So I’m new to the woodworking thing. I have been for about 2 years now. In 2 years I should be really experienced. It’s just I rarely seem to find time to make anything. Between “family time”, the Broncos, golf, and work, I have a hard time getting myself in the shop.
Take yesterday for example. I’m off for MLK day. So I:
- Watched my daughter until my wife got up at 11:00
- Replaced the kitchen faucet
- Bagged up the two christmas trees
- Got my propane heater I got for christmas running
- Put all the christmas decorations in the crawl space
- Straightened up the garage
- Made my first push stick.
- Worked on my box joint jig
So come 4:30 I’m actually able to start woodworking. Figured I needed a push stick so I put my new bandsaw to use. After that I got back to my box joint jig. Needed that push stick so I could rip 3 strips of oak on the table saw. Ran them across the jointer and all 3 are 23/64” thick according to my digital calipers I got for christmas.
One runner I cut in half and glued both pieces it to my sled base. The other 2 runners are for my crosscut sled I’m planning to start soon.
Here are a couple pictures. One of my heater and the little bit I got done yesterday on my box joint jig before I glued on the runners.
-- In this world there's two kinds of people my friend. Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.