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    Teeny Progress in the Shop

    First, for those reading who aren't interested in a beginner's progress, don't read this thread.

    For those interested, this is what's going on in my shop:

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    It's a mess because I have no shelves or any place to put anything, so the first order of business is to build a table and then a counter and some shelf space so I can put away some things.

    So the beginnings of a table top are seen to the left. Notice the step stool because I'm not tall enough to screw it together. Notice the shim in photo 2 because I cut one board too short. The table will be 4' X 8', the size of a sheet of plywood, and big enough so I can put a whole bookcase on it to work on.

    Today I learned how to use the new drill that I bought for LOML last Xmas. I didn't strip any bits or screws. For those who notice all that nice wood and sheet goods on the left, no, it is not sitting on the ground, but stacked neatly on lots of boards.

    My old dog insisted on being with me, so I brought in a camping cot and blanket for him. He's functionally deaf, so he doesn't need hearing protection.

    For those beginner woodworker lurkers, I urge you to register and join in. Beginners and Novices are welcome here in all the subforums. Don't be shy. Woodworking is a learned skill. This is a warm and helpful crowd, and you will learn lots.

    I'm sure many of you advanced critters could have built the Brooklyn Bridge in the time it took me to drive in a dozen screws, but you gotta start somewhere, and I'm happy with my day. I'll keep you posted....

    Cynthia
    AKA Young Grasshopper Woodworker
    AKA The Rookie

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    Looks good Cynthia, We all got to start somewhere and your off to a good start..
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Shims and wood filler. The 2 basic tools of my shop

    Looking good and off to a great start Cynthia
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    Teeny progress is better than no progress. Look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Shims and wood filler. The 2 basic tools of my shop

    Looking good and off to a great start Cynthia
    And let me add ...duct tape too to the list!..(and Band-aids)

    Lookin' great Cynthia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Shims and wood filler. The 2 basic tools of my shop
    Remember this, Cynthia:

    A little caulk & and a little paint - makes it look like what it ain't!
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

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    Heh, Progress is progress and always worth posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom DiCara View Post
    And let me add ...duct tape too to the list!..(and Band-aids)

    Lookin' great Cynthia
    Something to sew yourself comes in handy once in a while too....
    "Do, or do not. There is no try."
    -Yoda



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    Good start Cynthia! Keep making a little progress each day and before you know it, that project will be done, and you'll be starting the next! Jim.
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    Cynthia,
    Trust me... you can take what will certainly seem like a Long, reallly really Long time and you won't come close to how long it has taken some of us to 'finish' a shop.
    -Ned

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