Thursday, June 26, 2014

Back to the Shop

We're back from our West Coast adventure. Highlights and points of interest included Sacramento, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, part of the California Delta and Costco!

It felt good to be back in the shop today. I used a small, old, portable table saw and the thickness planer to mill the bottom piece for the skeg.

The skeg blank was then glued up.

Cutting the blank to shape and trimming it to fit the bottom of the hull will wait until Gardens is turned over.

Using the small, old, portable table-saw was fine for today's purposes but served as a reminder that I want to order my new saw soon. After shopping around (on-line, at Woodcraft and Rockler), reading reviews (Jet, SawStop, Grizzly and Shop Fox), using a Jet saw (don't know anyone close by with any of the other saws) and comparing features and costs, I've decided on the Grizzly G0515P.

In other news… Gardens of Fenwick, the blog, logged a pair of milestones early this week: The number of posts reached 150 and the page-views surpassed 25,000 (hard to believe, really)!

I'll be home now for about six weeks before our next travels. Hopefully, there will be more progress on Gardens and in the shop.

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