Ever Had One Of Those Days!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Blog entry by GaryD posted 10-03-2011 01:30 AM 1629 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

O.k. Weather is finally cooperating so that I can get back in the shop. All th family matters are taken care of, in other words, I have time to go to the shop and build some picture frames for a co-worker. Okay, not a really big project, but time in the shop is great anytime you can get it. Okay so go out there and get the wood ready, get my measurements, ahh the sound of the table saw running. Start trimming the tongue and groove off the wood and then was going to spit the wood into two pieces for each side of the frame. Everything is going good then I realize the motor is running on the saw but the blade is slowing down. Oh man, what gives, well long story short, lost the drive belt on the saw. Okay, Plan B. I got a brand new 14” band saw for my birthday in April, so I turn that on, and wow nothing is turning. I rtealize the guys at the tool store when they put this together, they had the wheels to tight. Okay fine, minor adjustment, fix this and am happily cutting again. Then all of a sudden, The motor is running but the blade is slowing down. The new belt has come off!!!!!!!!! I Give UP!!!!!!!!! This is not meant for me to do this today. Ever had one of those days!!!!!!!!!! Went to Walmart with my wife instead>>>>>>>>

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#1 posted 10-03-2011 01:56 AM

Trust me we all have those days.

As I get older…. I have learned that when this sort of thing occurs, it is best to shut everything down, go to the house, pour a nice drink, relax, get a good night sleep, and back at it next time. Hang in there.

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#2 posted 10-03-2011 02:13 AM

I’m with danr. We all have those days(sometimes more than one).

-- Life is good.

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#3 posted 10-03-2011 03:26 AM

danr,,, after I got back from the store with my wife that is what I did, had a drink and forgot about it till tomorrow.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#4 posted 10-03-2011 03:39 AM

good for you.

life is short….. enjoy it.

you WILL figure it out.

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#5 posted 10-03-2011 12:42 PM

My grandfather would say “The wood elves were keeping you out of the shop for a reason”. I asked him what that meant, he said they new something bad was going to happen and thwarted it. So, I always did what you did and walked away to create another day.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 10-03-2011 02:16 PM

i thought i invented those days :-)

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 05-14-2018 09:29 PM

Make your sawdust tomarrow…........thats all.

-- What this world needs is a little more sawdust on the floor.

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#8 posted 05-14-2018 10:08 PM

Went to Walmart with my wife

Are you crazy??

That would have been my excuse not to go.
Honey, I would love to, but I really need to stay here and get this fixed. lol

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