|Project by ToddE||posted 05-15-2010 04:23 PM||5257 views||9 times favorited||8 comments|
How’s everyone been? I have been away at training at Fort Indiantown Gap since January 5th and I haven’t touched anything in my shop in months….killing me. Hope all of you guys have been doing well. I haven’t been able to get on my wood sites for ever either.
Anywho, I had to wait a couple weeks after I got home to get into the shop because I had the heat turned off all winter because I wasn’t home. I had two deck jobs I had to do in NY real quick as soon as I got back so I did them first. The sun came out and I ran out in the shop the first chance I got, with a jacket on still, pulled out a bunch of cherry to plane down for a book cabinet and I thought you know what, before I start on any projects I wanted to do I was going to build that table saw fence I have always wanted.
I always wanted a”B($^&%^&%#” fence, but I can’t see spending that much money on a fence when I thought I could just build my own. So, before I left for training I ordered all the steel to make one and it only cost me $82.00! I got the ol’ welder out and started to get to work. I only had enough time to get the fence itself built and a coat of paint on. Would you believe it my job wanted me back to work. So, I am back to work and I don’t get a day off for a while. That stinks when you have to have a real job instead of a job you love. But that will come soon enough.
I will let you guys all know how it turns out. And of course I will take pictures along the way if you are interested in looking at them. Can’t wait to get the fence done, installed and get cutting again. I tell you, I realized how much I really enjoy this craft when I was out in the middle of nowhere doing nothing but class work for 10 hours a day, six days a week and no saws! Pretty insane. But I get to come back to the family I love and the skills and abilities I thank God for every day that I get to use and enjoy.
-- Allegheny Woodshop