This is an odds and ends post.
I finished cleaning out the garage today and now I have lots of room to set up shop. I can start building that table to augment my table saw and router.
I put the Ridgid R4512 together today, by myself. I had trouble right off the bat. The main motor and cast iron table were too heavy for me to lift out of the box. I had to disassemble the motor and take it out separately. This added about an hour to the job. But it’s together now. I just finished. Didn’t even plug it in because I’m so tired. Tomorrow is another day.
I emailed Charles Neil about my Adirondack chair project asking if he thought pressure treated wood could be stained. He got right back to me and I learned something. You can stain it as long as it’s not wet.
I’ve been so anxious to go to Metro Hardwoods since about Saturday night when a LJ buddy told me about them. I went today and it was a major disappointment. The staff is about as cheerful as a funeral party. They had some stuff I liked, but the wood price is outrageous. I got some oils. I asked one guy at the counter where the shellac was and he just pointed to the end row. The don’t have it in flakes, it’s premixed in quarts. I don’t buy premixed shellac, I mix what I need. They didn’t have denatured alcohol either. I did talk to another guy about a DC system, but I don’t need it to filter or collect particles. I just want to blow it outside, so I’m back on the do it yourself plan with DC. I see no reason to go back to that depressing place. I was happy to go, but it was a let down. Maybe the guys at Shutte will be more into it.
Americans have it so good, but they act like life is a struggle. These guys at Metro Hardwoods need to spend some time in another country. They’ll have a different attitude when they come back.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.