Matt’s Weekly Shop Update

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Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Mar 21, 2017
I made a good amount of progress on the bed by completing the joinery on the headboard but I still have some design decisions to make.  I also spent some time at the lathe turning a few bowls for the Habitat for Humanity's Spring Gala.
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Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Mar 14, 2017
I finished slabbing the smaller ash log that I had up on the mill last week and also milled up my neighbor's birch tree.  At the computer, I finished editing the farmhouse table videos and in the shop, I experimented with a live edge treatment for the bed project.
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Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Feb 28, 2017
By popular vote, I slabbed the maple crotch which yielded 7 12/4 slabs and 3 8/4 slabs.  With that log out of the way, I loaded the smaller of the two ash logs onto the mill.  In the shop, I glued up all of the bed posts and did all of the epoxy stabilizing on the walnut parts.
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Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Feb 7, 2017
I had a very productive week with the mill.  I was able to work through most of my small log pile and I was able to modify the blade guide mounts on the saw.  In the shop, I finally finished applying finish to the farmhouse benches and now I can get those out of the shop.
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Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Jan 18, 2017
I'm still applying finish to the farmhouse table benches which means those things are still taking up all of the space in my shop.  So since not much has changed since last week, I'll answer some questions I've been getting regarding the drills and taps I've been using.
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Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Jan 3, 2017
I spent a decent amount of time in the shop this week making progress on the farmhouse table benches.  I started to get the finish applied to the bench tops and I milled all of the stock for the base.  On New Years Day, I milled up a box elder crotch which allowed me to try out the hand crank winch that I mounted to the saw.