How was your weekend?

Martin Sojka
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How was your long weekend? Did you find some time to work on something cool?

BTW. we’ve reached 300 creations today. Nice little milestone for our small but super friendly and growing community :) Keep them coming.

Martin Sojka,

One step for a man, giant step for WoodworkingWeb :)

-- Michal,

I’ve been working on a bathroom vanity for my ..erm…bathroom….but my tablesaw blade height adjuster has failed and I’m on hold till the new part arrives. I’m told it’s in the post (and under warranty) and can’t say nice enough things about Charnwood’s customer support.

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

I picked up my first real tablesaw Thursday. A Ridgid R4512. Put it together, spent a majority of the weekend doing stupid adjustments to get it squared up. I think its ‘somewhat’ close, but I don’t know. :(

I tried making a crosscut sled. It looks good, performs bad. Over a 12" section it veers to the right about 1/16". My goal is to make small jewelry boxes and I can’t even dream of it if I can’t cut perfectly square. I’m not entirely sure what to do. Getting so frustrated with woodworking and I haven’t even really made anything yet :(


I spent my holiday weekend (last weekend) coughing …
still coughing.

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

the stats is awesome — I was trying to remember how long it took for that other site to reach 300. .

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Lets not mention that ‘other site’. It’s full of pretentious ‘woodworkers’ whom I seem to not be good enough for. I’d like to try to fit in here.


Walnut – You fit in here just fine. Don’t worry about that other place. Woodworking can be VERY frustrating,, but very rewarding. You’ll get there. Just give it some time.

I’m still setting up my tablesaw…I don’t think I’ll ever get it perfect. That won’t stop me from trying.

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

I’m being mind-boggled by having to figure out multiple leg mortises for a 44" base cabinet. Had it all drawn out and realized I needed to make changes to the bottom shelf, so the rail mortises will change. Bang head on work bench….

Might As Well Dance :

I’m trying to make a shave horse that was in the American Woodworker magazine in 2008. It has angled back legs that go out 15 degrees and back 15 degrees. Some cuts can be made on the compound miter saw, and some have to be made with a hand saw. Then some parts are discarded. Some parts are glued to the opposite side of where the cut was made.

OK, I made the cuts. The parts that I thought were right, turned out to be wrong. The parts that I thought were wrong, turned out to be right. Now I’m trying to continue by mocking up and clamping before making cuts.

The weekend was long and confusing!