Just when I thought I was in the clear from this cold, it seems to have reared its ugly head again. Yesterday. around mid afternoon, I began to get pain in my head. It felt like it was in my sinuses, but I barely felt stuffy. By 9pm, I needed to take some medicine for it because it was really getting to me and not subsiding. I awoke in the middle of the night, again stuffed to the point where I couldn’t breath and had to take another dose. This morning my nose is clear, but I still have the pain on the one side of my head and behind my eye, so I am not out of the woods yet.
So much for the medical report. :(
I apologize for whining about it here, but it has really kind of debilitated me to a point. Here I was all excited about things and I am finding it very hard to concentrate with this stupid head pain. I did manage to get one of the three drawings done that I wanted to yesterday and hopefully I will feel better later on to cut them out and try out my new saw. As always, I am optimistic that will be the case. :)
The two subsequent drawings are merely variations of the first, so the ground work has been laid and those two should be easy and I should be able to accomplish them. I feel good being well on my way to getting some good work under my belt.
I was asked by William in yesterdays comments to document the different features of the new saw, and I think that is a great idea. I have my camera all charged up and ready to go and I promise that I will have many pictures of it so that I can highlight the differences and improvements over the DW788 (my old DeWalt saw.) I will not be able to do a true side by side comparison, as I needed to immediately move the old saw out to make room for the new one. However, I think i still have enough pictures to show the major differences between the two. It should work out fine.
In other news, I awoke this morning to a wonderful message from my friend here Erwin. He had his eight year old grand daughter over for a visit and did a wonderful blog about their experiences with him teaching her how to scroll saw. You can read about it here:
There is something about teaching others what we do and sharing our love of woodworking and creating that really makes it worth while to me. I know I felt it when I was teaching again for the first time in years. Although I do consider my patterns a form of teaching, there is nothing like experiencing the instant gratification of seeing the look in someone’s eyes of accomplishment.
I think we are all teachers here on Lumberjocks. Whether we realize it or not, we are sharing our knowledge and experiences with our fellow woodworkers and craftspeople and making them better at what they do. I feel that sites like this are social networking at its finest, developing friendships and sharing knowledge and helping each other. Be it the hobbyist or the seasoned professional, there is always something to learn here. As we regulars realize, this is a wonderful and positive part of our lives.
So with that said, I will get to work and start breaking in the saw. I so look forward to this part of my work, and I can’t wait to let you know what I think of it.
I hope you all have a great productive Sunday, doing the things you love to do.
“Teachers who educate children deserve more honor than parents who merely gave birth; for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life” – Aristotle
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"