Yesterday I worked a solid 12 hours and felt great. Today I worked about 4 and felt like dying.
While I was reclaiming the wood from a set of queen size box springs I got a call from my doctors office and he informed me that I have type 2 diabetes. I’ve suspected for a while that was the case just based on my whacked out energy levels. One root beer with a fish sandwich was enough to wipe me out today. So it looks like I need to start eating right if I want to last all day.
I’m trying to go into business making some rather unique outdoor furniture. I’ve spoken with some tree cutters who will gladly give and deliver hardwood logs to my back yard. I want to make some log benches and Adirondack chairs and sell them. I also want to make some artistic bowls from oak trunk ring cut wood. Formal furniture is a dime a dozen no matter which style you make, but if asked I can work on some for special orders. I think I pretty much have everything I need to do the work except a couple good chainsaws. I need a 20 inch and a small 12 inch for decorative parts. I also need a better TS. Mine cuts great, but I need a cast iron table to protect the wood better than my Ryobi does. It’s a contractors saw so it’s not for finer woods.
The object is to combine art and woodworking.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.