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Blog series by Craftsman on the lake updated 02-01-2009 02:19 AM 2 parts 2572 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: After a long time

12-29-2008 05:42 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

I was 22 years old in 1976. I was in college to get a teaching degree and at the same time also attending the Maine school of Guitar making (luthiery). For the next few years I made guitars and sold them to college students. I finished about 20 of them. When I graduated from college I had to live out of state and after two years of that got married. Work and family took me away from the smell of brazilian rosewood and sitka spruce. Move ahead to 2008. I’m back in Maine at the old fam...

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Part 2: Shop coming along/antique power tools?

02-01-2009 02:19 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 4 comments »

As previously written, I am resurrecting my woodworking after a 30 year break. My shop has been insulated, heated, sheet rocked, painted, and woodworked. I have started to take my older trusted tools on one at a time. I purchased most of them when i was around 20 years old. Searc hing the internet I’ve found manuals for them again at of all places; Vintage tool sites. Has so much time passed that the tools I last worked with are now antiques?This week I completely disassembled my 12R...

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