So, as the new blog series begins, and as the title indicates.. there is a new direction for my woodshop and this is the start of that new direction.
If you have been following… (or not, since I have been too busy to post here in a long time) I have been working in my free time building coffee grinder boxes for a guy who sells them at craft shows.
TA DA!!! The final 15 for a grand total over the last year of just over 100.
And even this really awesome box elder (Manitoba Maple)
Between my full time job, my part time job and my family… I don’t really have free time. So it has taken me a long time to finally finish his order. I also alluded in the past that because these coffee grinders have taken up my shop, and my free time, I have been dreading going in there, and I have not done anything for myself in a really long time. So… I made the decision a while ago to stop working in MY shop for other people.
I want to hand tool woodwork, and I have been selling off the few power tools that remain, and I am down to one….
My son (6 yrs) and I start disassembly on this thing tomorrow evening.. when I get home from part time job. It will then be picked up next weekend. Sorry Bobby, I am keeping my South Park magnet. Once gone… my son and I will start turning the space into a hand tool only shop. We start by making a saw till for my saws, and a new bench for him to work on, and maybe even a smaller scale saw bench for him as well. Then… start the bucket list of crazy awesome period recreations.
We are really lucky, as we have the other half of the basement as well, and that area will become my marquetry studio..
They chevy is about half done, and I have everything I need to finish it.
I somehow feel free of a burden…