My first Blog!
For those that haven’t noticed, I don’t have any pictures (or even a description) of my shop. There is a perfectly good reason for that. I DON’T HAVE A SHOP YET!!! For that, I don’t have a good reason. I can rationalize all day long as to why, life is busy, what with work and everything and my friends are always asking for help with their handyman projects. But the truth is it is my fault (see, I can be responsible; responsible for everything that goes wrong).
I have been “Motivationally Challenged” most of my adult life. That is to say, I’m really good (great actually) at kicking back with a beer, watching TV, Surfing the net and napping (all at the same time, on many occasions). None of these “Pastimes” are inherently bad. It has been said and I believe, Everything in moderation (especially sobriety). Watching the TV News keeps me up to date on current events, weather and such, that’s a good thing right? I only found LumberJocks by web surfing and what a great find it has turned out to be! Who could deny that LJ’s and all the members, is/are not the BEST!!! Recharging ones batteries by napping, need I say more. Well all that, combined with real life is exhuasting and time consuming which has prevented me from actually setting up my basement workshop. Oh, did I mention that I am also a great procrastinator. Why do today, what I can put off ‘til tomorrow, I always say! Enough of this! I have decided that TODAY IS TOMORROW or TOMORROW IS TODAY (you know what I mean)!!!
My goal is to build a 75’ X 50’ (3750 sqft) shop, with a cyclone DC with ducting everywhere, an aircraft carrier for a TS/Outfeed table, and every tool & machine you can imagine, all the bells & whistles, ”A true woodworkers paradise”. However, since the basement is (maybe) only a combined 600 sq FT, with only 250 to 275 sqft devoted to the shop, I don’t think it will be possible. Y’all know that saying: 10 lb. of $h!T in a 5 lb bag. Time to come back to reality, what a bummer! Rather than a grandiose refuge,..... sanity, space and budget demand a more cozy, intimate lair.
I’m hoping that this blog will help my Motivationally Challenged self to keep on the ”straight & narrow” path to workshopdom. I fiqure if I blogged about the transformation of my Basement Dungeon into a Woodworkers Lair, I would be forced to persevere in spite of my inherent character flaws. To that end, I have a favor, no a demand of ALL LumberJocks! Should I faulter or wane in my mission, please “PM” me and give me the proverbial ”Swift kick in the A$$”!!! When the shop is completed (as if any shop is ever completed), I will give LJ’s due credit for it’s completion. Should I fail in my mission, It will be my fault alone (however, I will still blame Any & All entities I can)!!!
As Porky Pig would say: “TTTThat’s aaaall folks (for now)!!!
In my next installment, I will include some before pictures and report on actual progress. Until then, just remember: wherever you go…..There you are!
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!