PWD Gord Settle September 2015

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“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

 Gord Settle It all started with a cast steel tablesaw extension that I have had around for years (can be seen in the second picture as the “base” for the cutting area and vise). Machined surface 🙂 and a nice ring when struck with a hammer :).

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 🙂
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UPDATE October 8, 2015
Frustration and confusion abounded as I went to work on revamping the squirrel cage on the house heating system so it was time to walk. As I sat on a stump while the Bug was searching out grouse I noticed this squirrel and the bounty-full array of pine cones. There was such a oneness to what it was doing… small branch; one small squirrel; eating one small cone…..then it came to me why I was so frustrated and confused over fan – I wasn’t focusing on one part of the project but was trying to work on the whole project.
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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One thought on “PWD Gord Settle September 2015

  1. Hello Gord,
    Wanted to let you know that this article will be included in the dementia “Symptom Perspectives” monthly links tonight, October 30, 2015
    I would like to thank you for sharing your lived experience. My hope is that these words and projects can become valuable resources for change in relationships, treatment, and policies.
    Much thanks,


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