There are times life’s ups and downs are indifferent to your desires. I’ve been making sawdust most of my life and because of an accident, was able to focus more time on my own projects back in 2009. I found LJ during that time and was inspired by you guys and the projects you shared to document a few of my own. I took pleasure in viewing and commenting on your accomplishments as well as sharing mine and hearing from you. I interacted on a regular basis and met the best people here on LJ for a couple of years.
Unfortunately, I had an economic pitfall in 2012 which hindered my ability and even access to making sawdust. I had to move and regroup. It was necessary to leave my shop for over 2 years, find a place I could afford and focus on a plan of restoring my independence. I am happy to say that I have moved (still in Louisiana :), bought a place in the country, w/ plenty of room and am on the road to recovering. I became interested in wood turning just before my hardship so I’ve relocated, to the new property, that part of my shop for wood turning and enough tools to create small flat work projects as well.
Although I’ve been here 9 mo. the property needed and still needs a lot of work and “fixing up as it were’. But, I am knee deep into completing this effort towards a goal of restoring my passionate hobby, making new and imaginative saw dust. I’ve receive posts from many for which I am thankful.
I’ve got a few new projects to share, will soon have more and am anxious to share them here in the near future.
-- Gator, Louisiana