It’s been a long time since I’ve made any chips. With a 2 year old running around it’s either no time or no noise. I’ve been fishing a lot and using my table saw as a place to put my salty, sandy surf bag to work on tackle, etc. And my wife has had me gutting another room for the baby to move into. But this weekend I needed the table saw to make some trim work for that room and I caught the bug again. I spent a few hours this past weekend cleaning up my shop and polishing the rust off my table saw.
This is a stupid small project for work – a pedestal for a 20 gallon electric water heater. All from scraps and there wasn’t much to use so I ripped some tubafors into 1-1/4" strips for the framing and used trimmed molding cutoffs for the straps on the sides. 1/2" ply on top. It weighs less than 10 lbs but it will support well over 300 lbs. I sat on it and rocked it as hard as I could to test the strength and believe me, it’s stiff! So I’m happy with that. And I’m happy to get back to making sawdust with my garage door open, even if it’s just a little utility project. Felt good and I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things after I’m done with the last of my painting and trim work upstairs.
-- Losing fingers since 1969