Growing into my shop

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Blog series by Wayne updated 07-26-2011 05:19 AM 3 parts 11433 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: necessity

06-19-2011 05:57 AM by Wayne | 8 comments »

I came into this hobby nearly a year ago. It has always been interesting to me, as my father enjoyed making wooden toys, one grandfather had a small sawmill, and another grandfather made furniture here and there… And so it digs its claws into me. With a (very) minimal budget I have outfitted my small shop with mostly used, cheap tools. Not only am I tight financialy, in my 10’x10’ shed I am tight on space. At first I was looking for an easy cheap way into a larger shop, b...

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Part 2: Tablesaw rebirth 2 :cabinet

06-29-2011 05:33 AM by Wayne | 0 comments »

I have been able to put a few more hours into this transformation this week. I have also found my (free) lumber source for the rest of this build, and maybe a little left over. A friend was “junking” an old twin size captains bed, mostly chipboard/plywood veneer, I gladly gave it a home. At first I was going to sand it down, and refinish for my son. The more I looked at it, the more work it seemed to be (veneer pealing, drawers catching, water damage), so now it is becoming a tabl...

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Part 3: Will i ever finish anything?!

07-26-2011 05:19 AM by Wayne | 1 comment »

I havn’t gotten anywere on the table-saw rebuild! I’ve drawn and redrawn my plan of action enough that I have the steps memorized by now. I had a couple other projects that Ive started now (request from family). I have a “Lemonade stand” to build for my daughters birthday, and a listening center thing for my sister-in-laws third grade class, both needed by the second week in September,.... but that wasn’t enough to stop me from starting another project…....

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