I too have a drill doctor. I ruined 2 bits right off the start because I didn't follow the instructions to the letter. I then reread them about 4 times. After that, I can sharpen bits nearly as good as new. One trick I did learn. It tells you to rotate the bit in the holder bracket an even number of times. That is true but what they don't tell you is that you have to rotate the bit a lot of times. For example, a 1/4" bit in my hands may take rotating 30-40 times to get it sharp. You can tell when you have rotated the bit enough because the typical grinding noise will disappear the closer to sharp it is. But remember to keep the number of rotations even, i.e 20, 30, 40, etc.
BTW, I read about the motivation issue. Alot of good advise there. The only thing I didn't see was to refocus on why you bought the bus in the first place. Why did you buy it?
What were(are) your plans?
One thing also to think about, it takes on average about 1 year for a bus company to build a bus. If they have tons of resources(money, tools and people) available what makes you think that you can do your build out in less time with limited resources?
I suggest you reset your goal of when the bus is to be done. I started with mine as a 5 year project. I am 2 years into it, not as far along as I would like but I still have 3 years to go, so the pressure isn't consuming. For me at least, I spend about 60% of project time on thinking about how I am going to do it, 20% rethinking after the first 60% didn't work like I wanted and then 10% completing the project. Yours and others maybe different but maybe not. Anyway fellow busnut, I was given this saying and maybe just maybe it will help you: "If you want to achieve something that others don't, you must do things that others won't". Good Luck
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