buginga slab projects #2: an exciting day!!!

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 01-15-2010 04:58 AM 2345 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: ITS HERE!!!!!!! Part 2 of buginga slab projects series Part 3: skim planing as well as some other achievments »

before i start this post i just want to give a quick apology to Todd. Based on my last post about the Bubinga I’m not sure what response i’ll get when i add some more ;)

Alright now here we go. Today was a very good day! My hockey team won in a 1 – 0 thriller and when i got home i had a nice big box sitting on my front porch, and we all know what that means…. MORE TOOLS!!!!! So today my shipment was from Lee Valley and it was quite a big one.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

Exhibit D

Exhibit E

Exhibit F and G

well thats it for now. my router plane is on backorder. I am very excited to start using these tools. They meet and exceed my expectations from what i have used of them so far. What i also love is how wide the handplanes are and the mass that they have to them. It is a giant improvement over my old stanley #3. As you all know this was quite an expensive order between the saws and the planes and the vices and the other little knick knacks i ordered but for me it was worth it. personally i wouldn’t even dare attacking this Bubinga with anything but the best and where i have very little knowledge in tuning up planes i’m not going to trust any planes i tuned up on this bubinga. Also to aid me in milling it i also got a toothed blade for the jointer plane. can’t wait to get everything all sharpened up and put to use.

i also got another nice little surprise!!

yep a nice big 16/4 square blank of Bubinga for the pie crust table post.

So coming up soon i have a nice video which i am hoping to get up tonight or tommorow on laying out my cuts on a giant slab like this. also this weekend i will skim plane the pieces as I start to get my shop in order. After the pieces are all skimmed it will be about 2 more weeks before i actually start to work with the pieces. I still have one or more tools to buy as well as a dust collection system to install. But believe me i am very excited about all of this coming together!!!!!111

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#1 posted 01-15-2010 05:04 AM

Very nice. Also, you suck :-P I’d kill for all those shiny new tools :D

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 05:07 AM

haha… i can barely believe it when i look at them. Can’t wait to put them to use. and to think ive for more coming :P

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#3 posted 01-15-2010 05:10 AM

wow…awesome day!!! congrats!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 01-15-2010 05:13 AM

Wasn’t Christmas over last month? If I managed to get all that at one time I certainly would have a bad case of adrenaline overload.. :)

Nice score on both the tools and the bubinga.

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

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#5 posted 01-15-2010 05:13 AM

What are you building?


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#6 posted 01-15-2010 05:19 AM

haha Scott i don’t think I’ll be able to get to sleep tonight because i’m so excited about everything.

noknot – I’m building a big 30 something inch pie crust table one board top. a boston colonial tea table. another serpentine bow front desk and i’m gonna film this one. And last hopefully a slant front desk on frame desk. something like that. just another little project.

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#7 posted 01-15-2010 06:04 AM

I’m new to this blog and I have no idea what you are building. Nonetheless, in a few days I will start building my bubinga/maple bed. I have some beautiful big, thick and expensive bubinga boards and I must admit that I am a little intimidated by the project. Therefore, while I don’t know what you are making I relate in that you are talking about bubinga and I am also building a bubinga bed. Dam – Bubinga is a beautiful wood.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#8 posted 01-15-2010 06:29 AM

I would have had to mow a lot of lawns for those when I was a teenager. You must be good at mowing.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 01-15-2010 07:03 AM

I bought myself a Christmas present of the same three saws! Great minds think alike!
Have fun with the bubinga and be careful!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#10 posted 01-15-2010 07:05 AM

This is going to be a great project.

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#11 posted 01-15-2010 08:47 AM

Well, I thought I was over it, but it looks like you have induced another conniption fit in me after looking at all those fine tools you received.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 01-15-2010 11:22 AM

This is VERY exciting.
As I read your post I could feel the energy and excitement you have about all your new tools and the beautiful
This is AWESOME !!
Can’t wait to see your projects : )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#13 posted 01-15-2010 12:39 PM

congrats on all your new “oh yah’s” :)
And I know that you will do the trees proud!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#14 posted 01-15-2010 12:53 PM

Many wonderful, high quality, purchases there. Based on the work I have seen, I would say they did not fall into the wrong hands. Congrats on your new tools and the Bubinga. I will be keeping an eye on future posts.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#15 posted 01-15-2010 01:04 PM

well you have added to my excitement level ..i bought the fine tooth saw that you got the three of..and im going to get the 14 tooth soon also..Ive been without my wood stove in the shop for going on a stainless steel pipe installed today and finished first thing this morning…so..i have not slept all night…i had a load of hickory fire wood delivered yesterday…cut split and ready to burn….im going to fix me some bacon and pancakes out there this morning…and officially start my yin yang project…but your new pile of tools has me in a drooling mode,,,, man…Ive got some walnut in the shop that will have to be part of my project…but you need to get the mailing address corrected with lee valley…..on the top of the order sheet on there online order…there is a place to check duplicate this order…and of coarse fill in the blanks with the alternate address…just send me a pm and ill send ya the correct address that you need…you young bucks need to have some respect here for us older guys…didn’t they teach you its required to tool up the grizzman…for his retirement party…LOL..yea lets just laugh this whole long post right off into the paper shredder…that’s alright….my planer is bigger then your planer…nanny nanny boo boo…am i acting like a child…they say that happens as we get older too…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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