Progress is progress, Kent! And that’s a cute apprentice you have helping you in the shop.
Thanks for the compliment. For the folks reading that are lucky enough to have missed the TBI experience, for all of their similarities, every TBI is different. Mine messed with my spatial reasoning, my visual processing, memory and processing speed. Since everything in there is interconnected, the manifestations are weird and varied. At one point, I could understand every word that I read but still not be able to recall the last sentence. I've also had to re-aim my eyes (prisms and therapy) and get my 3D vision back. Despite that, I went ice skating within a few months of my accident. I did most of this video with my eyes closed, so muscle memory made it possible.Kent I think you are making incredible progress. And that's a compliment coming from another TBI survivor. My TBI was from a table saw kick-back. I know how challenging it can be to keep your train of thought when your brain wants to take a break sometimes. Learning how to sit up, stand, walk, going back to work, then driving. Each was a goal for me, each was a miracle that I celebrated when I achieved it. But wood working was different for me. It had been a hobby all of my life, but I was scared to go back at first. It took me a while to get the courage to turn on a power tool. At first I would just go out and move things around, organize and clean. I found some projects that were in progress and tried to figure out what I needed to do to finish them. Slowly they would get completed. Every once in a while I'll start something new but is taxing to think through a project from start to finish, to plan what the next step is, and to organize those thoughts into a plan. I take a lot of very detailed notes when I think of things. I found it really helps to break down projects into a lot of small steps. If I have a lot of energy one day perhaps I can complete two or three steps that day. The table saw still stresses me out and for some reason so does the router table. I have friends that I can depend on to help me if I need assistance. I'm glad to see you have a hobby that brings you enjoyment.
@Cricket Can you please migrate this over to Journals for me? As the evolution of the migration to the new software and organization continues, it doesn't make sense for me to continue in this evolutionary dead-end.<<snip>>
The current blog category (over time) will become our legacy (achieve) section. They will, of course, remain open to any new comments or questions.
New Blogs (Journals) should now be added in Showcase, within the Journal category.
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Me too, on all accounts.I just found this Kent so not a dead end yet, hope I can find it after it migrates. I am enjoying your progress. The more I use hand tools the more I enjoy them.
Many years ago I was in a "lumber salvage" mode, collecting what I could from where I could. Then I had my accident and, much later, built my shop. Now that wood is cluttering up my shop, so I'm trying to find a use for it all.I see on the picture with your dog, you are making a bench-top (I guess) with staggered boards.