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yuk! and balderdash!

..this is a very nonsensical day, indeed! unseasonably warm, but persistantly raining--sort of an extended april shower--the ground is miringly goosh, the dog is having one of her "if you don't drink water, you don't have to pee" days, poked her nose out the door about 2 hours ago, turned around and went back to bed on "her sofa" in the garage/workwork/storeroom/lounge/doghouse which we share in a grudging sort of way

i'd been cutting the coutours of the mirror frame outside, a little at a time, it's mind-numbingly tedious work with a coping saw; the maple is well aged and quite hard, so the dust is fine and tends to quickly clog nasal passages, not to mention, cover everything with a fast 3 months of dust--i bought a band saw some years ago, which would make the work much more pleasurable, were it not for the frustrating tendency of the band-saw-from-hell to, willy-nilly, break blades--a nasty habit which has long since used up any savings i thought i had made by purchasing a less than good tool--i have given up the penny-wise-pound-foolish attempt at saving money on tools--to pay my pennance for wasting money on that fuckingly-no-good-very-bad band saw, i make any needed curve cuts by hand with a coping saw--but i think i am coming to the end of my pennance period...at any rate, i either suffer the dust indoors, the rain outdoors, or put off till tomorrow what i cannot do today--and you can guess where i stand on that issue

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blades that break are the worst!

in my high school art class we made metal jewelry which often required cutting with a jeweler's saw. (i think that is the name)
...it has teeny tiny thin blades that break whenever they damn well felt like it. so you had to stop and adjust the height of the saw and put the big part of the blade in it so as to not waste blades.

i also feel your pain about the airborn particles. i experienced my share of that whilst polishing and grinding away metal on the jewelry. nothing like tiny shards of metal in your nose to brighten your day.

hope things go more smoothly!

..even after years of practice, jewelers saw blades still, from time to time elicit an "oh SHIT!"

ha ha ha... that's a very fitting icon you have!

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