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    Found my shop today

    A new friend of mine, one of my sons' friend's father stopped by today, and graciously helped me find my tablesaw and planer, plus a few other parts of the shop. We might be building him a work station for his craft hobbies, he's going to sketch up some ideas, and I'll see if we can't build it for him.

    We even got a couple of cutting board blanks planed down. I have one more ready to work on tomorrow, so I'll have 4 boards in the clamps by tomorrow night. The LOML wants to take a few of them in to work and see if they'll sell at the indoor flea market. If they do, we're going to reinvest the money in some lumber and get a larger stock built up, to help offset the moving costs.
    -Ned

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    Pen-turning is another pretty handy way to generate some income from the shop.
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    true, and I am planning on a bit of that as well... but we un-earthed the board blanks, and he mentioned he had never learned to use a planer... so I 'taught him' by planing down the two blanks, then did the cut/flip/cut/flip thing...
    Those two blanks will net 3 boards one good sized all maple one, and two smaller 'cheese' boards, all end grain.
    -Ned

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    Welcome back Ned! (thought I would say it for your tools!
    Jon

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    thanks Jonathan, we even went out and picked up a couple of rolls of landscape cloth for a shop and house project.
    -Ned

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    Yeah Ned give up the camera thing come back to flat land where wood is wood Good to hear you dusting off the tools and getting back into it.
    cheers

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    one 'side effect' is that I'm going to be organizing things a LOT, as my friend Scott's lone comment was that it need some help in that dept.
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    A new friend of mine, one of my sons' friend's father stopped by today, and graciously helped me find my tablesaw and planer, plus a few other parts of the shop. We might be building him a work station for his craft hobbies, he's going to sketch up some ideas, and I'll see if we can't build it for him.

    We even got a couple of cutting board blanks planed down. I have one more ready to work on tomorrow, so I'll have 4 boards in the clamps by tomorrow night. The LOML wants to take a few of them in to work and see if they'll sell at the indoor flea market. If they do, we're going to reinvest the money in some lumber and get a larger stock built up, to help offset the moving costs.
    It shouldn't be to hard to tell him you can't build it. Now when you tell him you can build it then is when the talent will need to kick in.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    It shouldn't be to hard to tell him you can't build it. Now when you tell him you can build it then is when the talent will need to kick in.
    Oh, I can build Something that will do the job, and he'll help... question is will it be what he wants.
    -Ned

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    went back out to the shop today, and made a royal mess out there, man that was fun!!

    I decided that cold or no, I would finish the batch of cutting boards. I glued up the blank yesterday for this board, and ran it through the planer today... wound up with a knot precisely on one corner, which promptly turned into a Feature! (marketing 101)



    I also cut up three more blanks, which I believe will wind up as about 4 or 5 smaller boards:




    Decided to do the gluing up in the house, since the sky was falling and there were little white flakes everwhere.
    -Ned

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