By last night i was ready to post all my tools on kijji and craigslist and call it a day.
I dunno but the more i try the harder it gets to become organized.
I am trying like crazy to get a bed done for my youngest son to "leave home" with. Its kinda like my farewell gift, sorta in the sense of "here son a good bed to sleep on is all you need, you can eat on the floor if you have to." He is moving into a house for the balance of University and my hope is from there is to some other house or apartment of his own.
So got the good lumber i want to use.
Then decided had to get the jointer blades sharpened up before milling this lumber. Got the blades out cleaned up and sharpened using Glenns suggestion.
Now come to put them back and figure one of my friends gave me a fancy set of blade setting devices he used when he was in the trade of repairing machines at all the woodworking facilities in Toronto region. Fancy set of German gadgets. Well i hunted high and low. I tore the whole place apart. Emptied every single draw and tote and box. 7pm last night i find them on a bench in the garage that was covered in clutter due to lack of storage space.
Ok clean them up and prepare to use them. Instructions in German. Find them online no instructions but figure out how they supposed to be used.
Ok hit the shop with what Grizzly says as instructions from the manual i have and that is 1/16" blade height. Cool, get these things set up for that and ready to start on jointer. Then the fine print hits me as i ponder how these gadgets are going to straddle the jointer head. These devices work on jointer heads with a diameter of 80 to 135 mm. So that killed that buzz. Back in box. Now they are an ebay item. Will give them back to friend to sell.
So I am now back at square one trying to find the setup gadget that Grizzly supplied when i bought the jointer. In my search yesterday i was looking for both just in case.
The good news is in the process i did get to fix a cheapo staple gun that was almost going in the trash yesterday and I took the advice i got a while back to sort my tools and cull a bunch of stuff from the over crowded draws. So a little cleanup has happened.
But man this aging memory thing is driving me crazy. Its all good and well if one is retired and can get to the shop for a few days in succession but stop go woodworking is not fun i have concluded.
Neither is starting a new project when the prior one is not finished. I know better from my business experience but when it comes to hobby i loose my brain.
So with a positive attitude (although it may not seem like it ) I shall endeavor to find that set up jig today, failing which the lumber is going to be bundle into the car and taken to a local mill and dressed for me and then i shall return to get the monkey (Linda son and co.) off my back.
Of course when you have family expecting a project with a deadline, they quick to forget all the other things you do and the car repairs that have just been completed etc, never mind work.