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About messimerwoodworking

I'm a hobbyist woodworker. I live in a two bedroom apartment that I am fortunate enough to have a workbench in. Hand tools, lumber, time, and hopefully some acquired skill will produce some respectable furniture. We'll see...........

No more apartment woodworking

Since my last post, quite a bit has happened. The biggest change is that my wife and I bought our first house this past spring. Its a nice cape cod with a two car garage and plenty of room in … Continue reading

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Happenings around here…

So lately work has taken a hold of my life. However, my weekends were also pretty well used up through out October. Fortunately it was woodworking stuff. SAPFM meeting, Midwest Tool Collectors, and finally Woodworking in America. So rather than … Continue reading

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My first chair

This past August I started working with my friend Jim Crammond building a Windsor chair. Jim is a hobbyist woodworker who happens to enjoy making Windsors. He also teaches classes at Tillers International in Scotts, MI on how to make … Continue reading

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Just a lock to go

With the exception of putting on the lock, I am done. Since I painted the chest, I built the last two trays, and installed the pulls, chain, and casters. It took me longer than I had hoped but I am … Continue reading

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Some paint

This weekend I took my full size tool chest and small chest down to my friends house for paint. I decided on Original Milk Paint’s soldier blue over barn red for my full size chest. The smaller one I just … Continue reading

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Coming together

Well, haven’t had much time for woodworking lately. I’ve been busy with work which is a mixed blessing. More money in the bank but less time at home. Fortunately I was able to get some time this long weekend and … Continue reading

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It’s about time….

Today Megan Fitzpatrick announced that Popular Woodworking is going to be releasing the Woodwright’s Shop on DVD. This totally made my day. In my own little world of woodworking, I haven’t had much time lately to work on my … Continue reading

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