Yesterday I had a serious procedure done at the hospital, They went through an artery in my leg, up into my liver and blasted a bunch of tumors with undiluted chemo drugs. They also found many more smaller tumors so I get to have it done again in a few weeks. This is seriously going to cause me to rethink some of my projects for safety and just common sense.
The pergola is out for now, as is some fence work. I need to limit my standing by about 90%. So last night I was looking at some of my Buddies and one stood out (not that you’re not all standouts ;) , the BOXGUY!
He does such great work, includes tips and instructions and is a great guy! I sent him a message last night and asked if he would be available to tutor me when I have questions. I haven’t gotten a reply yet (it was 4 am when I sent it) but I already know his answer will be yes, of course. How do I know this with such certainty? He is the essence of what a Lumber Jock should be.
So, considering my newest limitations I have decided to concentrate on my box making skills. Most of the work can be done from a stool or chair. I’ve only made one box, but I was happy with it, as was my daughter who I gave it to.
My plan is to go through the scrap pile and and start planning. Make a spline jig and get my daughter working on a crosscut sled. I also think I’ll pick up some barn wood I saw the other day and some pallet wood available to me. Of course I will recruit my grandson to do the lifting. ;)
I can’t see wasting expensive wood while I’m working on the basics. I would also like to build a box joint jig, but I haven’t decided which plan to follow yet.
If any of you have any ideas or suggestions I’m ready to here them.
You all inspire me to do better with less and more often!
The last thing the doctor said was, “Now go home and take it easy for a few weeks.” Silly doc, he doesn’t know LJs!
-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!