Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'getting started'

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Restoring grandfathers tools #1: Setting a stage

05-29-2012 07:05 AM by Tugboater78 | 9 comments »

I have always aspired to do something creative. I love the challenge and the rewards of taking an idea and bringing it to reality using my mind, heart, and hands. I grew up as a farmer, cattle, pigs, chickens, tobacco, milking to some extent as well. My papaw on my fathers side taught me those skills, as well as other things. My maternal grandfather was a handyman, businessman, and teacher. He taught me many different things. Repairing things around the house, fixing lawnmowers, and woodwo...

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Getting Started #1: Passing time until I can get to work...

02-10-2009 04:46 AM by Tim | 6 comments »

On the off chance that anyone is interested, and because I’m new to blogs and facebook format, I’ll just plunge ahead and start blogging away and begging for advice on woodworking. I’m just getting started with woodworking as a hobby. That’s bad and good. Bad because a demanding avocation like woodworking is intimidating for someone who hates to make mistakes. Good because I have wanted to do this for years and I have been assembling my tools slowly but carefully. ...

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Getting Started #2: Next Steps

02-11-2009 03:37 AM by Tim | 3 comments »

OK, I have posted a couple of pictures of my proposed workshop in the workshop area. I’m really excited about it. After all these years, an actual shop and not a corner of a cramped garage! I’ll post more after I clean off the clutter on the workbench. It’s a vicious cycle – I need to unpack tools to build storage to hold the unpacked tools which have no storage to hold them. I’m not exactly a clean freak, but chaos isn’t my thing either. Looking for ...

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