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Blog entry by wncguy posted 02-05-2013 06:30 PM 1095 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over a year ago I stumbled on this site & lurked for a while before having the guts to even join. My wonderful wife “suggested” I get involved in something (anything?) that would interest me & occupy my time – read stay out of my hair now that you don’t have the store anymore.

I probably over thought everything as it related to equipment, but now have Ridgid 4512 TS, Rikon 10-325 BS & Ridgid EB4424 oscillating sander as my major equipment purchases.

I owe huge thanks to several LJ’s who responded to directed questions with their insight & expertise on equipment, accessories, finishing, etc. They include: Charles Neil, knotscott, Boxguy, HorizonalMike,eddy, gfadvm, Steve & I hope I didn’t miss someone. Then there are all of you that provided information & inspiration just by posting.

I’ve been fortunate to find some small family saw mills here in Western North Carolina & able to get wood finished 3 sides so I don’t need jointer & planner yet. Okay, I’ll gloat a tad… the walnut & maple I bought from a place 18 miles from me was $2.50/bd ft. Used for my 1st box. Posted on project page, many oops & few aw-sh**t’s but I’m learning.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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17040 posts in 4786 days

#1 posted 02-05-2013 08:48 PM

You are off to a good start with this nice box.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-06-2013 02:24 AM

Now we’ve gotcha hooked! Nice bandsaw box.

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

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Chris Mobley

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#3 posted 02-06-2013 02:09 PM

Beautiful box! Keep it up!
Chris Mobley

-- Chris Mobley -

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