Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sabbatical Day 14–More Cuts

My company, Red Gate software, has given me a 6 week sabbatical. I’m documenting the time with all the posts under a tag if you want to follow along.

It’s time to get the rest of the flagpole cut. The idea is there are two sides, the front and back, made from 2x6 lumber. It’s tapered, but those are the top and bottom as the pole is on the bench. Then there’s 2x4s, which are really split, to form the sides. I only bought 2, so I’m hoping I don’t mess this up today.

The plan is to measure and cut wood, then start marking biscuit locations. I’m hoping glue arrives and I can get to that over the weekend or early next week.


I wrote the first part of this in the morning, as the DirectTV guy came by to realign our dish and upgrade a received. I had to baby-sit the process for a bit and when he was done, the day fell apart.

It was very windy outside, too windy to cut and probably even uncovering the jig wouldn’t have gone well. A friend called to see if I was free for lunch, and I agreed since I’d missed him the last coulple of weeks. After that, with more wind, I gathered kids and we delivered some of the horse projects I’d worked on to a friend.

That was really the day. A bit of planning and nothing. However with Habitat tomorrow, it wasn’t a bad way to spend a day.

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