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    So ...what did you accomplish in the shop this weekend

    Hi guys

    I envy those of you who are able to post projects here at the moment. I am still a work in progress with my shop. Got to spend the day out there today and all I accomplished was a bunch of drywalling and mudding. Really hate drywall and should have got a pro in to do it but I wanted the experience. Only need this experience once though. Nothing worth showing a picture of.

    So those luck ones out there that got to work on their projects,,,,,,,show those of us less fortunate some progress pictures just to keep us motivated.
    cheers

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    I would, but the moderators told me no more than posting 800 pictures a week.

    (I already started my new project, while the other one was drying.)

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    Nothing in the shop, but got a few good hours on the sawmill cutting for a local golf course. Three hours on Saturday cutting Spruce into 1x's and 2x's, then five hours today cutting Cedar into 6/4 for deck boards and three huge dead Elm logs into 8/4 planks for bridge decking. I was pretty whupped when I got done the Elm! Two gorgeous days, about 50'F, clear, sunny, slight breeze, birds singing, deer passing through the meadow behind me, just the kind of day that makes you happy to be alive.

    cheers

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    Well, I've got pictures to take, but so far....

    * Finished up the last of 4 cutting boards to send out.
    * Made a really ugly little salt cellar on the lathe. It might work, but I need to get some good wood for a real one.
    * Got parts cut out and dry fitted for a box for the box exchange.
    * Made a new tablesaw 45degree angle sled (Needed for the box, donchaknow)
    * Made 2 Celtic Cross pen blanks
    * Turned one of the celtic cross pen blanks (Actually, it's the best one I've ever done, so far)
    * Made a dozen bottles of Board Gu to send out with the cutting boards.
    * Watched a couple of Nascar races in the shop
    * Used Toni's technique of finding lost items to find a magazine I needed for the box. (It worked, although my spell was not nearly as colorful as Toni's. Next time I need it, I will use Toni's spell as it seems much more satisfying).

    Thats about it. Will be posting pictures of some of these later.
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    Not too much, got started on a storage rack for my growing collection of lathe tools, cleaned up the shop, put up a shelf for bowl blanks and lumber, drilled bench dog holes in the top of my workbench.



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    I sold my old table saw. Link



    As I posted last week I got delivery of my new SawStop so the old saw has to go. It has been a good TS for me and has done a lot of work in my shop.

    The base was my 1st real cabinet and has serviced me well. I plan to build an custom fitted cabinet for the new SS. Having my TS blades and tools handy has really spoiled me.

    So now on to getting the new TS into the basement and start the installation process.
    Last edited by Bartee Lamar; 10-19-2008 at 11:27 PM.

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    Bartee,

    I imagine that must have been a bittersweet departure. Such a nice looking setup for your old saw.

    Congrats on finding it a new home! (And on getting your sawstop up and running!)
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    made one pen, broke one return spring on my drill press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    all I accomplished was a bunch of drywalling and mudding. Really hate drywall and should have got a pro in to do it but I wanted the experience
    I also hate mudding - and I'm not really good at it.
    I confess that I scratch my heads at people who slave over mudding in their shop. It's a shop!! it's going to be dusty, messy, and banged up!
    I'd seriously consider just slapping up the drywall and painting it.
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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    Made 25 bullet pens. Made 15 bullet pen bottoms for others. Made 2 urchin ornaments. Made 15 bottle stoppers and 25 light pulls. Needed to make the decision to do something or else sell everything. Pictures if I can remember where I put the camera.

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