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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:40 pm 
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Hey Folks,

My most experienced and cooperative chair model (Peggy Tzu) and I are back in the shop and working to revisit our best seller, the outdoor Dock Chair. It’s no secret that the strictures of the current pandemic have had a depressing effect on motivation and productivity. So completing a chair today was cause for a small celebration.

Making a run of these chairs requires a lot of repetitive work to prep and assemble all of the parts. Often, such tasks can themselves be a drag and dampen motivation. But given recent events, losing myself in a repetitive task is oddly comforting, and when it ends in a finished chair, my spirits get an instant lift. Actually, just sitting in one of these surprisingly comfortable chairs is a reward in itself.

One down, and four to go in this run.
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Tom

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:02 am 
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Amen and wonderful objective.

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Tom,
Thanks for trying to keep this forum alive. It has been pretty dead for a while.
I admit, I have been slacking myself, but I figure you guys are probably tired of seeing repetitive cannon carriages. :(

Other than that, I don't have much going on at the moment. Covid-19 has slowed the carriage making business down along with everything else.

It is absolutely astounding to me the amount of stuff my lovely assistant can think up for me to do around the house and yard. I hate doing that stuff.

Give me a carriage to build any day. I am working on carriage #137! :shock:

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I was beginning to think everyone had gone to sleep or been put in quarantine. For myself, I've been doing metal work rather than
wood stuff. Modifying the the mounting for one type of tool post to fit a different lathe compound, so some vertical mill work. And
making a T handle wrench with a 10mm square hole in the end .
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