Well, my chemo is starting to kick me in places I didn’t know I had. I went two days without making any saw dust and that was worse than the side effects of the drugs. Yesterday I couldn’t stand it any longer so I went out to my cave and used my router table for the first time. I made a coat rack for inside the back door where coats usually end up on the sofa. It seemed like a good excuse to do some woodworking to me, even if my wife was yelling at me for not being in bed. It didn’t come out too bad either.
So today I decided I’ve got these 1.5×1.5×36 pieces of red oak and poplar just sitting there doing nothing. So, following the instructions I got from The Wood Whisperer's Video on end grain cutting boards, I snuck out to my cave. I put pillows under the covers and actually fooled my wife until she heard the table saw. Anyone know how to make a table saw quite? I managed to hold her at bay until I finished my first glue up. This is where the nerve racking part comes in. Did I clamp it tight enough? Too tight? Enough glue? Too much glue? Will it hold tight when I make my second cuts or fall apart? And worst of all I HAVE TO WAIT 24 HRS TO FIND OUT?!
Well, I wanted something to get my mind off of the cancer and I found it. I don’t know if I’ll sleep tonight or just go out to the cave and watch the glue dry. ;)
Woodworking is good medicine!
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