I do woodworking in my garage. That is my shop. After SEVERAL years of trying, I have not been able to get my wife to park out front. She wants her car covered. But, that is the female mind at work and it is WAY beyond a mere mortal like me to understand. But when I am ready to make sawdust, I back it out and and so my thang.
While in the garage today, I noticed that I have acquired some fairly nice tools. I was thinking how lucky I was to have them and made the decision to stop what I was doing and preform the needed maintenance to each and every one. If I take care of my tools, they will last longer. SO,...I pulled out the air compressor and blew all of the old saw dust out of them, replaced dull blades, lubed pivot points, checked wiring for cracks and generally cleaned up the place.
I have always said, “one day I’ll have a really nice shop where I can have everything plugged in and I can do away with extension cords”. Well today I learned that that is not all it’s cracked up to be. I had my planer sitting on top of my table saw and the table saw blade was cranked down below the table top. I put my planer on top and plugged it in to another extension cord. Well, not paying attention to what I was doing and I turned on the table saw instead of the planer! Thank goodness, the blade was below the surface of the table top. That right there made me think that having every thing hooked up at once was not really a good idea with me not being use to it. I felt really stupid at what I just done.
Anyway, had a great day in the sawdust fields today!
-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX