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Wednesday. I could barely sleep last night and I’m awake since 5.30am. I wished I could have stayed in bed longer but I had to go to the supermarket to get pears because my little one had to take pears to kindergarten today and I couldn’t do yesterday. Extra exercise is never good for me, specially when I’m tired and it’s so early in the morning.
Then I checked the weather forecast and it said it’s going to rain tomorrow. I panicked so I went to get the oil for the chainsaw.
My plan was to cut some wood sometime this week to practice a bit before attacking the trees.

When we moved here two years ago, the garage roof was in very bad condition so the owner of the house decided to make a new one. It looks very nice now, the only problem I had was that the workers decided to leave some of the old wood and metal parts in my backyard. When I asked why they were not taking those things, one of them said: “something, something, later”.
Nobody showed up later and when the owner of the house came again and I told him about the garbage and he said the men should come back and take it. He never said when that was going to happen…

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I was really tired of seeing that in my yard so I decided to use the wood to make some project.
The initial project was to make a bench or a swing but when I went to check the wood, it was full of nails. Plan aborted.

Then I got the chainsaw and decided that I could practice cutting that wood and make logs for the fireplace.

The problem then was that I needed something where I could put the wood to cut. I needed a saw horse.
There was no way I was going to buy one so I decided to use the pieces of metal to build one.

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You have no idea how difficult it was to cut. Those pieces are made from a very maleable metal and of course, I didn’t have the right tools to do the job.
Most of the times I folded it both ways until the metal was weak and I could tear it off.

Next problem was how to assemble it without screws. My budget was $0 so either I got creative or nothing was going to happen.
That’s when I remembered I had rip-ties.

And voilà!

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You can laugh all you want but my invention helped me get the job done.

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Using the chainsaw wasn’t so difficult but it was extremely tiring. Everything hurts now. Even blinking is painful. I’m glad I bought another pair of goggles. Some of the sawdust went to my face and I had to spit out a few pieces.

I’ll try to rest this afternoon, I could fall asleep right now.

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~ by DotedOn on August 31, 2016.

21 Responses to “736”

  1. Necessity is the mother of invention, right? Nicely done, Paola! Now get some rest!

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  2. Get some well deserved sleep!

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  3. Ingenious little invention.

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  4. Paola I think your work horse is fantastic, as the saying goes “Necessity is the mother of invention”, you made a tool and got the job done, so well done 🙂

    I watched a Spanish film at the cinema tonight and like you Paola I don’t mind subtitles, the title is ‘Julieta’ a family story spanning 30 years, basically a mother daughter relationship movie, no sex no violence, mind you I enjoy seeing a pretty woman’s tits if only for a minute. It wasn’t spectacular (film)but passed a pleasant 2 hours.

    You did well.

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  5. you did it you used the chain saw well done you :d I’m glad you tried it out! I hope you had a little nap in the afternoon after all the hard work. xxx

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  6. Wow, I missed this one too! Great job on your “horse”! 😀

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  7. I’m glad you got the job done. BTW, as an after note (if nobody mentioned this earlier) chainsawing a piece of wood with nails in it is not really recommended…

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