I glued up the back fence. I used an old B&D Workmate to do much of the clamping, but it didn’t allow me to sit the fence on a flat surface. The result was not optimum. Tried a little planing and sanding. Nope.
I went out and bought a bunch of miscellaneous clamps, long overdue. I now have about 1/10th of the clamps I will probably need…..(-: .........remembering you never have enough clamps. So cut some new pieces…..the back fence is only 3 inches high…..and this time I can see the glue up will be better, but not perfect.
So I have got to do it…......open the package on my bench top jointer. Now understand, I bought the jointer and planer at closeout prices, you know, Delta cheap stuff. About 4 or 5 months ago. The planer still in the box, the jointer freshly out today. These are not going to be my final planer and jointer. I suspect within a year or two I will replace them and pass them on to my son-in-law. He doesn’t know he needs them, yet…..(-:
I plan to use them to build up the shop and make it much more efficient in terms of space, and then I will be able to fit in a better jointer and planer, if that is necessary.
So I am going to practice with the jointer on the first fence, and then move to the better fence. Amazed I did as much as I did today. Finally quit working in the shop about 1730hrs, I normally take Wednesday afternoons off, but today work ended at 1400hrs. So I spent a few hours in the shop, mostly preparing for the weekend.
Now I am relaxing…....Sherie is out teaching a knitting class so I have to make dinner for myself…......not sure what that will be. Kermit and I are listening to Jim Croce as I type.
So the weekend will get me using the jointer, and I should get the sled to a functional status, probably without its miter arms. We’ll see what happens…....not too compulsive with hobbies….....don’t need it…that is the name of my game with work….....no room for error. Hobbies…......have to be more relaxed….......no deadlines…..no compusions. Right. Never happen with me….........(-:
.........so later…......off to make dinner.
-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska