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Workbench Day 25: Leg Vise shaping…

Well it’s been too long since I was out in the shop making the wood chips fly so I had a few moments and decided to put steel on wood.  My wife and I have been focusing on getting the … Continue reading

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Sky Fort Day 11: Conclusion of the saga…

We did it!  The Sky Fort is complete.  Everything was wrapped up in about 30 minutes before dinner late this afternoon. There was only two things left to do today.  (1) Attach the swings: The swings gave us the only … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 21: More planing…more sweating.

Today was all about the grind.  Just grit your teeth and push through the burning in your arms and hands.  To get going, though I had just had to settle my differences with the onery plane (it caused me to … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 20: Leveling the top is a full body workout.

A busy weekend with the kiddos and my wife happily trumped all other activities (except cutting the grass) for the weekend.  But today is Labor Day so…what better way to celebrate than by doing some labor! I had just enough time … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 9: Gluing up the sections.

My goal for today was to smooth out the tops of the 4 sections a little (nothing perfect, mind you, that will come later when the top is assembled) and prep them for gluing together. I was very pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 8: Still gluing the top…

Nothing nearly so exciting as yesterday’s progress for today.  I got up early and glued up section number 3 of the top and did nothing else until the early afternoon.  That’s when section 4 got glued up—the best, smoothest one … Continue reading

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Workbench Day 7: Big progress

Got a lot done today.  My wonderful wife got up with the kids this morning to allow me to get down early to the garage and continue work on the workbench. My first task was to rip the 2x4s for the … Continue reading

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