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05-14-2015 06:01 PM

I’m making a long-grain cutting board for my mother’s birthday next month, and boy is it a tiring process!

I’ve got 17 pieces of wood (8 hard maple, 9 walnut) which are all rough sawn about 14” long, 2.5” wide and 1” thick. I need to mill them down so that they are 1.5” wide and 5/8th” thick. Doesn’t sound too bad you say? Well I’m working with just a stanley No.4 hand plane. I HATE dimensioning wood by hand. I enjoy smoothing out a surface and making things square, but planing down all that wood takes so much effort and time!

So, what’s made you tired today? Physically or mentally!

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#1 posted 05-14-2015 06:38 PM

Met with Industrial Design and program management about the next project. Celebrated my 8th year here chopping pixels. have to meet the AC guy to get one of my two working again.

And I would really like 30 minutes of peace and quiet to go to the head.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 06:41 PM

“So, what’s made you tired today?

Working 10 hours a day at age 71.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#3 posted 05-14-2015 06:47 PM

I am knocking out an iOS build for my mobile application that will be going for field testing in Africa tomorrow. Computer stuff… wears me out.

Have a new bandsaw and jointer waiting for me to give it some challenges this afternoon. Can’t wait!

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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#4 posted 05-14-2015 07:34 PM

I’m beating my head against the wall trying to cut rabbeted half blind dovetails on my Leigh Jig. Besides buying the thing several years ago I’ve dropped another $250 into this #%&@ project. Gonna finish my coffee and head out to try it again.

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#5 posted 05-14-2015 10:28 PM

I am an RN and do home health visits. I was assigned a one time visit to see a Paranoid Schizophrenics. They did not tell me he was from Bosnia, did not speak English and his care giver spoke about 20 words of English.
The time I spent there seemed as if it were the whole day.

-- Jerry

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#6 posted 05-15-2015 01:00 AM

I’m down at Marc Adams Woodworking School taking the cabinet making class. Today was day 4 of 5. 8 am to 6 pm each day is starting to tire me out a bit, but it’s a good tired feeling.

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#7 posted 05-15-2015 01:06 AM

Moved 2 out of 3 refrigerators from my garage to my storage shed. decided the 3rd one would probably kill me if I moved it alone… I’m too old for this crap!

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#8 posted 05-15-2015 01:41 AM

I’ve moved positions to be the 1st Infantry Division Master Gunner. I spent all day dealing with a rotational National Guard unit that just doesn’t “get it”. As an active duty Soldier I love my citizen Soldier brethren but they can test the patients of a saint.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#9 posted 05-15-2015 01:44 AM

A helper that has to pee at least 12 times a day and is always gone when I need him.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#10 posted 05-15-2015 01:59 AM

Taking my table saw apart to take to get warranty work done, cleaning up around my garage, getting my saw to home depot and them telling me it’s a 2 month turn around. Said F that, luckily the guy was nice to tell me that and told me another place to take it to get it done quicker. Plus working full time then working in the garage every night can wear you out after awhile, need to get to sleep in one day soon hopefully.

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#11 posted 05-15-2015 02:30 AM

Catching up on a weeks worth of work. Very little shop time this week, but I did get started on a circle jig I need to make a plywood ring for my dust collector. I’ll finish it off tomorrow since it’s Friday.

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#12 posted 05-15-2015 03:27 AM

Agreed to remake the missalette holders for the local church. 33 pews, 2 racks per pew, nearly 400 pieces of oak to be resawn, bandsawn, pattern routed, and sanded, stained, and remounted. Beginning to think I’ve bitten off more than this little one-off shop can handle. This retirement thing is turning out to be a lot of work.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#13 posted 05-15-2015 05:20 AM

Took the dog for a walk, planted some stuff in the garden, cleaned up the yard for a while, came in had a shower and a sifter of Brandy! Time for bed, it is a rough life but ya know what I earned it!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#14 posted 05-15-2015 12:35 PM

The alarm clock waking me up.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#15 posted 05-16-2015 01:48 AM

I ve moved positions to be the 1st Infantry Division Master Gunner. I spent all day dealing with a rotational National Guard unit that just doesn t “get it”. As an active duty Soldier I love my citizen Soldier brethren but they can test the patients of a saint.

- woodenwarrior

Tired of that “Reserve Salute”, are you? I got tired of E6 reserve sailors who knew way less than I as an E4, real quick.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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