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Blog entry by lilredweldingrod posted 08-03-2012 03:18 AM 2248 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

6 days to go!
I got a call today from UPS. When I bought my new drum sander from Grizzly, I was told not to expect it before August 20th. That sucker is gonna be here Wednesday! Now I can complete the cabinet doors way ahead of schedule. The sandpaper rolls came today and the European hinges came too. Very soon I will have Momma in the palm of my hand. I won’t go innto all the things I have to atone for. lol All in the range of picking my nose in public. lol
We don’t have doors yet and she is already filling them up! I will order my new camera tomorrow so I can show and tell for all.
Now I can make this monster endgrain cutting board counter top to top off the whole thing before my visitor heads back to the hills of….................! You though I was gonna slip, huh?

5 days to go!
OK, I have prepared to handle the 320 pounds involved in this thing. but where o’ where to put it. Since Momma is so happy with me, I asked if I could have it in a corner of the dinningroom. Guess What? Momma ain’t THAT happy! She offered me a spot next to my bed where there is no electrical plug in. The problems of a small shop just never seem to go away. So back to planning and development!

4 days to go!
Spent all day at the hospital meeting with doctors about my son’s problems and hashing out what solutions are the best for him.

3 days to go!
Today we measure and cut the door parts and get things ready for the delivery. I hope I have enough wood for 7 doors. the drawer fronts are on and ready for finish. It sure is nice to see things moving right along even when I have to leave for most of the day!

2 Days to go!
Doors are in the glue up stages. Stiles and panels are glued up and the raqils are cut.

1 day to go!
Tomorrow afternoon if D-day and we are ready for the drum sander to go to work! Pant! Pant!

Yeehaw! the eagle has landed! Works great right outa the box! Now I wait for the mobile base to arrive. god I love these waiting games…....not!
Pics tomorrow!!!

Hot of the truck!

OK, let’s have alook at this thing.

Yep! looks just like the picture in the catalog.

And we wait for the mobile base. the stand is much too high for wheelchair use. I’ll add a spacer of about 6-8 inches between the base and the sander for my use.


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#1 posted 08-03-2012 03:29 AM

Good news abounds!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 08-03-2012 03:33 AM


Good for you on ALL you NEW lil goodies happening… What did you do… Start using those those from your Golden Goose?! LOL

I thought it was out of the bag already… with Roger… (??) LOL

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 04:17 AM

Hey Bob, Good to hear from you! I’ve been want…needing a drum sander for some time now and since i pacified Momma, I get to get away with it. lol.

Joe, yeah it’s coming out of the old goose egg.

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 04:39 AM

this is great news rand
glad you are getting things together there

here is a picture from my visit two years ago
of you ‘working’ in the shop

you have a style
that is all your own lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 08-03-2012 04:42 AM

Wow, that is hard work you are doing in your shop. And with your new DS, I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of that. Right? Ha ha.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 08-03-2012 05:00 AM

Dang guys, can’t you let old Rip catch up on his sleep?

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#7 posted 08-03-2012 07:09 AM

Your a cruel man Rand, I love it. :)

David You captured the moment

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 08-03-2012 11:26 AM

Good news on the sander. I am glad you are pleasing the other half. I am fixing to have to redo a room for mine. There are no cabinets involved. Cant wait to see some pictures.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#9 posted 08-03-2012 12:03 PM

Patron, that is one big veneer press you have there!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#10 posted 08-03-2012 12:45 PM

Enjoy your new toy but try to stay more alert in the shop! At my house you would’ve woken up with something painted on your body.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 08-03-2012 04:40 PM

Thank you Jamie!

Dave, I ordered the camera last night from Office Depot. I should receive it Monday or Tuesday.

Andy, actually what Dave caught in the moment was a Clonidine moment. That stuff would would knock Superman out. I was taking that stuff 4 time s a day back then. I guarantee you will turn off all equipment when it hits. With my new doctors, I have been able to reduce it by half and keep my BP down.

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#12 posted 08-03-2012 07:49 PM

Ok, I’ll amit that I’m a bit jealous Rand, but even if I bought one I wouldn’t have room for it in my shop! So I’m glad for you and I hope you will be able to use to great advantage (thinking about pleasing your suffering wife), lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 08-03-2012 10:34 PM

Mike, I have no room either. I’m going to have to get another Shop Fox Mobile base from Grizzly and roll it out side to use.
And my wife suffers horriblly. If you want to how bad it really is, ask my ex. lol.

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#14 posted 08-04-2012 02:20 PM

Sounds like fun Rand, make some sawdust!

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#15 posted 08-10-2012 04:03 AM

OK, guys and gals, I edited in the pictures. Enjoy!

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