forkston1

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  1. Up until January 8th, 2014 my greatest passion in life was woodworking. Then this little one showed up! Say hello to Sadie Ryan. I never thought I'd give up shop time for anything but she has really been putting a crimp in my shop time but I'm loving every minute. When my wife convinced me for some newborn photos, my only request was to incorporate woodworking somehow and I love how it came out. I've been a hybrid woodworker for a couple of years now and I'd like to think that combining my passion for my new daughter and woodworking, will create the "new hybrid" for me.
  2. Thanks everyone for your help! Some great info here!
  3. Hey everyone, I'm going to be trying wedged tenon's for the first time and was wondering if there are any "rules" I should be considering. By "rules" I mean, tenon thickness, kerf placement, width & depth of kerf, relief hole placement, etc. I found a good article in American Woodworker but was wondering if I could get any advice from all of you. Thanks! Jeremy
  4. Check out the text I just got from my lumber supplier! If anyone is looking for some excellent curley cherry in Northeast Pennsylvania, let me know.
  5. Greetings all! I am building a blanket chest for a client who wants it to be lined with aromatic cedar. I've attached pics of the dry fit that I did yesterday. I have never done anything with cedar lining before and I have a few questions: 1) Do you typically line the "floor" of the chest or just the sides? 2) Should an adhesive be used, screws/nails, or should it just be allowed to float? I am "capturing" the cedar for the sides in a dadoed strip that is going to be screwed to the top and bottom apron of the chest. Since the cedar I got from Home Depot is T&G, I wasn't plann