Unfortunately I’ve had a muscle tear in my back shoulder for the past month which has really hindered me with sharpening saws, this has been very frustrating to say the least when I see a great big pile of saws to refurbish and dwindling stocks of completed saws ready for sale in our stock room. I’ve had injuries and muscle tears in the past including a frozen shoulder which I hope to never experience again but hopefully will regain full movement again soon without the constant ache that is currently present.
The muscle/s in this area are repairing and there has significantly less pain now than after I got that first burning sensation. Yes, it was caused by over doing it, where I had a particularly ‘tough saw’ (being very polite there) that I was determined to sharpen before the end of the day.
The muscle injuries I’ve had in the past were usually due to muscle fatigue caused by repetitious work but over the years I’ve learnt it only clears up with time and a reduction of the task/s that caused it rather than complete rest.
As the injured area gets better I will slowly step up production and will leave those very awkward large toothed saws alone for a while. I did a couple of saws last week and hopefully a few more this week but it may take a few weeks to get beck to normal where I can work on them all day.