I spent a little time with the maintenance on the logsplitter. Cleaned the engine drive shaft and pump shaft, and the new LJ couplings using a Dremel and wire wheel attachment. Then sprayed it all with Liquid Wrench and wiped down. I installed the coupler on the pump shaft and THIS TIME I left enough gap for the puller arms to get into, thinking ahead to the day that I will eventually have to replace it. I am waiting for the "spider insert" to come in the mail. I realized that I bought the "standard" when I should have gotten the "heavy duty". Hopefully this will come in time for the weekend.
Then I got to spend time in my shop. For the gifts I am making there are 40 cherry pieces that needed a "bullnose" (router table) and a "rabbet" (two separate table saw cuts). All of that was accomplished last night over a few hours. My fingers are so tired of pushing wood, but I still have all ten of them. Before I can continue I need to pick up some things at a woodworkers supply store, which may not be for another day or two. Still thinking that this is going to come down to the wire, meaning I'll probably finish on Dec 24. I need to start this stuff in the SUMMER from now on. Again, can't show any pictures at this time because gift recipients view my blog.
Oh, my friend called me last night to say we're on for Sushi this Saturday. So what, you ask? Well, this was for a "set up" date with a lovely, single lady. I have met her twice and it looks like there is mutual interest, so my friend and his wife arranged a get together.