Did you ever wonder what it would be like to NOT be able to walk into your shop and use your tools for an extended period of time?
Well I am here to tell you that it isn’t a bit of fun! It just sucks in fact!
I recently relocated to beautiful Carson City, Nevada. When the opportunity presented itself I leaped since Lake Tahoe is on my top 3 favorite places list and the other two are within 5 hours of driving. But I still have a house to sell in Indiana so I am living in an apartment while trying to find a house to rent with a garage or out building large enough to house my woodworking toys (er I mean tools.)
I knew I would miss my shop but it turns out I really really really miss my shop! It is my place to get away from the world and let my mind wander to another time and place, it’s truly therapeutic.
Once my house in Indiana sells I plan on buying or building a house but central on my mind right now is the sweet shop I have all drawn up and ready for a foundation. I choose post and beam construction of course and I use Visio for all of my drawings.
I have also kept myself busy reading books on Craftsman furniture, furniture design and finishing. And I also find that I am noticing cool furniture as I explore my new home, since I live in the wild west now there are a lot of cool places with some very cool pieces of furniture, you can get all kinds of great ideas by paying attention.
So if you ever find yourself in this same spot don’t fret, use the time to dream and plan your future projects or the ultimate shop, I have a whole list of things I want to do once I get my shop set up again, I hope it happens soon!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, we all have much to be thankful for!
-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau