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Blog series by Tomcat1066 updated 09-13-2011 09:15 PM 5 parts 14340 reads 47 comments total

Part 1: The Plan

12-20-2008 05:32 PM by Tomcat1066 | 8 comments »

Yes, at some point, I hope to have a workshop for real. In the mean time, I’m stuck using my back porch. So, as such, I figured I needed to have a plan. Since my fellow LumberJocks have always been so great at offering tweaks and suggestions, I figured I would get some no BS critiques here that will help me refine my plan. As stated in a previous blog, I’ve decided to skip the table saw and go with a bandsaw. I just didn’t see any way around the bandsaw, but found alt...

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Part 2: And So It Begins

12-27-2008 10:12 PM by Tomcat1066 | 17 comments »

What with Christmas, this seemed like the perfect time to put together the various Wal-Mart gift cards I had and run and pick up one of those pop-up gazebo things. It is perfect? Not really, but it’ll work just fine for my purposes. I cleaned up the porch a bit and popped it up, as can be seen here: As you can see, it’s only 10’x10’, but by virtue of it’s “open design”, I’ve got the whole back yard if necessary. Now, I just needed a w...

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Part 3: Well...That Sucked!

01-07-2009 12:47 PM by Tomcat1066 | 13 comments »

I woke up this morning to a storm. The “shop” is a total loss. One wind gust was recorded at the nearby television station at 62 MPH. I suspect that’s the gust that did the shop in. I was planning on anchoring the gazebo but just hadn’t had the chance. I guess this is what I get for that. So, now I get to drop back and punt. Hopefully this can be turned into an opportunity. Unfortunately, my tools got wet, the bookcase I’ve been working on got soaked, a...

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Part 4: The New Chapter

01-08-2009 01:14 AM by Tomcat1066 | 4 comments »

OK, so, by now I assume you’ve read my previous blog entry. If not, just click here and go read it. This blog will make more sense. I’ll wait…I promise! You’re back? Great! Now you see what Plan A resulted in (well, you don’t actually see it, because frankly I want to forget about it, but you know what I mean). Of course, it was probably a bit of a freak accident to some extent, the wind usually isn’t that bad around here. However, it can happen (...

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Part 5: A snag with only one possible solution

09-13-2011 09:15 PM by Tomcat1066 | 5 comments »

After the old gazebo gave up the ghost, it became apparent that I needed something else to keep the rain off my head and off of my projects. I had intended to get a portable building to put in the back yard if things didn’t go through with the house I was trying to buy. Well, it didn’t. It was because of a lawsuit brought against me a while back. We’re still early in the process but the lender wasn’t comfortable. Oh well. So, I start investigating these portabl...

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