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A Tea Box for Christmas

As some of you may remember, last year around this time, I was going through a lot. My dad had passed away in September, and my mom followed him 3 days after Thanksgiving. Despite this, I somehow managed to turn

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The Finish Line

Welcome back! For those of you that follow me on Twitter (see the link to the right) and Google+, you may have seen a few updates to the glue-up and staining progress. The glue-up went surprisingly well (anything that turns

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Mini-Desk, Joinery Edition

So, I’ve been kind of stalled the past couple of weeks while I tried to figure out how I was going to join the legs to the aprons. I thought about going full mortise & tenon, but seeing as I’ve

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She’s Got Legs

Sorry-had to throw a little ZZ Top in there, but it works. Anyway I haven’t really gotten a lot done on the desk since the last post, and the main reason is I couldn’t decide how to shape the legs.

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Mini-Desk, Mini-Update

The past couple of have been, well, busy to say the least. Most of it has involved getting my son back to college, and trying to motivate an almost 21 year-old to actually plan ahead and not wait until the

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Mini-Desk Project, Pt. 1

So, I finally got a little shop time this weekend after spending most of Saturday doing a massive cleaning of the pantry closet in the basement. The massive heatwave didn’t help things much, as it had this habit of sapping

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Stanley No. 5 restoration, Part 2

So, when I left you all in Part 1, I had found several online sources for restoring a vintage hand plane and was ready to get started. One thing I figured out about myself while doing this, is that I

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  • "I'm still waiting for that fucking shower, let's just put it that way."-Neal E. 2017 1 month ago
  • “This country makes my asshole pucker.” -Neal E. 2017 3 months ago
  • "It's like Christmas shopping for someone you don't know for what they're going to like one year from now." -on trend shopping, 2016 6 months ago
  • "It was like Mother Teresa. It was on display for like 10 years until she degraded." Neal E. '16, on the novelty pastry attraction "Nun Bun" 7 months ago
  • “My biscuits are burnin’ ” -Neal E. 2016 7 months ago
  • "We hired him. He was decoration." Neal E. 2016, in reference to the presence of a paid performer at a holiday office party 7 months ago
  • "That movie turned me gay." -Neal E. 2016, in reference to the 1987 sci-fi film Predator 7 months ago

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