Dutch Toolbox Update

Progress on the Dutch Toolbox. Yesterday cut dados, glued sides and made locking pieces. I'm so far planning on painting the box with the shop color which is a light blue. I have some cut nails that I plan to added to the box once it is painted because I want to keep the heads of the nails black. I'm considering adding a drawer to the under part of the box.  

Demotions: 30 tall, 25 wide, 15 deep.

The dados fit great. Using the Bridge City Tool Kerf Maker and a ¼" saw blade I was able to dial in the dados for the nominal ¾ ply easy peasy. No futzing with shims and trial and error. First time, dial in, dadoing with table saw concurred. Thanks for the video explaining how to use this tool, Paul-Marcel St-Onge over at  http://www.halfinchshy.com/2011/06/bridge-city-km-1-kerfmaker-users-guide.html.

Sweet way to make dados in plywood.

Ideas for enhancements are swimming in my head. I think I should have applied finish on the insides before glue up, it would have been easier, but build and learn. I'm going to be adding a pull out drawer for layout tools. At least that is my thinking now. The outside color is planned to be a grey-blue color that will match the color scheme of the rest of my shop make tools. I have some cut nails I'll add for decoration and support after painting.

Doctors appointment today. Neurology checkup. Weird brain condition and even more difficult treatment.

Focusing on Habits

Rough night. Didn't sleep too much and I think I woke Mary a couple of times. Thought a lot about Sting. Played with Dave Matthews Band at Atlanta for the NCAA Final Four concert. I'm currently read his book "Broken Music: A Memoir". How he was able to compartmentalize parts of live. How he went for mastery though habit (the things we do everyday and every week become habits). There is a lot for us to learn there.  

I just finished "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business" Charles Duhigg and originally though it was to preachy and was offended by the religious references. I want to share my desire to change some of my habits. Starting with posting here. I plan on using this forum to share about (in no special order) my health and CLIPPERS, my woodworking progress, photography, my exploration of Mu and Zen and my cooking experiments.


Now I need a habit and a system. Added Amazon Affiliate Program and Cross Posting to Facebook.

Resetting my life

A lot of thing have been happening in Will's life lately. My health as gone to shit. I've started using a cane to help control my balance. My talking has become increasingly difficult for my to articulate at a speed that feel normal. I'm weak. I have taken a 30 day leave of absence from work and I'm not sure it helped. I still feel about the same as when I started. I started a new treatment regime and am take Perdinsone by mouth instead of IV. This was the recommendation from the second opinion I got from Johns Hopkins. They seem to agree that I have a condition called CLIPPERS and this it the standart treatment. So much fo me and my health. I happy to restart this blog but am curious where it will lead and how it will fit in with my life.