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A new Kitchen – Part 8 – Upper Wall Cabinets

During the five weeks we spent on other projects and family time, the kitchen has seen very little progress. Mrs. Sawdust Inn said she is in no hurry and wanted me to enjoy the journey. This freedom allowed me…

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A new Kitchen – Part 7 – lights, windows and an uh-oh

It’s been a few weeks since our last update and little has changed..or so it seems. The Cabinets The next “big” step in our kitchen remodel is building the cabinets. The plywood for the cabinet carcasses…


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A new Kitchen – Part 6 – New flooring

We have completed the most labor intensive part of the kitchen remodel to date, a ceramic tile floor. Because we have no ceiling lights yet, most of the work on the new kitchen floor was limited to only weekend…


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A new Kitchen – Part 5 – New walls

It has taken close to three weeks to complete the latest phase of our kitchen remodel, new drywall and painting. After deciding on final placements for the wall outlets and light switches, we were ready to hang…


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A new Kitchen – Part 4 – Floor repair

Our new kitchen area is 15 feet wide and 24 feet long. In our last blog, we explained that the area where the hot wall was had suffered an incredible amount of sagging. In some…


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A new Kitchen – Part 3 – A few items

Re-modeling is much different from woodworking. A lot of hours go into a lot of work, but it seems there is little progress to show for it. In the scheme of the overall project, it’s those…


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Get a great finish on your mantle or wall clock woodworking project

Building a mantle or wall clock can be a very relaxing and rewarding way to spend a weekend. Clocks are a staple project in my woodshop because they don’t require a lot of material, are relatively inexpensive…


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A new Kitchen – Part 3 – Electrical

Any home remodel project is certain to run into unforeseen circumstances, especially if it’s a house that hasn’t been updated in nearly nearly 50 years. With the plumbing work finished on our kitchen project, we…


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Sipsey Wilderness Journal

I’ve made several trips into the Sipsey over the past few years.  My wife, Donna, and I have one previous trek together in our repertoire.  In 2010, we made the short nine-mile loop from Thompson…


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When to buy high-quality tools and when not to

Woodworking can be an expensive hobby. It can become a very expensive hobby when you start investing in bigger and better tools. When it comes to buying tools, there are as many brands and opinions as…