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Results of two good days !

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Smileygotwell
Smileygotwell Community member Posts: 30 Contributor
Hi, been a while I know, however just thought I’d show you the results of a couple of better days for me.
A friend of mine makes and sell crafted sticks (walking, guiding etc; she even has a ‘husband prodder’ At the mo’! Y’know; “ok you, make us a cuppa!” Stick!) and wanted a stand to show them on so, with the weather fine and me reasonably mentally together, I dragged all the tools out of the shed (where there’s no room to swing a cat - although, maybe if I had a smaller cat . . .?)
i got the wood, just a softwood, and set about the first task after it was to size, a halving joint in the middle of the base, which considering my unfamiliarity with the new saws I was using, went really well.
The following day, I discovered my 
late Uncle’s old Bosche router, and cutters, which along with my hole saw, old drills and chisels enabled me to do a more than half decent job. Yes, there are a few faults but the important bits are right and she was really pleased with it!
Glad the job was done and out of the way as this morning, with loud crashes of thunder, came the most colossal downpour, ruling out working outside for the day.

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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,392 Scope online community team
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    Looks good to me @Smileygotwell. What are you planning on working on when/if the weather clears up?
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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Championing
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    Awww that's fab @Smileygotwell
    ALso I want a husband prodder! :smiley:
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  • Smileygotwell
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    Hi Adrian, I’ve absolutely no idea yet. The challenge for me I guess is trying to reduce the amount of stuff I have, which of course means, choosing what to keep; what I might need and never be able to replace once it’s gone. Tools are like that, aren’t they! They sit on a shelf gathering dust for years forgotten about, but maybe, if they are remembered in time, they are the only tool that’ll do the job they do, and if you need them, they are irreplaceable!
    which is why I’m loathe to get rid of anything; which is my big problem, lol!
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Championing
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    We are moving house and currently we have a double garage that my husband uses as a workshop (by workshop I mean it is rammed full of tools and projects!!) We are moving to a house with one single garage that we need to keep our campervan in, so he is currently going through everything and trying to choose what to keep and go.
    He is adamant that he needs to keep so much 'just in case' :wink:
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  • Chloe_Scope
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    This looks great @Smileygotwell! You'll have to let us know what you get up to next!  :)
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  • Adrian_Scope
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    Sam_Scope said:
    He is adamant that he needs to keep so much 'just in case' :wink:
    Just in case is as good a reason as any! The gigantic sack of cables I have next to me (and dip into maybe once or twice a year at most) is proof enough.

    Completely agree about the tools @Smileygotwell. I keep getting convinced (read: conned) into getting rid of tools that I haven't used in 'eons'. Without fail, I end up needing them within the year.
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  • Smileygotwell
    Smileygotwell Community member Posts: 30 Contributor
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    The opportunity for setting up a ‘tool loan’ service comes to mind ! That would be beyond me though, so I should probably start with an accurate inventory from which I can earmark items to go where I feel best suited based on the likeliness of me needing them again, or not!
    ive always liked keeping my life options as open as I can in an attempt to remain as flexible and versatile as I can, so ‘loosing’ items which I have once used always feels alien to me.
    Maybe though, I need more to be thinking more about whether or not in future I will WANT TO be using those tools, to do THAT particular job, bearing in mind my current physical and mental condition, any more.
    Perhaps these days, just wearing the ‘been there, done that’ tee shirt is quite enough, lol!
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Championing
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    The gigantic sack of cables I have next to me (and dip into maybe once or twice a year at most) is proof enough.
    Don't get me started on the boxes and boxes of cables!!!
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  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Community member Posts: 2,032 Championing
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    This is brilliant! Well done you!x
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,581 Championing
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    Hi @Smileygotwell, how are you getting on? Any new projects?
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  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,256 Championing
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    Fabulous work @Smileygotwell:smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Chloe_Scope
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    This is amazing @Swordfish!!!
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  • Smileygotwell
    Smileygotwell Community member Posts: 30 Contributor
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    What wonderful carving @Swordfish, looks ‘just right’!
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,392 Scope online community team
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    This looks fantastic @Swordfish. Did you make that recently?
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  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,256 Championing
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    That's fab, @Swordfish:smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Swordfish
    Swordfish Community member Posts: 54 Empowering
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    The Duck is my regular stick that I use, I've made several but arthritis got worse so I'm unable to make anymore.....compliments much appreciated  
  • Chloe_Scope
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    Sorry you can't do it anymore. It is so pretty!
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