I had originally started this blog to document the progress of my new shop and its evolution from a “room with tools” to a fully featured, organized and outfitted shop space. We finished the interior and built the “outter room” for the compressor and cyclone. Now its just a matter of building all the cabinets, mobile bases, workstations, etc to really make the shop fun to work in!
The progress of the shop was put on-hold this summer after I got my lathe. I spent a few months making pens, stopper, etc. This is why I always hesitated in buying a latheSince the shop is overcrowded and under-organized, I have to rearrange things when I switch from 1 type of project to another (moving tools to get access, etc).
I have been working a Christmas Gift for my grandson over the last month now. As they say: 90% complete, 90% left to do. :) Once this gift is complete, I’ll probably knock out a few more small turned projects (pens, etc) just for the instant gratification and satisfaction.
Then (likely not before late December), I should be ready to START on my “fall project”. The plan is to FINALLY get around to building the workbench for the shop! I just hope that I can finish it by Spring! I don’t wan’t to have it turn into one of those projects that is measured in years to completion… There just isn’t enough room in the shop to have something that big sitting around unfinished. :)
-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner