This past week and weekend has been quite interesting ;)
After going up and getting more lumber for a customers chairs I wound up getting killed on production time again :( , That is until a good friend told me about the mistake I was making and revamped my template system
After figuring out time involved of marking, cutting and sanding individual pieces we decided to make a minor change in the template we located where the screws were to go and then we drilled 1/8” holes in the locations on the template.
The new method is eyeball the location nail template in place mitersaw rough length then using a following pin attached to the bandsaw set to cut flush with the template, finish cutting, all there is left to do is finish sand and install the pieces, no mismatching screws, or errors due to nail holes locating screw positions time saved 2 min 45,seconds now it takes me less than a minute to cut out each part :)
And after adding three Adirondack chairs to my shop I quickly realized that I must use the shed behind my shop for lumber storage and to assemble and store chairs
Now onto night woodworking :)
Have you ever been up at three in the morning, nothing to do and a warm glass of milk and Lumberjocks will not Suffice ?
I get home from work at 2:30 in the morning unfortunately firing up any power tools is strictly a no no so I devised a list of things I do At that time in the morning that is safe, doesn’t annoy the neighbors or your spouse, or cost you very much to do , but can be a time-saver to you during your regular time.
Glue ups – This usually might be the best time to do these due to the fact no ringing phones, no people up to interrupt you during the process or not being pressed for time with an appointment :)
*Sharpening tools- Have you ever hated to sharpen tools during a middle of a project? well by using up-time at night you could use your water stone or for you Tormek fans your Tormek sharpener.
Sorting hardware- Gotten new screws or replenished your supply ? now is a great time to put things away also!
Hand tools- need I say more :)
All of the above is some of the things I can do to relax along with increasing shop productivity during regular times, I sometimes assemble Adirondacks also, (BE FOREWARNED) do not try this if you have neighbors that are close by or light sleepers as I don’t have this problem my neighbors are least 50- 75 feet away and have central air!
One last tool I forgot to mention but use caution with it is the scrollsaw I know this tool shouldn’t annoy anybody as long as it’s a quiet one!
I am interested in hearing how my fellow late-night Lumberjocks work in their shops without disturbing the peace!!!
I hope you enjoyed this blog
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