A Ripping Good Day

Last Update: July 11, 2019

Isn't the English language wonderful. Not only can I have a Ripping Good Day but I did it while Ripping.

In English the word Ripping can have 2 definitions. It can be a superlative as well as a descriptive term.

So today I had a Ripping good day while ripping.

It seems that my neighbor has been doing a bit of planing. This process takes a board and cuts off the flat part of the board. This leaves a smooth surface and sets the dimension(thickness) of the boards. He has spent the last several days with a stack of aromatic Cedar destined for the inside of his daughter's closets.

While he was planing all of these boards (The stack above is about 2/3 of the total and about 400 board feet of lumber), I was setting up my tools and building work tables to make the shop more user friendly.

Joe would pop in occasionally when he was taking a break from planing and check on my progress.

I had just set up my table saw and I saw a light go on in his eyes. His table saw was missing a fence. In order to use it he was clamping a makeshift fence to his table and using that. My saw has a very nice Bessemer Fence. He hatched an idea.

The bottom line...we ended up trimming the widths of all of this wood with my saw, ear protection,gloves and about 6 hours of time. When you cut a board lengthwise, it is called ripping. We worked hard, had a good time together and got the wood all dimensioned and ready for him to install.

We had a ripping good time Ripping.

I love it when a plan comes together. 3 months ago, this shop was a pile of shrubbery. Now we are able to create value. This project was just the first of many.


Building this Brick and Mortar business is much like an online business. The amount of investment is much larger but focus and time are required both online and off. I can equate it to the building to your website. The building is the address of your business (Your URL). Setting up the tools and work flow as I'm doing now is like creating your initial pages. Your about me, your home page. Things that must be in place for everything else to happen.

The projects and product that we will be creating are like your blog posts. You need to design them, then put the pieces together and finally apply the finishing touches. We are after the same thing. In my case, I will need customers to buy my products. In yours, you will need readers that convert to your offers.

Eventually, it should all come to fruition.


I hope you have a ripping good time with your online endeavors. I'm certainly having some in my shop.

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TonyJS Premium
Awesome! Keep ripping it up!!
Tony
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Labman Premium Plus
I will continue to make some serious sawdust.
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ValerieJoy Premium Plus
It's always good to read about success and you and your neighbour have certainly made the best of ripping good day.

And, Craig, there is a third way to use the word ripping, but I'll leave that to you to guess. Well, at least I can say there's none of that kind around here, to my knowledge :)

Having a ripping weekend :)
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Labman Premium Plus
Yes, I do know the third definition. I didn't want my blog to go in that direction.
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ValerieJoy Premium Plus
Fair enough, Craig. I absolutely agree with you :)
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DarrenNicola Premium
Thanks, every day is a ripping good day here in Australia.
Darren :)
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Labman Premium Plus
Nice.
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Mick18 Premium
Thanks, I had a ripping good day also.
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FKelso Premium
Ripping boards -- in my life, I'm more often ripping up paper.

Glad you have a shop. Every man should have one.
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Labman Premium Plus
It is our He/She shed. Julie and I are sharing the space and quality time together.
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FKelso Premium
Excellent -- glad you are sharing.
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