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Blog series by Michael Wilson updated 01-26-2013 05:47 PM 2 parts 3720 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: The End Table.

08-08-2011 04:33 AM by Michael Wilson | 8 comments »

I know nothing about nothing about wood working. So I figured that keeping a log of what I learn and when will, if nothing else, give me something to point at and laugh in a few months. So I made my box. That should be post #1, but it’s not really worth more than this paragraph. The box is: a 6×6x12 box open along one long side, merely glued. The pieces were rough cut on a table saw from 1×12x48 pine. It was the first thing I’d ever made with wood. Really, ever....

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Part 2: In search of an elegant solution: Creating a 45 degree reference angle.

01-26-2013 05:47 PM by Michael Wilson | 6 comments »

THIS has proven to be a challenge. I’m currently unemployed, so buying tools is just about out of the question. (The occasional pine board maybe. But even that is pushing it.) I’ve got a box in my head and wanted to use mitered joints. This got me Yak Shaving in to creating jigs and the like. But I got stuck on the fact that I don’t have a reasonable 45 degree reference angle. Nothing I can use to clamp a workpiece down to my table saw sled. MAYBE my table saw cu...

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