Just this weekend I learned several new things about woodworking. It’s been a blessing for this old dog to learn new tricks. I don’t have anyone here to give me hands on lessons, so I’m counting on my new friends here at LJ.
I bet you would like to know what I learned. Glad you asked, now laugh if you want, because I like making people smile.
#1 I learned that my circular saw doesn’t make 90 degree cuts, because it was off by about 10 degrees. I figured that of I took my square and made the adjustment (and didn’t trust the stupid markings on the saw) I actually got a true 90 degree cut every time! I’m happier than a fat bull frog in a pond full of insects!
#2 While sanding off the top I put on my new workbench I noticed the sandpaper kept getting caught on something and ripping. I learned that when you use flat head screws it’s a good idea to counter sink them and then plug or putty the holes. I redid all the screws and I now have a smooooooooth work bench.
#3 I learned that when squaring a door frame on saw horses they move even after clamping tightly. But if you tack a couple of scrapes across the two saw horses, they don’t move.
You ask me how I feel after a weekend of learning by my mistakes? I feel finer than a frog hair split three ways! Thanks for asking.
Woodworking is helping me exercise my brain!
-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!