Yesterday was one of those days where you know the universe has placed you in the right place, the right time and with the right people at one time. There was absolutely no need to look forward, backward, or even in a dream, because I was in that timeless spot. To many I know this is some sort of odd thing I am doing. But to know that this Railways history and life is being used to preserve her is mind blowing.
Since we have decided to panel the walls, why not make our own paneling? Why bring in more wood, and visit a big box store? When 99% of what we need is right here at the Railway. Including the most valuable resource. knowledge. As in George Butler himself. A kind, and graceful teacher. Ugh, I wish I had a fraction of his patience and positive outlook. The other day I went through the stacks of lumber and found some pine on the edge of life. Grey on the outside, and useless in boat building, but would make a great wall panel, but was a tad think, 1 inch, and well, maybe not quite enough.
So George said, lets split it on the Saw! OH HELL YA! He set up a jig thing, and here is the process. WOW. Enjoy the process, hopefully as much as I did.
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I went back into the workshop, and thought. Dang! I thought I had cleaned up decades of sawdust weeks ago. Little did my ignorant mind know, It wasn’t decades, it was minutes! And so my learning curve begins to bend!