I’ve been out of my shop for over 2 yrs.

Forum: Woodworking

I had to have a total hip replacement and I’m still using a Cane. I sure miss not being able to get back in the shop. I don’t feel steady enough to feed lumber through My machinery. So I’m in the process of building a remote controlled lawnmower. I can sit on a chair and cut my grass using an rc transmitter. I have a friend who can lift my lawnmower up on my assembly table. It’s been fun figuring out the electronics. I miss you guys and gals, stay safe billp

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oldrivers ...

Good to hear from you, I hope your new hip gives you a new lease on life. My Wife had hip replacement 3+ years back did wonders for her no pain no limp a real Blessing.

lightweightladylefty ...

Bill,

Your lawn mower project sounds like an interesting endeavor (way beyond my abilities). Let us know how it works.

Best wishes on a full recovery from the hip replacement. Don’t be afraid to get a second opinion if you don’t get better soon. My mom’s was misaligned and only after a second surgery (by a surgeon at Mayo who specialized in correcting botched hip replacements) did she recover fully.

L/W

Jack ...

I sure hope you get your health issues straightened our soon Bill. I read you interview again and I know you have such a passion for woodworking. Good luck.

Wes Louwagie ...

ummm I’ll take one of those also… thank you

Joe Lyddon ...

I had my Rt. Hip replaced almost 2 years ago… am back to normal now… I still have to be careful from doing certain moves BUT overall much better…

My biggest problem, now, is Cleaning the Shop so I can get back to USING IT! :)

You should be almost back to normal by this time…

How are you doing now?

Joe

oldrivers ...

Time is on your side you will be up and running before you know it, the Lawn mower project sounds very interesting keep us posted on that as well.