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Blog Posts - Page 4 of 7

A little more progress, a little more pain - Router Table: Day 20

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I got the tongue & groove video out yesterday, and I got a little more done today. But my posts will be kind of sporadic for a little while, because I managed to slice a finger yesterday, and a thumb today, on the same f’ing chisel blade. That makes it a little difficult to type, and I’m actually a little discouraged for having done 3 dangerously stupid things in the span of a week. So I’m in no hurry to get anything else done for a while.

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Woodworking and ADD

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This post is about how my ADD affects my woodworking, and a revelation I just had that I think will have a huge positive impact on my woodworking life, and hopefully others. If you agree, please share this post.

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My SawStop Saved My Thumb (pt. 1)

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Most of you who read this blog already know this from my social media posts, but yesterday I found out that my SawStop brake works just fine. I stuck my thumb in the blade, and BAM! the brake kicked in, and saved my thumb.

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No scheduled blog posts until Monday

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I’m working on a new video, so I don’t have any blog posts planned until Monday. Yes, this is a blog post telling you there’s no blog post. Think about that for a while.

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Wasted Day - Router Table: Day 17

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Still having issues cutting consistent tongue and groove joints. The problem is mostly equipment related, with a spattering of periodic stupidity. I’m not in the mood to talk about the equipment issues right now, and I’m sure you’re tired of reading about my stupidity.

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Of Mice and Men - Router Table: Day 16

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“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry” is one of the truest sayings, especially when the man is me, and the subject is woodworking. By the way, I’m fighting a cold so my posts are a little more sporadic. I’m seeing the doctor today. Anyway…

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No scheduled posts until Monday

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I’m trying to finish up a video, and then have a semi-relaxing weekend, so I’m not planning any Powered Up blog posts until Monday. If something comes along I want to share, I’ll post it and post on Instagram also, but like I said, nothing planned.

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My love affair with Baltic Birch plywood

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I’ve always had a love affair with Baltic Birch plywood. Even before I knew what to call it, I’d see a picture of something made from it, with the end grain showing, and I just wanted to touch it. Stroke my hand along its smooth edges. *ahem*

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