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Tales of a Hack #2: Brand loyalty: The cocaine of woodworking

12-10-2014 06:57 AM by ajw1978 | 6 comments »

As I write this, I’m staring at three sets of drill/driver combination kits and my eyes hurt from scouring the web searching for reviews, pros and cons for each set. I’m torn between fleeting brand loyalty, the thought of what “might be” for me in the hobby, and the stark realization of who I am, what I do and how infrequently I do it. So, bring a writer by trade and unable to adequately convey to the CEO just how important this decision is and how difficult it will...

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Life in General #1: What do I do in my life?

11-02-2012 02:06 AM by JC Boysha | 10 comments »

Well, I’ve been trying to write a post every day about little projects and things I have fun doing in my shop. Some days, however, I don’t have time to get into the shop, or life gets in the way and I get frustrated with a project. I’m not ashamed to say I’m an emotional guy; but sometimes life gets a little too hard, and I break down. So, sometimes I make a project and end up destroying it before it’s done because something mentally got in my way. But other t...

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techniques #4: Sharpening up my little Buck Bros. 3" block plane

03-07-2010 04:36 PM by Gary Fixler | 3 comments »

No [new] pics or videos in this post, but I thought I’d drop a note for posterity to say that I’m excited about my future of hand plane work and the setting up of parts and sharpening of irons that comes with their use. I own this tiny block plane (lucky review #777!), which was very sharp right out of the blister pack, easily making full width, full length curls from the edges of whatever boards I threw at it. I’m very much a set-it-and-forget guy, usually dreading o...

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random #21: some ramps for my truck, almost

06-26-2009 11:06 AM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

To save my back the next time I luck into some huge logs, I found and purchased some Highland Ramparts brackets from Pep Boys, while there replacing my new truck’s dead battery. I’ve seen gardeners in the area loading and unloading rider lawnmowers and everything else with these things, so me and a log on a hand truck should be fine, despite my ample size. I also picked up the required 2×8s, each 8’ long. Unfortunately, measuring my truck’s unfolded tailgate he...

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My ramblings about life

11-10-2008 12:04 AM by robbi | 6 comments »

Well, I have been voyeristically (is that a word and did I spell it right??) hanging around this site for quite some time now, a few people have added me to their buddy lists and I have added a few, but no one really knows much about me here and I feel like I know all of you much better than that so thought I would share with you some of me. I am a step grandma to two teenage boys and a Nonni to a two year old and another soon to be born baby boy….yikes….gotta make another rockin...

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Thanks for the warm welcome.

03-28-2008 12:59 AM by Mark Shymanski | 6 comments »

Hello all, Thanks for the welcome and I hope to post here often (now that I’ve figured out how to add to this blog thing). I’m currently trying to build a router table. I drew it up in Sketchup (I really like that tool as well), it is like building a rough draft on the computer. I’ve used and taught AutoCAD but man can you crank out a drawing quickly with this. I’ve bought a Benchdog plate and drilled my holes according to the Triton template (the PC2s) and th...

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Various Projects

03-04-2008 12:03 AM by Blake | 13 comments »

Hello again, another random rambling. I just thought I’d keep you updated on what’s going on lately in my shop. So you may have known from my thickness sander blog, that I have been agonizing about whether or which sander to buy for many months now. Well, Yorkshire Stewart finally pushed me back over the edge to make my own from his blog (Thanks again!). This was the design that finally got me excited about making my own: It’s small and compact and just what I needed. So, I order...

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Rambling #1: Well here I go

02-08-2008 08:20 PM by MtnManMEP | 14 comments »

I think I have all the preliminaries taken care of. Got the profile done, the email preferences set, a couple of projects listed and now I’m in and ready to start being humbled. Seriously, there are a bunch of outstanding looking projects here. I’m confident I can gain knowledge and ideas from this site. I look forward to future exchanges and comments.

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Off on a tangent...again

06-11-2007 12:09 AM by dennis mitchell | 9 comments »

It has been awhile. Nothing very artistic coming out of my shop the past few months. Just grinding away at different cabinet jobs. I did get 300 bd. feet of knotty maple I’m dying to cut up, but I’ll just have to wait. Training an employee has been a rush. I’ve really been looking closely at the traditional rolls we take on when we become bosses. I really believe we create our own cultures where we work. They might say quality and really believe it but in lots of places t...

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