“Saw Near Completion”,
descriptive photography by Gord Settle posted on September 24, 2015:
For much better detail on each individual photo go to his photo album at https://www.facebook.com/gord.settle/media_set?set=a.1641907119432370.1073741997.100008392925752&type=3
The nice thing about the project has been that I built it in sections – the slide and blade holder: the power train: the support for slide: the componets on the cast steel. This allowed me to concentrate on one-part-at-a-time. As each componets was complete each was looked at as a whole and how these singular parts would be married together.
The hardest part has been the last few additions/changes. I cut a 2″ by 5/8″ piece of steel as its maiden voyage with success and a host of little changes to improve.Gear reduction provides 74 strokes per minute of the blade – using a tungsten blade that cuts in bother directions.Thoughts on working with dementia….say “yes I can” often; keep to envisioning small aspects of a project and reflect on the big picture during idle times; when you ask yourself “what was I ……..?” more then twice while working on project its time to stop; when you start to make way-off-the-wall decisions – check your sugar level! ok not demetia related but I am a double D (dementia/diabetic); don’t try to copy/duplicate someone’s plan/design – it drives me crazy first trying to understand their description and then frustrates me in trying to make it—– get a vision of it (whatever “it” is) and use your talent to create your own; have fun – life is to short 🙂
It was something I had “learned” while making the power hacksaw but obviously didn’t stick. Hope reasoning stays with me – it seems to be my saving grace
Gord Settle photography from his FaceBook account in September 2015
All above photos are from Gord Settle’s FaceBook account at >>
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Wanted to let you know that this article will be included in the dementia “Symptom Perspectives” monthly links tonight, October 30, 2015
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