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Treadle Lathe #3: Big wheels keep on turnin'

09-03-2008 04:47 AM by Texasgaloot | 10 comments »

Well, I’ll take Labor Day. I know that doesn’t make me unique, but I was able to get some much needed shop time in. Work started on the treadle lathe. I’ll warn you ahead of time: the work is certainly going to be sporadic, since I have a couple of other projects I’m working already. But that’s okay with me. I started with taking a couple of 2×4’s and cutting half dovetails in them. They were left over from the platform I built so that I could ...

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A bow saw project #1: To Build a Bow Saw

08-17-2008 05:33 AM by Texasgaloot | 10 comments »

Before I can chronicle more of Moby Plank, which I’m itching to do, I need to get the mesquite legs and stretchers made. In order for me to complete the legs, which will be carved out of 5×5x 36 blocks of mesquite, I need a band saw much bigger than the little hobbiest one I have. I can’t afford a band saw until the project is completed, and I get paid. Hence a conundrum. After pondering possible possible solutions, and my wife objecting to me selling the kids, I struck u...

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Mirrors from my Website blog #1: A Community of Believers

07-31-2008 04:40 AM by Texasgaloot | 5 comments »

This is again a mirror of my Website blog,, which I wanted to share with my Lumberjocks friends… One of the glorious things about being a woodworker today is our ability to be served by the Internet. Through this amazing channel of funneled electrons, we can blog and Twitter and post websites full of our projects and join together with others in songs of praise over the latest Veritas or Lie-Nielsen acquisition, or remind one another to be wary of t...

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A New Beginning: Design & Build from scratch... #2: Just being a Galoot.......

07-28-2008 11:45 PM by Chris | 1 comment »

So, yesterday afternoon I started really working on the project. I had ~10BdFt of 8/4 White Oak on hand so I rough cut it to length on the table saw then started flattening the faces and jointing the edges. When it’s about 90 – 95 Degree’s(f) and 90% humidity it can make for quite a workout & weight loss program. I have the blanks for the aprons and legs ready to to re-saw on the Bandsaw. There is no way I would try that by hand with a rip saw; I’m not the twisted!...

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It's 97 degrees outside!

06-30-2008 08:27 PM by Texasgaloot | 8 comments »

The following is a mirror from my site That was my mid-afternoon weather observation offering to my patient, devoted wife, as I stood dripping in our kitchen. I’m not like other woodworkers; I have the benefit of an air conditioned shop. I’m bragging, I realize, but after all that’s something worth bragging about. I’m just very glad to have a shop at all, let alone one that is so well air conditioned, and air conditioning that uses ...

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