After running errands this morning I had a couple hours of shop time coming, here is how it went. To say I am easily distracted sometimes is a mild understatement.
I decide to build a place to hang spray bottles (cleaners, water, etc.) so I spy a piece of spare conduit from which I hacksaw a piece about 18” long. Pull a piece of 50+ year old Douglas fir from the scrap bucket and take it to the bandsaw. Hmmm, this bandsaw is rattling a bit, let me take a look. Thirty minutes later I’ve done a minor tune up on the bandsaw. I return to the D.fir. Wonder if my table saw miter gauge will fit this band saw, well it fits but is so tight it barely slides. Fifteen minutes later I’m done waxing the table and miter slot and the miter gauge is still too tight. Back to the scrap bucket where I find a piece of plastic just the right width for a runner so I look around for a piece of plywood. I realize I’ve gotten off track and return to work on the bottle hanger. I use the miter gauge anyway and finish the bottle hanger. To install it I move the drill press, then I have to sweep, then I start wondering about rearranging the shop and after about ten minutes of mentally rearranging the machines I spend 2 minutes to install the hanger. Grand total: 3 hrs for a 20 minute project.
After dinner I whipped together a small parts sled for the bandsaw. This saw is on indefinite loan, meaning the guy doesn’t want it and doesn’t want to sell it because it belonged to his dad, so I get indefinite use of it until he wants it back (which will probably be a long time as he has a shop full of nice new machines). The fence is a lie, it’s just sitting there for effect. Tomorrow I’ll affix a proper fence.