Category Archives: Thoughts-Views

Dishwasher Install Followup

In my last post I told you about my dishwasher install project.  The process involved shifting the entire face frame, and associated drawers and doors, 6″ to close up a gap at the side of the dishwasher.  This of course … Continue reading

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 Extrapolation 

Extrapolate…extend the application of (a method or conclusion, especially one based on statistics) to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue or similar methods will be applicable. Edit 01/25/16 My reference to “plans” in the following is … Continue reading

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Two Distinct Paths

Following up on my post “Perpetual Beginner Mentality“, I encouraged the amateurs/hobbyist woodworker to be bold in their woodworking.  This post is also written for the amateur/hobbyist.

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Perpetual Beginner Mentality

The following is written for those of you, like myself, who are amateur/hobbyist woodworkers.  We just want to build things with wood and enjoy the process as well as the result. In days gone by, when the apprenticeship system was … Continue reading

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Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving

It is the Thanksgiving holiday here in the states and I have found myself in a retrospective state of mind.  I have a lot to be thankful for.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to go into some long winded list … Continue reading

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Bookcase-Progress 11-the Details

OK, this is my final final post on this bookcase.  There was a comment or two in my last post pointing out and inquiring about my edge treatment to inside corners.  This set me to thinking about what I do … Continue reading

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New Shop Up and Running-Mostly

I’m finally at a point where I can start working wood once again.  It seems as though its been years instead of weeks and I’m surprised at how much I have missed it.  I took a long hard look at … Continue reading

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Expectations and the Literal Thinker

In the past few days there has been a, lets call it lively, discussion over on Paul Sellers’ Woodworking Masterclasses forum.  Generally speaking, the entire thing centered on two complaints voiced by a single member. The first complaint was that the when … Continue reading

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New Shop Space

Just a quick one. Here is a shot of what will eventually be the new shop space.  Once all of the moving boxes have been emptied, sorted and their contents put  away.  Really just a back corner of a 2-stall … Continue reading

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Gouges that I Own

In Part 7 of the HB Hobby Tansu I used a gouge to cut-in the radius corners of the inset handles.  A couple of people asked about gouges and which ones I use.  I own a grand total of two … Continue reading

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