Moving my shop across country has had many unanticipated challenges. But mainly, I just do not have the energy or finances to complete the shop before i start using it. I expect even if I had the cash, my shop would always be a work in progress, and not having turned out any of my designs in a while has me feeling low.
So, I am going ahead with projects as-is, and will make do as i find issues.
I am currently completing a set of small tables I have had drawings of for awhile. So this is what I call my shaker project, the first project in the new shop that allows me to shake out the wrinkles. It has highlighted some deficiencies, such as a pattern vise and veneer press, which I have rectified.
It has also highlighted some machine and room deficiencies, mainly that I have 5 extra machines waiting to be rebuilt that are taking up space. So I am trying to make a point to work on those, and probably sell them off when they are done. I guess I just don’t have the room or energy for two hobbies.
What i have done is wired in a few circuits for some of the bigger machines
I am also trying to better record my process as I build pieces, so a better camera and lighting are also on the burner.
I have some more pictures of the workshop in that section of lumberjocks. I would love to hear what people think. http://lumberjocks.com/JuniorJoiner/workshop
-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.