Today’s #tbt goes back to the rustic laundry shelves I made for my mom last Mother’s day. They were 50 year old fence wood that I sanded down and polyed with a iron pipe rack. Fun little project that gets daily use, and meant vastly more as a gift than it cost to make.
Psyched on the amount of time I’ve got to spend in the garage working with some wood. It’s cold as shit, but the numb toes and fingers are worth it. Sometimes I get so hung up on researching how to make something, thinking and reading about tools...and thinking about how I want to replace and add specific ones, that I almost forget, the best part is actually making something. Milled some walnut that I got a few years ago and I’ve been meaning to work with for a while. .
UPDATE: Happy to report that @boschtoolsna contacted me probably within ten minutes of my post, asking for details, apologizing, and offering to send a replacement. Definitely gotta give credit for customer service like that in this day and age... I didn't make this post to get anything free and had pretty much written it off as a freak accident, but that was a pretty nice surprise from bosch.
Had a pretty gnarly little disaster the other night. As you can see, my "guide bushing" no longer has the "guide" portion attached, and my table has a hole in it the size of a violently out of control 1/2" bit Happened awfully quick but from what I can decipher - the little cylinder that rides on your fence broke off (wtf!?!), and what was trimming less than an eighth, quickly became a quarter or so and I think as I tried to abort and pull away, something caught and kicked back. Shitty that these are the only guide bushings that fit on my otherwise great @boschtoolsna router. Guess I'm saving up for a festool that accepts the one piece brass bushings. Lucky I guess, to be needing surgery on my table and not myself. Also lucky I have some length, I've patched it and will see what the client thinks, but could cut it off and do again if need be.
I hate how our lives have become so perfectly curated on social media. Perfect days, perfect people, perfect projects. Well here's my protest. Installing this beautiful sapele storm door that I've been building between other jobs. Apparently working on it, setting it aside, working on it, etc wasn't a good idea. Almost 1/2" too narrow. Looks like I'll be milling sapele this afternoon. Hey Margi, I'll have the new one installed before you get back. Promise.