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    Weekend Projects

    I had a productive weekend after Larry left. My wife has been wanting to make some salt and pepper boxes for her friends like I made her. So I played with a miter lock bit for the first time. I definitely didn't think about the need for 90 degree work holding, will need a better jig to run short pieces with in the future. They teeter a little, but some sanding will fix that. My wife wanted to make them, so we settled on I did the cutting, she is sanding/gluing/finishing them.

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    So after cutting her parts out and making some crooked but ok miter lock joints, I started back finishing my workshop cabinets I started over christmas. I got the top row of drawer fronts finished and cut the recess to mount some lee valley maple drawer pulls:

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    I started gluing up some of the middle rows of drawers (no such thing as to many clamps)

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    And unfortunately, the last board I had purchased just didn't look like it would fit in with the rest of the maple. Most of it had a little figure scattered through, but it wasn't consistant enough that I would have wanted it for anything nice. Then I ran into this oddball board that just doesn't look right with the rest of the maple:

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    Guess I'll just have to throw it in the burn pile and go buy another one

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    Real shame about that piece of maple with all the crooked grain.

    Looks like your weekend has been more productive than mine. I roughed out a couple wet bowls last night, then proceeded to blow up a nice little dry natural edge bowl. (I'm blaming it on the supermoon.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Real shame about that piece of maple with all the crooked grain.

    Looks like your weekend has been more productive than mine. I roughed out a couple wet bowls last night, then proceeded to blow up a nice little dry natural edge bowl. (I'm blaming it on the supermoon.)
    I hate it when gravity pulls my bowls everywhere...you both had more productive weekends than I did
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    Jeb, it is amazing how much we can get done once Larry leaves
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    Steve Larry said to me when he was out here that he was surprised I did not hunt as much as he thought I did. I had work to get done so I put him to work. Larry is willing and ready to work but he will not let you know that. You sort of have to put something in his hand and say go to it !
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    I have no projects that demand that great of a skill set
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    I have no projects that demand that great of a skill set
    yeah i got sewer skills from steve but i did help him solve many of the worlds problems
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    yeah i got sewer skills from steve but i did help him solve many of the worlds problems
    You are now trained on how it works. Want to be on the board of directors?
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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