Yesterday I headed out into my mom’s backyard, searching for sticks and logs for my project. Let me add that it was 100° outside ~ what was I thinking? After about an hour I came in soaking wet, but I did find a wonderful pile of sticks and the perfect log.
I headed home, excited to get started cutting the wood ~ how hard could this be anyway? My husband had his band saw all set up, ready to go. I started or should I say attempted to cut my first piece of wood, which I immediately got stuck. I managed to free it, with all my fingers intact, and tried again. My second cut and the belt that turns the saw blade slipped off. Feeling rather defeated I decided to wait for my husband to get home. My dear sweet husband fixed the belt and showed me the proper way to use the saw. He watch me make a cut ~ success! My next cut and the blade broke. Cost for a new blade $40.00.
Day two, hubby decided I should use the table saw. He set it up for me and I finished cutting. The kids were so excited to see what I had been working on and they LOVED the blocks.
The blocks didn’t turn out to be completely free ($40.o0 for a new blade) or that easy (2 days to complete this easy project), but it was still worth it!