Category Archives: Wood

Saw It. Bought it. So I Can Saw It.

I picked up the table saw today. Nothing big. I don’t need anything huge. It’s a Ryobi 8 1/4 inch compact saw. Good enough for anything I want to cut and build right now.

I need to see what I can do anyway before I continue.

This week I’m going to take my time and do my floating shelf project in the bathroom a little at a time. I’m going to go ahead and prep the boards and drill for the dowels. Once I’m satisfied with that, I’ll stain them and put on some lacquer.

I’m in no rush. While I don’t expect this to go perfect, what’s the point of hurrying to make mistakes?

This is a hobby right now. I’m doing something I’ve wanted to add to the bathroom. Maybe it will turn into something else.

Maybe I’ll make a pallet?!

Today started our #MobilEX week. We reset all the mobile phone mods for Walmart and install new displays and cabinets as instructed at least twice a year. It’s great when you have a partner that knows what’s up. It sucks when you’re aloneβ€”especially installing two 150 lb. cabinets with locking glass doors.

I enjoy what I do.

I walked in and went straight for the rough stuff this morning instead of building up with smaller projects. I just wanted to get the heavy lifting out of the way. My week doesn’t get a whole lot easier workload wise, but the physically heavy is out of the way.

I’m going to end this tonight with saying that you gotta love truckers. Sometimes they can be pretty heroic, eh?

That’s it. That’s the post.



I messed around in the shop today. I had the best of intentions. I was going to make some floating shelves for the bathroom.

I find that I don’t have the best equipment to do the job and so tomorrow I’ll be purchasing a small table saw. I’m a bit excited. It’s a new tool. I hate to part with the money, but…it’s a new tool. And Her Highness has given full approval for said purchase.

It’s not a ton of money. I still hate to part with it.

So today, I made a small pile of sawdust. And that’s okay.

I broke my own rule, and I should’ve had the right tool for the job.

Stay ready, and you don’t have to get ready.

That’s it. That’s the post.