Yesterday my lovely Lady Wife was headed down to Tacoma to help our friend Peggy set up a Point of Sale system at her needleworking/embroidery shop. This presented a nice opportunity as Peggy’s husband Joel is also a woodworker – so I invited him up to my workshop to help finish my garage workbench. (LJ project page at the link.)
Joel and I got a nice early start, sorted out the pieces I’d precut, and built a jig for assembling the legs.
Then we took a break to head up to Poulsbo where Captain Phil Harris (skipper of Cornelia Marie on the TV show Deadliest Catch) was introducing his new line of coffee’s. (I’ve long admired Cap’n Phil.)
We took a lunch break afterwards and spent a little while at the Borg Box drooling over tools. Back to the shop where we hit it hard and finished up the workbench over the course of the afternoon.
The view from the workbench:
The pool and deck are mine, but the house is actually our neighbors. Our house is off to the right and can’t been seem without leaning out the window.
By the time we were done, it was getting on towards dinner time. Our wives had already knocked off for the day and were at the mall… So Joel and I headed down to Tacoma to meet them for dinner. We ended up eating at a BBQ joint with a live jazz trio.
A day spent making sawdust with a long time friend, a significant project done and done well, an evening with friends over BBQ and beer with kick ass live music, meeting a hero of mine…
Folks, it just doesn’t get much better.
-- Derek, Bremerton WA --