So tonight I decided to turn the scroll saw on, the new piece I'm working on (pic two posts down) is getting there, of course I have suddenly decided that I must have a Chinese symbol cut out in wood for this piece. I turned the thing on and the speed was set to low and it sounded bad and vibrated in a big way. Not a good sign. The little speared rest piece that goes on the wood to hold it down appears bent. Not a good sign. The blower works but more like a lung that has smoked a pack a day. Not a good sign. Maybe you get what you pay for, maybe I just don't know what I am doing.
I did cut some wood but couldn't follow my design. I didn't think I would be a savant immediately. It reminds me of a sewing machine and I believe I broke the needles all the time, I never understood those things. So in a panic I called the guy who welds things for me to see if he would come over this weekend and show me how to use all this new equipment and to tell me if it is even any good. Cash or homemade food, he went for the food. We are set for Sunday. I'm thrilled to have someone come explain this stuff, it is probably a lot of information to take in in one day, I can't possibly remember everything but hopefully I can focus on what is important (how to save my life and limb).
So I'm sweating a bit. I really want this piece done by next week to see if the gallery will take it. And I really want to get my new puzzle head done....it's getting there. I can only glue so many pieces before it needs to rest and harden up, then just add a few coats of paint/varnish and mount it on a stand. Very time consuming but I enjoy listening to music and letting my mind be carried away. Saturday I might be going on another little adventure for more stuff and then of course Sunday is tutorial day. There you have it...a boring post because I don't have my wits about me to make anything sound interesting. Maybe I will chill out on the blogging this week eh?