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Blog entry by handsawgeek posted 08-14-2017 01:39 PM 387 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The handsawgeek household received some pretty darn good news this past week.

Our ‘Awesome Gram’parents’ odyssey is about to continue with a new addition to the family due next Spring!

Naturally, this revelation set my mind in motion to begin thinking about starting some new toy builds.

Why am I starting so early? Simple. Nowadays, it takes me so long to get in gear and get on with woodworking projects, I had better start now so I can get things finished at least before the kid graduates high school!

Yesterday, I trekked down the stairs to the basement annex and hung around in the shop for awhile.
This was one of those ‘sit and look around’ sessions where I didn’t pick up any tools or perform any work.

I just looked around at the myriad half-finished woodworking projects and tool refurbs scattered around the shop, awaiting completion. And that’s not to mention the additional 10 or so model rocket builds in various stages of construction and finishing.

I have to do this once in awhile just to get my bearings, jot down some notes, and formulate a plan to get back on track.

So, the plan is to try and knock out all or most of these projects by the end of the year, and start afresh in January with the new stuff.

We’ll just see how well that works out.

Stay tuned for more exciting handsawgeek posts…..

Cheers!

-- Ed



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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 08-14-2017 01:59 PM

Congrats on the upcoming addition! Don’t procrastinate too long … they tend to outgrown things rather quickly.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 08-15-2017 12:29 PM

Congratulations, Ed! What’s first on the list? Goals are easier to reach if they are more specific. Time to get busy!

-- God bless, Candy

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handsawgeek

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#3 posted 08-15-2017 01:44 PM

I’ve got some plans for a really cool looking rocking horse made from maple and cherry that was published in an issue of Wood magazine back in the 90s. The accompanying article is very power-tool-centric, but this build will be done the Neanderthal way, of course.

-- Ed

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