Shooting redheads

Posted by Ken Campbell February 22, 2012 1 Comment 828 views

Construction Update:
The wall has been built, to hide the backstock area where the washer and dryer are going to go. Another good use of the old fence planks from a project three years back. The racks have all been welded and the kayak rack is on the wall already, almost set in place. The board racks still need to be drilled and mounted and the rolling rack just needs a few more bolts added (to hold the casters on.) Bookshelf still needs some work, but I can’t see it taking too long. Mary has done a bunch of painting and will hopefully have it done today.
I don’t know if it will be done on time, but it might be.
Injury Update:
I used a low-velocity nail gun to fix the base of the wall to the concrete floor last week and, even though I didn’t notice any pain at the time, it seems I’ve done a bit of tendon/ligament damage to my left wrist. The recoil on the gun was fairly substantial, which is also the way I’d describe the pain that I’m feeling in the aftermath. The small explosive charges (redheads) that fire the nail through the 2×4 and down into the cement pack a wallop, which is something that I knew about, but apparently I didn’t do the job exactly right, ergonomically speaking. I’m wearing a brace on the wrist now and hoping that the immobilization will make it feel better.
Aaaarrrrgh.

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