

Just be ready for the greatest great life projects that follow as well. :) congrats.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#14 posted 02-08-2013 03:35 AM

Thanks everyone. I was thinking Havard would be a nice finish, but it’s going to take a lot of boxes for a high-end finish like that. :-)

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#15 posted 02-08-2013 09:13 AM

Is that a hand-rubbed-on finish? :) beware as these kinda projects are known for outgassing and spraying out liquids all over the place when excess moistening is applied. The exact process is currently unknown, but it happens almost every time. In particular, I’ve heard that applying French polish with talcum powder seems to be a major source of outgassing when the item is laid flat on a proper finishing table.


-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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