Well, I knew it was going to happen and this weekend it did. I’ve been restricted from using all power tools (except the bandsaw) and most of the hand tools including my chisels and planes! No turning, sawing, planing for a while and I’m not happy about not being able to work.
I suppose the saying every cloud has a silver lining (though silver is not worth much now) is valid though. I just have to believe it anyway since I don’t know when I’ll be able to do something again. How could this have possibly happened you’re saying, if you’ve read this far without skipping to the end??
It’s all because of this little guy
who’s now 2 1/2 years old.
See, he was at his grandad’s house for 3 weeks and wife was away with her sister so I finally had some freedom to do some work. Now they’ve both returned and while on occassion I’d be concerned my wife would get hurt on something, at least she’s aware enough to know that she doesn’t know anything about the machines so she stays away. He, on the other hand, is not so he’ll walk right up to whatever is running and want to touch and explore it. That’s fine when he’s playing with my drill (without a bit) but not when I have a sharpened chisel on 2000RPM spinning wood on the lathe or table saw blade running full speed. (at least the bandsaw is too high for him but still I don’t want him breathing dust so it’s off limits for the foreseeable future also.
Ahh the things we give up for those we love. As I’ve told my wife if she doesn’t like it or thinks it’s a silly waste of my time then she’s free to do what she wants even if it’s leaving. He on the other hand LOVES it which makes it all the more difficult to keep him away.
So….for the time being I’m relegated to living vicariously through other LJ’s works which is ok considering it’s so much more advanced and beautiful than whatever I make. Just when you start that wood spinning or are planing wood, routing edges, whatever, think of us poor unfortunate souls who can’t touch their machines for the sake of their little boy’s safety (and girl’s too if it applies).
-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."