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I've been a little under the weather this past few weeks and I believe i'm finally getting over some of it and getting back around. I had a mean upper respiratory infection and had to get over it as I am having my left knee replaced. All the meds sorta put me down for a few weeks and I didn't have much energy. So anyway, I'm getting a new knee for Christmas as I will go into the hospital on December 23. You won't get a Friday post from me next week. I have been trying this week to finish as much as I can for Christmas and get it out before I am down for a few weeks. We make a lot of Green Egg Tables and I was contacted to see if we could make one for another brand of ceramic smoker called a Kamato Joe. They are just like the Green Eggs only different sizes so we adjusted our plan and made this one for a Christmas gift. I had a very good friend drop by the shop and wanted my help with a retirement gift for a co-worker. They are having a custom rifle built for him and they ordered a Boyd's hardwood custom stock. I was ask to drill a hole in this brand new stock to insert a Challenge Coin. They wanted to put it deep enough in so it could be covered with epoxy. I was a little nervous about drilling into this stock and messing up a total custom project but I think it turned out and they were happy with it. Then it was back to the oak cabinet doors I cut out and milled up a while back. I got them all mortised and tenons and glued up, well not all of them yet, there are 16 to do so I got 6 in the first gluing. Them routed out part of the groove so I can have glass put in the doors. Cleaned up the corners with a chisel while the next batch is in the clamps. That's about it for me right now. I'm waiting on the local Gas Department to get my gas line relocated so I can connect the gas heat back up in the shop. The cold weather has hit and now I need heat. Looks like they will finish today and I can get the inside piped up and back to some good warm gas heat. So what has been going on in your shop or what last minute plans do you have for this last weekend before Christmas? I, along with others here at TPW love to see all the projects you are working on and your weekend plans. I have seen several that I am going to catch up on while I am down these next weeks. Since I won't do a Friday Post for Christmas weekend, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas to me, I get a new knee!!!