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Thursday, November 20, 2008


I would like to appoligize to everyone because of my me not posting that much it seems in the last week or so. I have been feeling under the weather and when I try to do a project, well some of the dust just don't agree with me at that point with a Sinus infection and Upper Respatory infection, so as much as I had to clean the Saw Dust instead of making more, I've not felt like posting either.

Anyway, So now that I'm starting to get back on my Wheels (Feet), lets get the wheels turning, and start pumping out some more projects.

Here is a project that I started last night, and I'm going to document a little bit at a time. I just wanted to show you right now first hand.

Here is the Senario:

I was cutting some very Elaberate I guess you would call it, or very detailed, Intricate cuts, whichever you choose to call it lol. I've done really well so far making my cuts and all. I got tired about midnight, so I headed off to bed, figured the project could wait for the night.

Well I ended up waking up at 6am, used the restroom, laid back down (I'm an early person but not that early), to try and get a little more sleep, well the alarm went off at 6:45, This is when we get our Now 8 Year old up and ready for school by 7:20am, So i'm still laying in bed, Betty Gets the Boy ready, Come 7:40, the bus isn't here.

Apparently there was a Sub on the bus, Not from Subway, Pizza King or Blimpies either, a Subsitute driver to be more clear about it. And he/She didn't come pick him up this morning, So I had to get out of bed, get my shoes on, and take him to school because the bus didn't show up.

Anyway, I've been up since then, so only about 6 Hours of sleep, I need at least 7 to 8 or I can't function, I get real tired and all that, well I think that's what happen.

So now, we are at the Problem.

Here is the Problem:

I was doing really well cutting again this morning. Listening to my Music, getting into the groove of things, saw dust flying everywhere, in my hair, my goatee, my mustash, on my shirt and even in my lap, and of course all over my keyboard and table.

I just finished one of my Cuts, So I loosened the Tension Knob Like I always do, at least 3 Full turns gets it where it needs to be. Then I loosen the Blade Knob, This allows the Arm to Elivate up to give you space between the tip of the blade and the Arm of the Saw, Then you pull the piece off from the blade.

This is where the problem was, the hole was small enought that I wasn't paying attention and basically pulled it right off, well the teeth of the blade took hold of that little piece of wood no thicker then a 1/32nd, and broke 1/2 of it into from the bottom, no repairing this.

The attached Photos is so you can see the Mishap that I've done, one photo has a Red Freehand Circle (Not very good, nor the arrows), and arrows pointing out the small area of the work piece.

So, with everything said, Folks, Make sure that you PAY Close attention to your work piece, tired or not, because one little mishap could cost you the whole thing, Fortunatly, where the location is, up higher, you won't be able to tell, so Instead of adding it to my store, i'm going to hang it up in my house to see the looks on peoples faces when they come in and see the art that I've created.



Travis said...

Uggg....that's harsh. I'm sure nobody will notice, though. You did a really nice job on the cuts. What size blade are you using? What's the overall size of the project?

Jimmy "Handi" Warner said...


It's 7 1/4" Round.

And I'm using a FD-TC #5, I have a #1 Blade also, but didn't want to use it right away cause the pieces was big enough to Drill a 1/16" Hole in all the piece.

So I figured a #5 would be better, after working with it, Sometimes I wonder if it was the right choice.

I'm 1/2 way done with it not, so may not be noticeable, but I don't think I would be able to put it on my store, it would eventually be noticed, and I wouldn't feel right Selling something that would eventually Be noticed.


The Great Ethan Allen said...

I had to look REALLY hard to see it and still am not sure if it is noticable. One of the hidden talents of woodworking is being able to hide your mistakes effectively. Sounds like you already have a plan. I could probably tell s few stories of carving disasters. It's part of the whole thing.. Even MArc makes mistakes.. and instead of hiding them, he shows them off.. That is what I like best about him.