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November 2009 Blog Archive

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Cleaning And A Few Shop Adjustments......


Monday, November 30th, 2009

 

After working in the shop for several days and completing a couple projects I realized I was turning into a wood pack-rat. Any piece of wood that even remotely looked useable was set aside for future use. As woodworkers we all do it because we tend to find value in even the smallest piece of wood. Perhaps we need an inlay, or thin strips for a jig or fixture, or even a pen turning blank. We all have our own rationale. For me, it seems like the minute I give them to my neighbor for kindling the next day I all-of-a-sudden have a need for what I just discarded. 

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Notes From The Woodworking Show...


Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

 

I typically use the internet and various forums to retrieve information about tools and accessories for woodworking. Nevertheless, yesterday my wife and I took a cruise in the F-350 to attend the Woodworking Show which was taking place in northern Denver .  Here are a few observations from the show:

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Building The Shop & Layout...


Sunday, November 15th, 2009

 

Since I don't yet have a stand-alone shop in the back yard I converted my 20 x 22 two car garage into my work space. The first obstacle was power as our home only had a 100A load center. Rather than installing a new 200A load center, I used the 2 open breaker locations to feed a 60A sub-panel which would provide me with additional breaker space for the required circuits.

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