Minor victory thread

One of the perks of my job is to spend an hour interviewing one on one a fair number of high-profile athletes...for Canada anyways. I've done captains of NHL teams, some of the most famous curlers in the world (that don't look like me), and this morning an NFL quarterback. It's fun, but it's also really demystifying. They're just regular Joes and Janes. I do my best to set their minds at ease, but very few of them aren't actually nervous going into the interview, particularly if I'm not asking them specific questions about the game they just played or the sport in general. If I can get a good laugh out of them, that helps a lot.
 
My lil veg garden is doing very well. We have two kinds of lettuce, which have yielded about 3 family-sized salads a week, arugula, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, cilantro, jalapeños, and strawberry.

The zucchini is making fruit right now and should be able to harvest by the weekend.

I am very happy with the results. I will post some pics when I get a chance.
 
I made four mobile phone sales today and wound up at the top of today's list of employees for mobile sales (I'm in Billing and even beat out every Sales team member).

That's about $50 commission alone on a future paycheque, in addition to whatever other commission I get for this month.

It's not a LOT in the long run, but it's a good sale day for me and it'll make my manager happy.

I think this further cements my chances of winning another award later this year.
 
I made four mobile phone sales today and wound up at the top of today's list of employees for mobile sales (I'm in Billing and even beat out every Sales team member).

That's about $50 commission alone on a future paycheque, in addition to whatever other commission I get for this month.

It's not a LOT in the long run, but it's a good sale day for me and it'll make my manager happy.

I think this further cements my chances of winning another award later this year.
Just a friendly reminder to be writing these things down for resume purposes or at very least for review time. ;)
 
I made a minor financial decision that I'm a little proud of.

I bought some groceries at Sobeys the other day. The store has a small rack for DVDs and Blu-rays. There's rarely anything worth getting, but I've spotted the odd gem.

On an impulse buy, I bought the first and second seasons of Krypton on DVD. Never seen it, but I've been curious to see it. They were $20 each.

And as they sat on my coffee table, unopened, the more I regretted it. I figured I could have just as easily "legally obtained" the show.

So, I returned them and got about $45 put back on my Visa. It's not much in the long run, but where I'm trying to pay off debt, I'm glad I did it.
 
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Had time this weekend to get an old Stanley no. 5 iron razor sharp and set up for work. It cuts so nicely now.

Followed these 2 videos


That's awesome! I'm waiting for new frog screws for mine, the ones it currently has are too short and were only holding by a thread. Unfortunately they are a odd size (12/20) finding 20 tpi screws is hard
 
That's awesome! I'm waiting for new frog screws for mine, the ones it currently has are too short and were only holding by a thread. Unfortunately they are a odd size (12/20) finding 20 tpi screws is hard
Where are you sourcing the screws? Do the modern Stanley planes use and different thread count?

I am a hobbyist at best and don't know ton about these tools. Slowly working up my knowledge.

Are you into hand tool work?
 
Where are you sourcing the screws? Do the modern Stanley planes use and different thread count?

I am a hobbyist at best and don't know ton about these tools. Slowly working up my knowledge.

Are you into hand tool work?
eBay. I don't know about the new ones.

I dabble in woodworking. I'm making a second electric guitar from scratch (except the fretboard with slots pre cut) right now and my plane fell apart because the screws gave.
 
This is gonna sound weird but it's incredible the amount of stuff I can do now. I've lived with itchy skin under my beard for like 10 years. Why? Why did I not just get some argan oil and boar's hair brush and take care of myself?

Anyways I bought some argan oil and a boar's hair brush and my face feels amazing.

No longer worried about inflicting rug burn on other people.
 
eBay. I don't know about the new ones.

I dabble in woodworking. I'm making a second electric guitar from scratch (except the fretboard with slots pre cut) right now and my plane fell apart because the screws gave.
DUDE!
That's a goal for me too! What type ?tele? That seems the most approachable. What woods are you using? And you are going to install the fret wire and radius and level them? Are you using a template for layout? Sorry for all the questions!

That dream is a bit further down the road, but I am eager to try it.
 
DUDE!
That's a goal for me too! What type ?tele? That seems the most approachable. What woods are you using? And you are going to install the fret wire and radius and level them? Are you using a template for layout? Sorry for all the questions!

That dream is a bit further down the road, but I am eager to try it.
Lol.

Thinline tele, my neighbor gave me a massive piece of mahogany I'm using for the back and I bought a piece of book-matched maple burl for the top.

I traced my tele for the shape and am just measuring for pickup placement and layout.

Fretwork I find tedious but it needs to be done as I bought a pre-slotted fretboard from stewmac and a roasted maple neck blank.

It's going to be for my Dad's birthday next year as he is turning 65. I'm honestly enjoying building guitars more than playing right now.
 
Lol.

Thinline tele, my neighbor gave me a massive piece of mahogany I'm using for the back and I bought a piece of book-matched maple burl for the top.

I traced my tele for the shape and am just measuring for pickup placement and layout.

Fretwork I find tedious but it needs to be done as I bought a pre-slotted fretboard from stewmac and a roasted maple neck blank.

It's going to be for my Dad's birthday next year as he is turning 65. I'm honestly enjoying building guitars more than playing right now.
Sounds great! I'd sure like to see a pic when you're done.
I am assuming a natural finish to highlight the burl? What are you planning on using?
 
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