the humble house workshop #5: LOVIN' IT!!

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Blog entry by kiwi1969 posted 05-18-2009 02:36 PM 1249 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sorry for the dim pic, got a late start to the next project today and just ran out of light. Thats the downside of an open air shop, but I just didn,t realise how dark it was until I couldn,t see my gauge lines! I really just got into a groove with the plane and simply didn,t want to stop. Can,t remember ever feeling that way when I was useing a jointer. Maybe I should of called this post “Pumping iron”. Tommorow, Mortise and tenons cut by hand. Lovin it!!

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#1 posted 05-18-2009 02:57 PM

I guess you were zoned out and focused on jointing with your plane. That is a nice pile of shavings that you have managed to accumulate. Bummer about having things called on account of darkness but, with light, you might have gone on all night. :) Besides this gives you something to look forward to today.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-18-2009 05:31 PM

It’s tough making those photos work sometimes. I sure it’s a fine work area


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#3 posted 05-18-2009 10:51 PM

sounds like you’ve having fun… I love getting lost in the works (my wife gets angry when I forget to eat etc…lol)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 05-19-2009 03:16 AM

Hi Kiwi,

I have just read your blog. Glad to see you fighting your way out of it. You will be amazed that there are a lot of things you can do inside a subdivision in the Philippines that will make you earn a decent living. Jobs that are too small for a professional, too big for a weekend warrior. In fact, you are now better equipped than some of the professionals I know. You have clamps.

And I am wishing you all the best. By the way, that cold San Miguel offer still stands.


-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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#5 posted 05-19-2009 04:25 AM

Hey manilaboy, long time no post. The biggest hurdle I have is people asume that i,m charging foreigner prices for my work. Anyway sounds like things are about to get better soon. Maybe then we can get together for a lumberjocks picnic manila style!

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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