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Happy New Year!

Got back from a big family holiday on Monday night so no workshop fun for me over the break.

Managed to find a few hours last night to finish cutting out and installing another rack from my knives and a few other miscellaneous tools I'd like to hand. My bench is slowly getting cleaner and cleaner.

 

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9 minutes ago, BigFryMan said:

My bench is slowly getting cleaner and cleaner.
 

 

3 minutes ago, Rue said:

It's looking good!  Time to get productive! ^_^

And then entropy will resume its usual increase.......  :lol:

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1 hour ago, Rue said:

It's looking good!  Time to get productive! ^_^

Still plenty more setup and building to do before I touch a violin.

I am naturally a messy and disorganized person, but i'm discovering that I do my best creative work when all the organization and admin is taken care of and everything I need is just to hand. Including having all my tools sharp and ready to go. I am trying to take care of all this stuff really well now while my head is busy at work so that when I have some proper time to concentrate of violin making, I can give it the focus it deserves.

Will have to call it at some point though, I could keep doing this for a year if I had the time haha.

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I made a careless mistake cutting bamboo in the garden this morning and sliced my finger open with a saw while cutting over my knee.

Got it checked at the hospital and thankfully wasn't quite deep enough to hit tendon or nerve and just above the joint so thankfully no long term issues. Always gotta be careful, especially on little annoying jobs that you're not paying attention to. I have enough injuries that affect my life already.  Very stupid of me. If it was a power saw or sharp knife I would have been paying attention.

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Sorry you're injured. Glad it's not more serious.

How are you supposed to wash your hands?

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Welcome to the joys of owning a large property. Between the ongoing gardening chores and the "honey do list" your violin time will be decreasing at an alarming rate. Get well soon mate.

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55 minutes ago, Mampara said:

Welcome to the joys of owning a large property. Between the ongoing gardening chores and the "honey do list" your violin time will be decreasing at an alarming rate. Get well soon mate.

Hahahaha - never a truer word spoken! Thanks. 

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Had a an offcut from my benchtop kicking around so I'm turning it into a short-ish table to put my tormek on nice and accessible so I don't have to pull it off the shelf to use it.

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Used some old salvaged hardwood for the legs and I couldn't believe how hard it was. Really worked out my circular saw cutting through it.
Will throw in a draw for all the Tormek bits underneath the worktop.

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On 16 January 2020 at 1:37 PM, BigFryMan said:

I made a careless mistake cutting bamboo in the garden this morning and sliced my finger open with a saw while cutting over my knee.

Oh.

Great to hear back from you, well not quite in those circumstances but.

Was thinking of you & your location, wondering why sudden radio silence... hoping you weren't involved in the fireball bushfires & now crazy rain and flooding and mudslides. 

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