Well I figured I better give a quick update. Our plan forward is to get rid of everything that will not stay. Guess I’ve been a bit of a pack rat over the last few years and it is time to give it up. My utility trailer is loaded for the second time and will hit the landfill at 8 tomorrow morning. We have a lot of recycle piles there so please don’t think we aren’t doing that because we are. I’m even getting rid of the old tools I don’t use anymore by donating them on craigslist.
My first shp was outfitted with a Shopsmith Mark V that was given to me by my father-in-law in 1975. He had used it since he received it as a Christmas gift in 1954. I used it exclusively until 2002 when I started outfitting my dream shop for retirement. One year my wife even bought me a bunch of new parts for the Mark V including a brand new motor that never got installed since the other kept running like a Swiss watch until the day it left. A craigslist post ended up with a new woodworker and his buddy coming by to load it up. He was so excited I didn’t have the heart to take any money from him. I wished him many years of woodworking, gave him all my shop smith tools, parts, books etc and opened up the first corner on this do over.
For those of you who’s first thought is why didn’t I pass it on to Tyler, you must know his eyes are more focussed on all the new stuff in the shop. He will be spending at least a day a week over here once school let’s out.
I took a few shot today that still look cluttered but I finish today’s post with a good feeling that we are making progress.
-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge