I have been busy in the shop this weekend, and during the week for that matter. Made a workshop antic (defined as making something to prove you could do it when it would be smarter to buy it) which is a panel handler, best describe as a bicyclic trolley. Hmmmmmmmm, that should probably be copyrighted. Also have started on my sled. You know, the HisAndHersDoubleSurfboard size thing I have illustrated before in Sketchup.
Sherie is out doing some quilting thing tonight, and Kermit and I (Kermit is a Mitred Conure, the biggest, and loudest of the Conures) are sitting here typing the blog, listening to Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume 1, 1976. Best remembered by me from the mid 80’s as we drove to our ski chalet at Girdwood. My son was into skiing in high school, he is now 40!...yikes…...and we would always be out there for the winter weekends. We sold that chalet a while after he went off to college. So the main speakers from the Chalet audio system are the main speakers for my office…....what I am listening to now. Some excellent old ADC towers. Made the sales person drag them out of the back room, to hear them, they were well reviewed, and they are still great speakers. Got a surround sound system here in the office…...all cast offs, but great sound. Neat old memories. Now I am just playing it off of iTunes, the contents of my iPod.
A caveat, that sounds very romantic and fuzzy I know, but Kermit, who can rev up sound sufficient to burst eardrums is sitting on my shoulder and singing along, in his mostly monotone voice….. but boy does he have rhythm. His favorite is Aretha Franklin.
Have the small front fence for my super sled glueing up, and also part of my panel trolley. I am too lazy to haul out a 4×8 foot piece of MDF and cut it up tonight. It will be attached to 2 pieces of 3/4” ply to form the back fence. The MDF is for perfect flatness, and adds a little thickness so that I can put in four bolts and have an adjustable fence. And my trolley, which I have already tried, will easily move it from the garage over to the project tables (which double as saw horses, another reason to have them) to be sawed with the circular saw into bite size pieces.
Got into the adjustable fence thing after perusing my FWW DVD (covers the last 35 years). It is slowly becoming a force in my woodworking, you just have to remember to use it. Guess I ought to do a review on it.
So tomorrow will get up and cut up some MDF and glue up the main back fence. And then put the plunge part of my new Bosch router into action, leave the fixed base on the table. Really impressed with the Bosch, the above table bit change and above table height adjustment are awesome, even in my old cheapo table.
I am glad I finally found some good plywood in my stack, thought I ought to be using up the stuff I already had.
Well time to go off to make dinner, now listening to Linda Ronstadt’s Greatest Hits Volume 2.
Saturday night music…......
-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska