Wednesday Drywall, Table Saw and Quilting

In between a couple of days of painful gout, I’ve gotten a few things done.

This last Saturday, my grandson came over and helped me hang some drywall in my soon to be shed workshop:

By helping I mean that he did most of the work while I gave instructions and helpful advice while staying out of his way.

I was able to get a couple of hours to work on the table saw and now it’s ready for the final adjustments. Hopefully, I’ll have this running next week:

and finally, when I thought I might be stuck inside to let my knee heal, Heather and I went to the fabric store to buy fabric for the back of my quilt:

Also, summer isn’t too far away and here in the desert that means afternoons will be too hot to go outside so I wanted to make sure I had plenty of indoor projects ready to go.

Seems like a lot, but it’s amazing what you can get done even if you can only work for a couple of hours at a stretch – and have a strong teenager around to do the heavy lifting.

If you need me – I’ll be looking for my gout pills.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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26 Responses to Wednesday Drywall, Table Saw and Quilting

  1. G. J. Jolly says:

    Grandsons come in handy sometimes. I wonder what makes them so helpful when they’re so lazy at home.

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  2. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    I am glad your grandson is there to help you.

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  3. Baydreamer says:

    A man of many talents! Looks great and nice your grandson can help, too. Hope that pain lessens!

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  4. Everything looks like it is coming together nicely. Will you be cooling your shop at all in the summer? Just wondering . . .

    I hope you continue to improve with your gout. 🙂

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    • I have a small AC unit that I’m going to use in the shed workshop. The table saw is in a garage that can’t easily be cooled, but even in the hottest weather here there are a couple of hours in the morning I can work there.

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  5. jfwknifton says:

    Get well soon. Chronic illness and/or pain is a miserable situation. to be in

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  6. Pied Type says:

    Progress on several fronts. Way to go!
    Hope that gout disappears soon.

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  7. davidprosser says:

    You need to stand on your head Andrew. Ask your grandson to give you a tap on the head and use it to drain that awful uric acid off. I hope you stop suffering soon.
    Hugs

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  8. Debra says:

    Your quilt is so attractive and I think it’s great you’re moving forward with your projects. So sorry about the gout, however. I have indeed heard how painful.

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  9. Wow, your saw looks wonderful – love that big table surface area! Here’s hoping your gout gets better soon.

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  10. Jeff Branch says:

    That is a handsome table saw.

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