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Blog series by NewPickeringWdWrkr updated 08-05-2010 05:32 AM 6 parts 10429 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Handplaning boards, Knot Repair & workbench stability

05-06-2010 06:30 AM by NewPickeringWdWrkr | 0 comments »

Yesterday, I took my lunch break and scooted off to the garage for a little therapy away from spreadsheets and financial forecasts. There’s a cherry board that I did a little knot repair to for practise. The board has some dry rot along one edge and I figured if I could fill the knot as per the technique in TWW episode 113, I could cut away the rot and salvage at least part of the board … —Editors Note—I’m actually starting up my own blog page similar to Ec...

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Part 2: Bench Stability - Part II

05-07-2010 06:19 AM by NewPickeringWdWrkr | 0 comments »

Tonight, as I write this, my wife is out with her sisters and I’m exercising my skills in fatherhood. I’m also watching my nephews. Currently, the boys are sleeping and my daughter has just finished her 8 PM snack. Yes, this means I’m not in the shop again tonight, but that’s okay. I did spend a little time in the shop yesterday and as limited as it was, I did manage to work a little further on my knot repair exercise. Welcome to Fight Club.

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Part 3: Managing Time

05-17-2010 06:17 AM by NewPickeringWdWrkr | 1 comment »

A little on my struggle to manage time, projects and patience. >>May 25 Edit – I have gone back and copied the entire post over.<< —Time is a cruel task master. While most things happens in its own time, I remember reading that man has this obsessive need to compartmentalize it into many segments. Milena, centuries, decades, years, months, days, etc. It’s been 3 hours since I had dinner. 16 days to the 5th year anniversary of meeting my wife. A sidereal day is 23...

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Part 4: Eureka!

05-21-2010 04:13 AM by NewPickeringWdWrkr | 2 comments »

Okay, it’s not something I can gain a lot of prestige or money from, but it’s a personal Eureka moment that I had to struggle with on my own to understand. Being of scientific mind, I couldn’t let the issue lie from my last blog post on the shifting shades of my clock face. If the hypothesis in my blog post is out to lunch, I would love to discuss it here or on my blog site.

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Part 5: If you can't stand the heat ...

05-31-2010 03:05 PM by NewPickeringWdWrkr | 8 comments »

also posted on my blog...My father was a Fin through and through even though. Like many who have chosen to find a new way of life in Canada, he was immensely proud of his heritage, loved all things Finnish. He would read Vappa Sana, eat pickled herring, drink Finlandia vodka and take a Sauna (not all at the same time though – although he had been known to sneak vodka into the sauna). He was my childhood hero. Growing up, it was a requirement to take sauna (My dad always built one whe...

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Part 6: A new bench

08-05-2010 05:32 AM by NewPickeringWdWrkr | 7 comments »

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up the lumber for my workbench project. Not maple, not beech, not birch, not even southern yellow pine. That’s right, I’m making it out of local SPF – Spruce/Pine/Fir. You see, to make a bench out of hardwood, the top alone is going to cost over $300 clams. I just can’t afford that right now, but I have a growing ‘honey-do’ list and I need something better than a piece of plywood on sawhorses because of my growing l...

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