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Blog series by MsDebbieP updated 01-10-2008 11:37 PM 10 parts 16260 reads 120 comments total

Part 1: Our Shop

03-16-2007 01:06 AM by MsDebbieP | 11 comments »

An exciting day it was, yesterday, around here! Our electrician came and installed the 220 outlet for the bandsaw. Oh yah.. and he put in three new lights (one above the sander. That’s much better!!). Rick of course had to check then bandsaw out and went whizzing through some old wood just to check it out. I think he had a Martin smile—ear to ear!! (And as I write this I just remembered that we cleaned up a piece of wood that I have been saving – a Wood Spirit that I f...

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Part 2: After the Wood Show

03-17-2007 03:11 AM by MsDebbieP | 11 comments »

As you know from part of of the Shop series, Rick and I were headed to the “big” wood show in our region, looking forward the Little Ripper and some other things. Then, tomorrow, we were going to go to Busy Bee to buy my “Darth Vader” air filter mask. But, before we get to that I think I’ll start at the end. On the way home, about 15 minutes away from home actually, the snow that had started to fall was beginning to freeze on the road at different spots. No p...

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Part 3: The Dust Collector

03-18-2007 11:34 PM by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

...and so with our new Dust Collector waiting to be installed, we headed back to the big box store to buy whatever was needed to attach the 4” hose to the 2.5” hole on two machines and the 1.5” hole on another two machines. Plan A: (where we bought the dust collector) ... “oh we don’t carry that. Try such-and-such store.” Plan B: well we had originally wanted to go to Busy Bee in London, anyway.. so.. let’s enjoy the sunshine and take the hour d...

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Part 4: Our Router Table

03-24-2007 08:46 PM by MsDebbieP | 12 comments »

Oh yes, oh yes, the saga continues. Review1. Last year we bought a set of templates to be used with a router on a router table.2. We bought a table/router combination from Sears. The adapters did not work with this model. 3. We ordered the special adapter plate for the “back up plan”. 4. It didn’t work. 5. We bought a “universal” plate for a table so that we could make our own table. 6. The “universal plate” doesn’t work with the Sears’...

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Part 5: Heritage

04-02-2007 04:37 PM by MsDebbieP | 16 comments »

This morning, as I wrestled with my next step on my Challenge Table, I decided to stall for time by taking some pictures of some family heritage items. 1. This …. “thingy” is from my Great-grandfather’s farm. I know what it is used for but not what it is called. I found it while taking some barnboards off a shed that is going to be taken down. The shed is currently storage of “junk” (I say lightly). Amongst the items that will make their way to the garba...

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Part 6: New Growth Forest

04-15-2007 10:47 PM by MsDebbieP | 10 comments »

A couple weeks ago, when we were having our few days of spring, Rick and I sat outside and were listening to the pinecones pop. Rick brought a couple seeds in and I stuck them in some dirt. What to our surprise but rather quickly we had these popping up! I’ll be transplanting them into better containers soon and then into the garden… Then, in, oh, say, 30 years, we can cut it down and build something with it!! :) Of course, Rick will be in his 90’s then and may no...

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Part 7: "The Triton Respirator"

05-20-2007 01:17 PM by MsDebbieP | 21 comments »

Bill asked me to do a blog on how I like my Triton respirator. Not sure I have a lot to say, but here goes. Why did I get it? - because the LumberJocks told me how dangerous woodworking can be, due to breathing in the dust. - because when we got some rough-hewn pine I found that my eyes and lungs were irritated soon after some cutting of it had taken place How it worksThe hardhat is adjustable to fit.There is a flipdown face shield, and ear protection that can also be flipped up/down.A&...

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Part 8: The Summer Shop vs the Winter Shop

06-19-2007 08:54 PM by MsDebbieP | 12 comments »

What a great idea to build a shop outside, to hold tools during the summer months—no more lugging wood up and down the basement stairs; being able to go outside and work with the wind as a source of dust collection; being able to enjoy the natural light—and most of all saving on hydro (no need to run all of those lights.) Yes indeed; a great plan. And so today, with my daughter’s birthday coming up I am working on a new project (I’ll write about this in another b...

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Part 9: Lovin' My DowelMax

09-10-2007 12:11 PM by MsDebbieP | 8 comments »

First,—- Tom—I know that since I don’t have pictures, it didn’t happen, but I’m telling it anyway!! Yesterday was a rain day so Rick and I went to the shop to play with wood.. I mean to build something. Since my daughter’s cats have moved in, they have decided that they like to spend most of their time outside now and so we wanted to build them a house. It wasn’t going to be anything fancy, just functional (well, as long as they use it, that is)...

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Part 10: 2007 Christmas Presents

01-10-2008 11:37 PM by MsDebbieP | 13 comments »

Jan. 10/08 My Lee Valley Gift Card My daughter and son-in-law gave us a gift certificate for Lee Valley Tools. Two items that went directly on the list were a metal detector (the Little Wizard) and a digital angle indicator (not in picture. Should be here next week.) I added the 1/4” chisel to the list because I use my $1 store one so much and it won’t last much longer, I’m sure. I also bought a scraper – because, lately, the LumberJocks have said that it is ...

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