Bare with me this does have to do with me building me canoe and fixin me skiff...
Now elsewhere today Ive called meself a flamin galah then I clarified that and called meself a bloody idiot with regards todays activities... and so I was!!
First... the reason for the agony bit in the title... this is the cause of it 10in thin kerf blade runnin from a 3hp motor doin gawd alone knows how many revs!!!
And the agony...
Actually not that serious just took a bit of bark off down just far enough to clear some of the excess blood Im carrying around
The good thing was that I GOT CAREFULL!!!
And the extacy bit was that I ended up cutting a mess of Jarrah into 2/16 x 3/4in x 35in strips for the stems of the canoes!!
Those on the left are the ends that I wasnt game enough to try to get anymore out of... Ive ended up with 15 or so extras that I will use to build a model with... while I was at it I cut a few full length 12 1/2ft strips of Sheoak for the canoe just to see how they came out... man I never quite realized just how thin 1/4in is!
and and now the stems are sitting with the glue drying...
mmmmm 2002?? nah its not that bad! I cut the moulds in Oct/Nov 2002 and its only Jan 2004 only 1 year not 2!!!
Ive decided to do her in Sheoak and Jarrah at these thin strips the weight should be negligible! Sheoak top Jarrah bottom... note the Jarrah will go a deeper shade of red with finishing
I also got busy and found a half litre of Bondcrete and mixed it as per the distructions and whacked it onto the skiffs bum... but ran out before I finished it
So it wasnt all bad news... I got some work done on both boats!!...
But I tell yer that quick sharp rip with the blade sure as **** woke me up in a bloody hurry!!! I mean I WOKE UP!!!!... well and truely
Now as to how I managed to do it I really have no bloody idea! one minute Im cuttin away getting me strips out and the next... Holeyflaminmeckyerinmongeldipstickgalahyobbo!!!! nex theres blood goin every which way missus having a chocolate fit about that bein it never again and something about "sell the bloody saw before yer cut yer flamin hand off" I just smiled and said "possum its just a nick she'll be right" and wandered back out to finish cuttin the strips
Be warned... TAKE CARE OUT THERE!... this wasnt serious but hell I had one heck of a wake up call now FULLY realize just how fast it could have been way worse! one moment of inatention is all it takes... Ive learnt!