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Blog entry by Obi posted 08-29-2007 07:57 PM 2557 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been busy making all sorts of things, and as they get finished I’ll post them. Recently I realized that my sled was 1/16th inch out of square. Thinking that it was the blade i made sure it was perfectly square to the fence. After making sure the fence was quare, i measured the sled and realized that 1/16th of an inch can make a horrific difference on how things glue up. So i went to work on a new sled. The old sled (posted) was a beginners sled, and needed improvement. No wonder I can make any money, the sled is off.

The new sled is being shown in progress as I square the fence, the board, the dado, and the blade..

As I complete this I’ll post the finished project. I also have a few surprises in store. A Real treat for you old timers.

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#1 posted 08-29-2007 08:16 PM

Good to hear your going strong. Looking forward to making my way back down there to see some of these things in person.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 08-29-2007 08:22 PM

One of the things is a mallet showcased in the last issue of shop notes. Should be finished by the time you arrive.

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#3 posted 08-29-2007 08:24 PM

Very nice. Are you finished with the loft?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 08-29-2007 09:04 PM

Nope. Ran out of money.. for now

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#5 posted 08-29-2007 09:38 PM

well at least you figured out the problem and can fix it.

Sounds like things are exciting down there in your neck of the woods

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 08-29-2007 09:56 PM

Good to here from you Mike. We thought you were dead. I guess the word of your demise was false. Hope business is booming and thats why you have’nt been here. You’ve changed, must be the hat. You look much thinner. Good to see you anyway can’t wait for the surprise, so you got your project in a mag huh. I got my wife and my picture in wood magazines art gallery, on line. Figure that out? See ya bud. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 08-30-2007 12:08 AM

Great to see you posting again Obi.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 08-30-2007 12:25 AM

Michael, good to see you are still kicking.

I have one question concerning your squaring process. Is your square square? Carpenter squares are notorious for not being dead accurate. When’s the last time you found a square wall in a house? LOL.

Seriously, it’s very easy to test your framing square for accuracy. If you’ve ever dropped it, it may be out. Lay it on a sheet of ply, the sort end against one edge. Draw a line the full length of the long arm. Now flip the square with the same short arm against the edge and the long arm against the line just drawn. Draw another line. The second line should be exactly where the first line was. If it deviates away along the length of the line, your square is not accurate.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#9 posted 08-30-2007 01:23 AM

Glad to see you posting. I miss your humor.

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#10 posted 09-01-2007 05:31 AM

Obi, glad to hear that you’re still with us! ;^)

-- Jesus is Lord!

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