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A journey into the workshop. #81: It's been a busy Saturday...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 05-08-2011 03:29 AM 796 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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After having discarded pretty much every last bit of bad wood from my old siding tear out, picking up the bent nails etc… I looked around my shop and realized it is a disaster area. So clean up was in order!

I managed to sleep in a bit today, which was a real blessing as I have been running myself ragged for far too long. I dragged myself up and out by around 10:00 A.M. and for the first time in a very long time, felt fully rested and ready to hit my day with all I had…

I went ahead and finished the clean up which consisted of stashing trash bags in the lawn and garden rack, putting my tackle box and painting supplies box up where they belong…

Looking at my scrap box, my drill press, and my router bit / drill press holder, I realized I hated the way it was all working, put less than 5 minutes of thought into it, and cobbled together a holder for all my un cased drill press accessories. You can read about it, and see pics HERE

I fired up the compressor, drug the hose to the driveway, and aired up the tires on BILs car. Need to keep an eye on that, might have to go to Discount and get those things patched…

After stowing all my goodies where they belong, I did some lawn work, I know not shop related, but needed to be done…

Followed that up by ripping an 8’piece f 3/8” thick stock from a 2×6 (I have a few of those I am trying to use the material up, free up my storage for better lumber and all…) This will make part of the trim for the door in the main bathroom. I need to rip it now to 1” wide and deep the rounded over edge on the one side, then I can cut the miter, and overall length…

Ripping the very thin stock required that I kept my guard off of my saw. Needless to say, that is NOT my favorite thing to do… Not only does that expose the spinny thing with all those carbide teeth, but it means my overhead dust collection is useless. I guess this is one of those times an overarm would be nice…

In the middle of all of that, since it is the weekend, I got to cook, this time was simple, open faced roast beef sandwiches on toasted French bread with gravy and vegetables.

I am now totally done with my tasks for the day as I just don’t want to mess with it any more. Monday is another day, and I am sure I can get more of this done after work…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 05-08-2011 04:25 PM

Hey, you sound like a busy man. Understand about organizing tools, built a little tool holder while I was in La Conner, and hopefully it will come up on a blog today. So got a bunch to do myself, got to get the winter tires off of my car today as a have to project…............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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