Ed-vise Episode 74

2021!!! Let’s get the party started with a rainy GOOD MORNING! To you all!!!

Today’s bit o trivia: Rip saw (and cross cut). As you probably know, I do a bit of hobby carpentry. What’s that? It is basically massacring a piece of wood. I was given a saw by my dad a long time ago. Nothing spectacular about it. Mass produced and it works. I also managed to come into possession of my great-great gandad’s saws. Those are antiques that work. I heard about rip saws and cross cut saws and never really knew the difference. Well, a RIP SAW has fewer teeth and those teeth are in a straight line. Fewer teeth because it is easier to rip a piece of wood because you cut with the grain. Cross cut is harder to cut because you have to cut more wood fibers. So, more teeth and usually offset. Cool right?


Monday Musings Ed-vise today

“Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” Plato said that. Plato… not Play-doh. HUGE DIFFERENCE.

Practice, practice, practice. If you don’t think you need to practice, practice. Become better at whatever it is you are doing. I use practice and training interchangeably.

As I said above, I am a hobby carpenterist. I am working toward being able to build without the use of nails or screws. Am I there yet. Nope. In fact, my first several projects have all used nails and screws.

I also want to utilize hand tools only. Am I there yet? Nope. Love my power tools. But there seems to be a bit of therapy in hand tools. Right now with my hand saws. My recent first cut with a hand saw was terrible and still remains terrible. Why? Because I suck at that’s why!!!

So what is my solution: daily practice. Every day I will learn something more about my saw and how to use it. I will condition my body (hands mainly) to develop the muscle memory needed to improve. Will I post videos? Good question. Don’t know. But I assure you that every day I WILL GET BETTER! I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember if you use your kids as a weapon against your soon to be ex, they (the kids) will be the losers in that game.


Published by edhlaw

Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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