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Old 03-31-2015, 12:20 AM   #21
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Very nice, .40, and it's good to see you back again.
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Awesome discussion. I love working with wood too, but not into fine woodworking. More like general construction. I'm in the middle of building an attached 16'x20' pergola over in my back yard.
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:14 PM   #23
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When I was an impecunious newlywed who had just bought a first home, I was forced to learn to do it myself. I developed a liking for wood work and did several projects. I had minimal equipment. A radial arm saw was the most expensive tool.

Creating and finishing wood projects was very satisfying and I got lots of compliments.

Sadly, when the divorce came the tools went. Now, with condo living, there is little to do.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:37 PM   #24
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Awesome discussion. I love working with wood too, but not into fine woodworking. More like general construction. I'm in the middle of building an attached 16'x20' pergola over in my back yard.
That isn't something I'd attempt without supervision. I like being lost in the details and tolerances of fine woodworking. I'd starve as framer because I'd be working all day to achieve close tolerances...I just can't make myself throw up a 2x4 and nail it without measuring 2 or 3 times.

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Old 03-31-2015, 10:02 PM   #25
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I love reading all of this discussion, although I've never cut a piece of wood in my life, my grandfather was a wonderful woodworker. As a little girl he made me the most wonderful things..Just one was a perfect little scale dressing table complete with an oval framed mirror, and drawers with pulls he carved himself. I'd give anything to have it back.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:24 PM   #26
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I always liked the Woodright Shop mainly for the historical perspectives it offered. It looks like way too much work for me but it is very interesting to see how the various cutting operations that are still in use today were done without electricity. The imperfect hand work gives a lot of rustic character to the piece.

Sadly, Norm is retired and there are no new episodes being made. The website is active and the plans/episodes are still available.

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That show answered a lot of questions I have had for years. One time my sister and I went up to the Peabody Essex Museum. There was some beautiful furniture that was of Colonial Style and all handmade. I often wondered how all those turned legs were made. How did they get it stained like that? Etc.

The visit to that museum raised more questions than answer. The Woodright shop gave me the answers. I love that show. And his enthusiasm.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:59 AM   #27
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I love all things power tools and wood. I'm more of a rustica woodworker, stuff like old barn board and twig furniture.


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Very nice Dawgluver.

Old and in the way is what I love to work with.

Most of the trim in my house is somebody's cast always.

My kitchen is an old chicken coop. I think I posted pics of it before.

I'll post a pic of my last scrap project.

The base is an old cast iron base for a long ago broken urn my Aunt had.

The top is made from plywood used to protect some round cabinets during shipping we installed on a job. The veneer is scrap from yachts I used to build years ago. The stainless edge band is from the face of a Sub Zero that was replaced by a wood panel.

.40 cal, Enjoy you projects and don't listen to anyone except yourself.

Andy, Be glad you weren't lead astray and ended up doing it for a living like I did.
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Very nice Dawgluver.

Old and in the way is what I love to work with.

Most of the trim in my house is somebody's cast always.

My kitchen is an old chicken coop. I think I posted pics of it before.

I'll post a pic of my last scrap project.

The base is an old cast iron base for a long ago broken urn my Aunt had.

The top is made from plywood used to protect some round cabinets during shipping we installed on a job. The veneer is scrap from yachts I used to build years ago. The stainless edge band is from the face of a Sub Zero that was replaced by a wood panel.

.40 cal, Enjoy you projects and don't listen to anyone except yourself.

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Nice!

The base looks like it was originally from an old fashioned hot water tank, similar to this guy.
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:38 PM   #30
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That's so cool, Zagut! I love repurposing stuff. I've made some very strange combinations, but it's fun, and they work.
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