Digging Out #1: I might be getting to some woodworking soon

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Blog entry by ftnpenlvr posted 05-02-2022 02:02 PM 304 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Having bought our house nearly 5 years ago, we have primarily been focused on getting it livable, cleaning up the invasive plants, and then getting the house comfortable. While there has been a lot of construction/renovation, I don’t really count a bunch of square cross cuts and nailing as being “woodworking.”

Don’t get me wrong – carpenters do awesome work with wood. I am talking more about cabinetry, jointwork for box making, etc, which is not what I have been doing, for the most part.

Once I finish remodeling the den, installing underfloor heating, and renovating the bathroom, I have some hope of being able to turn my attention to more of those things.

I have picked up a secondhand benchtop bandsaw, a secondhand scroll saw, and rescued an old 1977 Craftsman radial arm saw from the dump. I have gotten the RAS trued and squared, and it cuts a treat. I found some of the old Kromedge blades at our local Habitat for Humanity store, and brought those home. Having a blast with using it to rip and cross cut. On eBay, I found a molding head, jointing fence, planing attachment and guard, and am enjoying dreaming of using those.

Today, I finished making a ripping fence of melamine shelving, that will clamp on to my crosscut fence, with Board Buddies attached, to help make that operation a little safer.

So, continuing to dream of emptying out the stuff from the shed and making space to start making some sawdust again. Can’t wait!!

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