Kean's Workshop

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Workshop by Kean posted 05-31-2011 02:19 AM 1535 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Myself – The master of the shop (or at least the one who gets blamed for any mistakes!)

My apprentices:

Dewalt – A blond headed lad. Tends to be noisy and messy while he works, but can plane a board smooth in no time at all.

Jet – The eldest of my apprentices and the one I have the most trouble with. I fear he’ll never make journeyman status. I seem to spend more time encouraging him to work than he spends working. I took him on from his previous master when they moved shop and I fear the move unbalanced him. I am seriously considering releasing him from my service and taking on another of the Grizzly family. When he does work though, he can join a board flat and square very nicely.

The Grizzly cousins:

  • The eldest is a tall thin young man who excels at boring holes at any angle.
  • The twins (fraternal):
    1. The elder (by a minute or so according to his mother) is the master of the curved cut. He saws so fast you’d swear the saw blade was a continuous band.
    2. The younger is a big strapping lad, capable of sawing through the thickest timbers. He once pulled a three horse team to a stop by himself! He easily does the most work in the shop of all my apprentices.
  • The youngest – Not the brightest of lads, but he excels at cleaning up the piles of sawdust and shavings I and the others create.

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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#1 posted 05-31-2011 03:10 AM

Kean, your shop and its apprentices certainly sound interesting. How about posting some pictures of them when you get a chance? A tour of your shop sounds like it would be a lot of fun.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 06-03-2011 10:33 AM

Hey kean,
As Scott said.

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#3 posted 06-06-2011 01:37 AM

Are you an English teacher or a journalist? Never the less, good writing. Shop not bad either.

-- Gerald, Illinois

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#4 posted 06-09-2011 10:27 PM

Ha! Very nice post! Thanks!


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