Ed-vise Episode 45

A rainy GOOD MORNING!! to you all!!! Happy Tuesday and Happy Birthday to the Marine Corp. At least I think it’s today. A crayon for you all!

Today’s bit o trivia: Dr. Livingstone (I presume). This Dr. died in 1873 from malaria. An awful way to die. He was an explorer with a passion for the “Dark Heart” of Africa. Wondered all over the continent. His biggest journey was to find the source of the Nile River. Why? Because they didn’t have Dancing With the Stars or Amazing Race at the time so you wondered around looking for the source of rivers. Well, he took a caravan to find it and it feel to pieces leaving him stranded at the small town of Ujiji. Everyone gave up on him except for Henry Morton Stanley. Stanley was commissioned by the fake news of the New York Herald to go find Livingston. He found the good Dr. gaunt and bearded but the only white person in the village. When Stanley saw him he made the famous statement of “Dr. Livingstone I presume.” And the rest is history

Anyway…

Tech Talk Tuesday Ed-vise today

With all the politican (not a typo) going on and all the absolute hate coming from people on both sides of the aisle, I thought I’d take a step to the side so we can all take a breath and maybe think a bit.

During this pandemic, I started a hobby. Since I couldn’t really do jitsu much, I took up carpentry. Kinda like Jesus. Which brings up a question I heard once: Where’s all the stuff that Jesus built as a carpenter? But I digress.

I learned something that I want to share: the importance of jointing and squaring your boards.

See, I go to Home Depot to get wood. Standard stuff (2 x 4 x 8′). It’s cheap and you get what you pay for. Still, it’s a great source to start as the screw up is easy to burn. I’m currently working on a coffee table. Well, when I put together the end legs, they had a slight twist. Meaning they weren’t sitting level when you put them on the side and they weren’t “square.” It’s what I call racked. Turns out the boards did not have a good and flat surface to sit against each other. So, I made the edges flat and the ends flat by running them through my table saw and miter saw, respectively. Thus, a good joint made. At least that’s what I think. I’m just sayin

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember the apps on our phones that distract us were made by people who were not distracted

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