Well, I was finally able to get back into the shop to continue work on the crib. I now have one end panel ready for final sanding, with the other just needing to mill out the slats to be able to glue it up. It felt great to be back in the surrounding confines, but a little ackward. I share a shop with my dad at his house, and he is in the process of rearranging the 2-car garage (storage area) and the shop that’s attached. So it made things a little difficult at first, particularly finding tools and places on the workbench to work on. It also felt great to get in there and just unwind a little bit. After working 14 hours on Saturday, then having a full day today, it was a good de-stressing time.
I was also able to finish up the new mobile stand/base/table for my 13” planer. I had previously built the work table (6’ long x 2’ wide) and had it bolted to a couple saw horses. But with the planer, the table and the saw horses all together, it definitely was not a one man moveable operation. So using some 4×4’s and 2×4’s I built a mobile stand with outrigger feet to make it stationary when in place. I’ll get some pictures of it soon and post them. Hopefully the rain will hold out tomorrow so that I can get the planer outside to mill out the slats and continue (the baby’s only getting bigger).
So, until next time…happy sawdust makin’ y’all.
-- Rick - Spring, TX