Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'disney'

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events #3: EMPLOYMENT

05-01-2010 12:31 PM by Gary Fixler | 24 comments »

Several of you wonderful folks have been occasionally checking in with me to see how things are going, and it’s meant a great deal to have your support. It’s felt in a strange way like I’ve had a team of kind souls backing me up. You have all brought smiles to my face many times throughout this 6-month dry spell. I’m happy to report that the rain has come again. After a 34-day submission/interview/pacing back and forth process and enough negotiating on my part to un...

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techniques #3: PVC tube with hinged doors as lathe dust collector

02-08-2010 04:21 AM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

I was watching a YouTube video of a guy in Downtown Disney turning a baseball bat, and noticed he had a pretty simple and cool dust collection setup that’s easy to make, simple to use, and low-profile. Check it out. I’d embed the video, but I’m not sure how to cue it up to exactly the right location as I can with a link.

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Dad's Chess Set

06-11-2008 02:42 PM by DustyNewt | 7 comments »

My dad, Ralph Kent, Disney’s keeper of the mouse, passed last year. He was an artist, a designer of uncountable products, a lover of games, a terrible punster, and a collector of mammoth proportion. His chess set collection alone took up an entire spare bedroom. I mean stacked floor to ceiling with squeezeways to access them. He only could display maybe twenty or thirty at a time. They, along with his collections of other games (some dating to the fifteenth century), Disney memorabil...

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