I thought I’d share with you a big discovery I made this weekend in the new shop: books!
And lots of them!
While taking a break from working on the house I thought I’d bust open the two large, containers in the corner of the shop that I knew had a bunch of old woodworking magazines in them. Boy, was there more than just magazines!
I had glanced inside the boxes prior to putting an offer on the house so I already knew they were magazines, manuals, plans, etc. in there. What I didn’t realized was how many books were in there too!
Here, take a look for yourself:
Yeah, that’s what I said too…
As soon as I found the first ten or so I decided to stack them on the bench to get a better idea of what I was dealing with. Soon I had the four large stacks you saw above. I was like a kid on Christmas!
I even found six or seven more books after I took that picture.
After I took a closer look at what I had I realized many of these books are on my Amazon wish list! And as we all know, woodworking books aren’t cheap!
Here’s a closer look at each stack:
And here’s shot of the containers AFTER I removed the books:
As you can see, there are a ton of old magazines in there as well. Heck, I even found a few that weren’t even opened yet!
Also, I found several plans, old Grizzly catalogs, and a few manuals. I was a little surprised there wasn’t more manuals. Especially considering the large tools would require having a manual around for service.
That’s until I opened the filling cabinet next to the boxes:
That thing is full of manuals, plans, drawings, weird pieces of sandpaper, and even a few books. I’ve still got a lot of work to do just to sort through that filling cabinet but I’ll save that for another day.
Since my wife and I are book hounds to begin with we’re super excited about this find!
I say “we” because Meredith (my wife or a.k.a SWMBO) found several book on outdoor projects, built-ins, storage, etc. that has already given her ideas for the house…
Well, that’s it until next time! Be sure to check out my SmugMug site for full size pictures with captions.