Here’s my first LJ blog…
I got my new (to me) Craftsman 221240 table saw last weekend. It was kind of a surprise to get it – a friend of mine wanted to get rid of it, at a very reasonable price, due to a divorce. I just couldn’t pass it up so 2 weekends ago I went to look at it, last weekend it was delivered.
I hadn’t been planning to buy any more gear, so since last weekend I haven’t had any expectations of more gear. Nor did I expect to buy much of anything this weekend, including wood. I planned to try to work on the few projects I’ve got started and hopefully finish them.
To be honest, it was kind of depressing! It seemed weird NOT to be buying something. I think that lately I’ve been satisfying my beginners interest in woodworking by purchasing things instead of actually building things and I was afraid I might actually have to try using my tools!
Then my wife came to my rescue! Last night she showed me a wood saddle caddy that she wants me to make! Woo hoo! I will get to buy wood this weekend after all!
The versions she showed me were made out of various material, including oak. I think we’ll stick with less expensive wood – mainly because she’ll actually be using this to tote her saddle and other goodies around on. It’s not going to be a piece of furniture that sits inside the house.
I’m looking forward to designing and building this project. I think I’m just better suited for less fancy or technical projects. And, it’ll be immediately useful to someone.
I’ll post pictures of the project as it gets underway.
-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ