Last edited by Steve Clardy; 08-06-2008 at 05:49 PM.
Finished up the adirondack chairs and delivered them today. Getting ready to start installing a fence this week!
busy emptying my wallet today. I pulled the trigger on a wwII, plus I picked up a pair of new bat-trees for my 'new' (last year) 18v ryobi kit, needed to use the recip saw, but the old batteries wouldn't hold a charge. New ones work great tho!
rained out on the shop this weekend, looks like the bet is lost, unless I play hooky from work some afternoon this week.
I couldn't adjust the tool rest on my lathe to be lower than the centre-line of the workpiece (it's the wrong rest), so I've Stu'd one together from scrap steel with the MIG welder and tomorrow at work I'll smooth it, straighten the top (they warp a bit when you weld) and polish up nice and smooth. This one will adjust from about 1" below to 1" above the centre line. Pictures to follow
NOTE :: please notice my stealthy yet smooth introduction of a new verb into the FWW dictionary.
Stu, Stu'd, Stu'ing : a verb, indicating an action, not just any action, but a specific action, that action being the fabrication of of items necessary to the efficient functioning of a woodworking shop. Said items to be (example of verb use) "Stu'd" together from miscellaneous parts found lying around the shop when the need for the item arose .
Recovering from Saturday drinking festivities and Sunday 18 holes. Have a great week!
A little bit of yard work. Then lunch and it is time for the Little League World Championship game. Now time for dinner and Sunday night football. It's been a tough day.
I spent most of the day helping the wife, drug half the house out on the front porch, scrubbed the carpets, tossed the love seat and sofa on the burn pile. 1/4 of the stuff is still on the porch Get to go tomorrow and pick up some furniture, somehow my money got spent on it
Moved my 80gallon 5hp IR Compressor from my old house to my new house.
I've gotten pretty good at moving heavy things made of out steel using my F350 lately.
I've moved my 14" bandsaw, my G1023 cabinet saw, a 1000# gun safe, and this big durn compressor.
It's all about mechanical advantage and doing it slowly.....
All I've got left is a cheesy upright piano. I've spent too much time learning how to tune the darn thing to leave it where it is!!!
Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
"A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash
Well I had a semi-productive day.....
Got up and made some breakfast for the family and then loafed around and watched a movie. Then I decided that I needed to get at least something done. So I got out the paper towels and Windex and got to work. I washed every window in the house inside and out. (Good brownie points because I wasn't asked to ) Then I got out and spent a couple hours cutting the grass. Then I gave the truck a GOOD thorough washing.
Well I felt pretty good about getting something accomplished today but at this point I'm still a little worried. While cutting the grass this afternoon I noticed an ambulance coming down the street with it's lights on. It wasn't moving very fast but went by and I wondered where it was going. We have several elderly couples further down the street and I thought maybe it would go that way but when it got to the stop sign it turned the other direction. Then my son came out into the yard and flagged me down. I shut the tractor off and he said that the ambulance had stopped in front of his friends house a couple houses away so I went over to the driveway and looked over that way. I saw a fire truck, two EMT vehicles and a sheriff's car out in front of the house across the street from his buddy. This is where a very nice older gentleman lives alone with his dog. As I got closer I saw several other neighbors standing in his driveway so I headed over to see what happened. Apparently he was out in the back mowing his yard and we think he had a heart attack. Two kids were playing in their back yard and they said that they saw him fall down so they went in and called 911 when he didn't get right back up. I haven't gotten any word as to his condition but he was apparently unconscious when they took him away. His next door neighbor is a nurse I think and she said that it didn't look good. I don't know him very well except for the fact that I see him often when he's out walking his dog and he usually stops and we'll chat for a few minutes. It's still tough when something like this happens though. I'm hoping that he pulls through. Please keep Ray in your prayers.
Take care all
"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"