July 5, 2015 by Scott - Saws on Skates
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Happy Independence Weekend! Before we begin I want to take a moment and thank all of those who served our country. It’s greatly appreciated. How was your Fourth of July? It was a rainy Independence Day here, so no BBQ for me, but I did organize the shop. I applied some of the lessons I learned in the Popular Woodworking Super Small Shop Strategies class and even waxed the table saw! Yup, I waxed it. Do you wax your tools? If you don’t, you should. I took pics of the process, so I’ll share those soon.
I just realized that July will mark the fifth month of the blog! It can’t believe how fast the time flew. June had the most visitors to date. 2531 of you visited in the month of June. THANK YOU so much for stopping by! Thank you also to Hometalk, Ana White and Kreg for sending you this way.
New Shop Tip
Yesterday I posted a new project, How to: Make a Circular Saw Crosscut Jig. It’s a handy little tool for your small shop. What’s a crosscut jig? Well, have you ever needed to cut a piece of lumber that is too big to fit in your miter box or miter saw? A crosscut jig will allow you to make straight cuts for those “too big” pieces of lumber. The saw rides against the fence of the jig and keeps your cuts straight and true. And you can also cut angles with it. Be sure to check it out!
How does your garden grow?
Today I spent most of the day in the garden. I’ve always wanted to make a compost tea, because I’m not a fan of chemical fertilizers. Compost tea is just that, a brew of your own homemade compost mixed with water. I applied it to the veggie garden, sunflower beds, container plants, and petunias along the walkway.
It just occurred to me that I never told you what I have growing in the veggie garden. So here it goes… garlic, red onions, yellow onions, romaine, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, three kinds of peppers, tomatoes, beets, pickling cucumbers and a few herbs. The peppers need the most help, so I’m hoping the compost tea does the trick. Do you have tips for growing peppers? Mine are pathetic!
Sunday Sneak Peek
Are you ready for the Sunday Sneak Peek? This is a project I made as a Christmas present and rediscovered it when I was scrolling through the pics on my phone. It’s an adorable birdhouse address plaque! Stay tuned… plans will be posted this week.
Thank you again for the 2531 of you who stopped by during the month of June. You can’t imagine how much I appreciate it. If you’re not currently following Saws on Skates please click “follow” at the end of this post. You’ll receive an email the moment a new project is posted! Hope you have a good week 🙂