|Project by BarryW||posted 07-02-2009 06:49 AM||5276 views||15 times favorited||18 comments|
Today has been a very busy day. I’m been quite depressed recently and in the last several days decided to get into the shop. Needless to say the work has done me some good emotionally. Yeah, those of you who read me know I’ve cared for my mom for the last five and half years. Now she’s in a nursing home after a bad fall that opened up her knee pretty badly. So she was in the hospital a week and now in a nursing home for the last 3 weeks plus. But I’ve been depressed and finally getting out of my funk…and taking a vacation after five plus years of taking care of her.
The last time I posted pictures of my resaw jig I never came back to explain the problems I had with it. The holes I made in the end posts were too large for the pipe and I couldn’t steady the log section properly. So I drilled a new set of holes on a new board and glued it to the end posts…but I had to widen the hole just a touch by sanding. Then I remembered how I needed to steady the log….so I glued rough sandpaper on one end and made a little multi-cleat holder with screws and some elm I had. So now the log is completely steady and I’m peeling off some nice wood from the log….oh, I was told the wood was linden…a nice yellow wood…from a tree that fell several years ago…and I was LUCKY enough to pick up a bunch of it. See my other projects and view the linden in the back of my trailer.
So now, I’m cutting the wood and resawing from the logs and flitches I have…linden, apple, cedar, maple and elm…that I’ve collected for the last five years. Sure, it’s taken a long time just to make some moves here, but the wood is mostly dry and everything is working. Everything is ready now…and I’ve reached a goal…and as we all know: success is the gradual realization of a worthy goal.
Ah, other things in the shop…replaced the motor on my 1930’s vintage scroll saw with one I had from a used lathe I bought at a garage sale. Have you priced electric motors these days? Whooooeeeee.
-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.