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Jeffrey Boyark
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Lover of all things history. Avid student of historic arts and trades. I am most at home with my family, surrounded by books in my den or tinkering in my shop on various historic wood or sheet metal projects.
Lover of all things history. Avid student of historic arts and trades. I am most at home with my family, surrounded by books in my den or tinkering in my shop on various historic wood or sheet metal projects.

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Welcome
Welcome to my workshop.  While I have no way of anticipating the kind of readership this blog will achieve, I hope that over time, I will be able to present posts on a wide range of topics that will appeal to several different niches.  It will most likely i...
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Welcome
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 A very long weekend of demolishing the old ceiling and sheet rocking.  I'm ready for next weekend now.
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Woodworking is a Gateway Drug
I always thought (naively, I am beginning to suspect) that as a woodworker, I would while away my free hours making wood shavings and dust. And also, sweeping up said byproducts.  As I began the transition into hand tool woodworking, I quickly realized the ...

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Gratitude
Another year has come and gone, punctuated by another birthday.  One of the many highlights of the day was the gifts that I received from my loved ones. One that made me laugh was a fantastic t-shirt from my wife and children. Am I really that bad? I was al...

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A Time for Reflection
Today, I turn 40 years old.  There, I said it. All kidding aside, numbers don't bother me as far as age goes.  But birthdays are a time of reflection for me, especially the ones that end in zeroes.  It's another year in the books so to say, and another year...

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The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Six months after her surgery and a grueling therapy schedule, my wife has returned to work at a new job closer to our home.  She is loving the work, but it is a change for both of us.  Yesterday began week three and little by little, we are acclimating ours...

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A much needed diversion.
This post will be a first for me.  Rather than begging the readers' pardon for a lack of posts based upon a lack of shop time , I will now note that I have actually been able to spend a great deal of time in the shop working on numerous small projects and e...
A much needed diversion.
A much needed diversion.
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Necessity is the mother of invention (learning something new)
I had mentioned last week that a new project had moved to the front of the line.  Last night, after I finished up some work on another project, I got started. Add caption I hesitate to call this chair an antique, well-used would probably be a better descrip...

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While my shop time has been limited, and several projects lay languishing on my bench, I have found some time to be a be a seat of the pants woodworker.  I've been keeping up with all of my regular blog reading.  One thing that has become obvious from that,...
The Newport Mechanick
The Newport Mechanick
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So busy doing nothing, I haven't had time do anything at all
While the title is more than a little bit of an overstatement, it seems like the time that I have in the shop has been diffused into small projects too numerous to mention.  Many of the projects have been either underwhelming, not very much fun, or covered ...
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