So once again it has been a while since I had enough time to sit down and type something. Things have been.. well.. a little crazy. Since my last update, I was in process of selling my table saw..
Its gone…. and my shop is a little bare..
But that’s ok, I have no projects on the go and don’t have time restrictions on any of them… so I decided to start doing some shop modifications and the first was to hang this little drawer thing above my lathe… which I have been meaning to do for a few years… its finally done.
Then some exciting things happened…. I wrote an article for Canadian Woodworking and Home improvement that was printed in the Oct/Nov issue.. So run (don’t walk) to your nearest magazine stand and buy this magazine.. help keep this production in print..
That box was also selected as Home Hardware’s project of the month and was printed in flyers that were sent nation wide…
How cool is that? I will also be doing more of this in the future as well.
Now I know what you are thinking… “What does any of this have anything to do with New Directions.. more than just a saw?”
And I would say… “That’s a good question.”
At first the title of the new blog series New Directions was supposed to be for my not using any power tools… or as few as possible.. but it has also developed into something more… as a recent situation has somewhat forced me to leave my job and start something new that would allow me to spend more time with my family and still make ends meet.
I am quite saddened as I loved my job, but most of all I loved the people I worked with. They are amazing people and they all pooled together and bought me a gift to say good bye and good luck…
That’s right.. its a Veritas custom 4 1/2 smooth plane. First thing after sharpening the blade.. I turned a custom knob out of some spalted curly maple I had laying around. Now.. before anyone starts asking me to write a review of the plane.. the answer is no.. I will not. Its awesome, nothing else needs to be said.
I will speak on my new job at a later date.. but as you can see… New Directions is a good title as I begin this new chapter of my life.. I will have more time around my own shop and am eager to get started building stuff for the shop and will be posting more often.. woo hoo!!