Sabbatical – Day 14–More Cuts

My company, Red Gate software, has given me a 6 week sabbatical. I’m documenting the time with all the posts under a tag if you want to follow along.

It’s time to get the rest of the flagpole cut. The idea is there are two sides, the front and back, made from 2×6 lumber. It’s tapered, but those are the top and bottom as the pole is on the bench. Then there’s 2x4s, which are really split, to form the sides. I only bought 2, so I’m hoping I don’t mess this up today.

The plan is to measure and cut wood, then start marking biscuit locations. I’m hoping glue arrives and I can get to that over the weekend or early next week.


I wrote the first part of this in the morning, as the DirectTV guy came by to realign our dish and upgrade a received. I had to baby-sit the process for a bit and when he was done, the day fell apart.

It was very windy outside, too windy to cut and probably even uncovering the jig wouldn’t have gone well. A friend called to see if I was free for lunch, and I agreed since I’d missed him the last coulple of weeks. After that, with more wind, I gathered kids and we delivered some of the horse projects I’d worked on to a friend.

That was really the day. A bit of planning and nothing. However with Habitat tomorrow, it wasn’t a bad way to spend a day.

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