Things that slow me down. #4: Thanks for the support

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Blog entry by Natalie posted 03-01-2013 06:09 AM 1299 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Back in the shop, but not for long. Part 4 of Things that slow me down. series Part 5: Over that hurdle and on the downward slide. »

Thanks all, I am gearing up for the next surgery (Tues Mar 5th). The gearing up will include some time spent in the shop this weekend, as I am cleared for physical activity until after the surgery. I am also doing the usual house cleaning, catching up on paper work, grocery shopping and having my 3 year old grandson for a sleepover. I’m getting good at this now with this being my 5th surgery since Sept 12.

In the shop, I have been working on some shelves to go in between the brackets that are holding up my wood storage shelves. I’ve cut all the pieces so far and cut the dados for the sliding doors. (BTW No matter how many times I am told, I can not remember which is a dado and which is a rabbet. Maybe they should be called a groove with 2 sides and a groove with one side. The thing I’m talking about is a groove with 2 sides.)

By the end of the weekend I’m going to gather up what I have done so far, and will post a few pics here. No big deal really, but I’ll post a bit about using my new Saw Stop for the first time and some of the things I am finding in my stores, and the ideas and thought processes I am rediscovering after a 10 year hiatus from woodworking.

For those of you weekend warriors, have fun and looking forward to seeing your projects!

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#1 posted 03-01-2013 06:22 AM

I wish you well and hope for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery BTW a dado is a groove that goes across the grain,a groove runs with the grain and a rabbit is a groove with just one side shaped like a “L” not a “U” like a groove when looking at the end grain.

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#2 posted 03-01-2013 06:58 AM

Thanks for your well wishes.

Really? It’s even more confusing than I thought! I keep your explanation in my favorites in case I need to sound smart. If I ever have to teach woodworking, I guess it would help for someone else to know what I’m talking about.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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Jim Rowe

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#3 posted 03-01-2013 12:08 PM

I hope that your hospital stay is brief and successful. Hopefully you will soon be back in your shop creating more dust and shavings!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 03-01-2013 12:20 PM

I thought a Dado was a beatnik’s father, a rabbet was a small furry animal, and everything is always GROOVY :-)

Good wishes on a speedy recovery.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 01:08 PM

Wishin you a speedy recovery. Hope all goes well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 03-01-2013 01:55 PM

Praying for successful surgery and quick healing in the name of Jesus!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 03-02-2013 02:51 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery/return to the shop. Its rails and stiles that I can’t keep straight. Where do we get these wierd terms? Tenons, reveals, and on and on…..

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 03-02-2013 03:33 AM

Our prayers are with you, no matter the outcome.

While you are recuperating we can take your mind off your troubles by filling your head with other wood working terms that no longer make sense.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Ron Harper

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#9 posted 03-02-2013 04:36 AM

Prayers for the best possible outcome.

-- Ron in Kokomo

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