I have had a facination of wood for as long as I can remember. My first project was carviing a bass fishing plug. The first time I tried it I caught a large mouth bass, and a seagull picked it up and tried to carry it away.
Still have it today. Looks better than some of the stuff that I”ve done over the years
As I accumulated tool and equipment over the years, I took up more and more space. The car was always parked in the driveway…..my wife loved that! We finally bought a house with a two car garage. Yea, you guessed it…It wasn’t all that long before my tools and machines started flowing over into my wife’s car space. She was again back out in the driveway.
The large majority of my woodworking has been to build jigs and fixtures. I loved the challenge! I would make some toys or other small items for the neighbors. I built storage cabinets and small pieces of furniture for other people for money. But my goal was to insure that all my machines had the jigs and fixures that I felt I would need when I had a “real shop” of my own.
I’ve wanted my own woodshop since I was 8 or 9 years old. After sixty years of purchasing machines and hand tools I finally was able to build the workshop of my dreams. After I finish a horizonal/vertical router table that I’m working on, I will consider the shop complete. My dreams will now be complete. Or so I thought.
I have a prediction that I would like present to all of you that are, obviousy, of the same lumber and sawdust mind like mine.
Unfortunately, due to the morgage rate upheaval I will lose my house and property in the next couple of months. My financial situation dictates that I move to a small dwelling with no hope for a shop.
Here’s where I need your thoughts. I was thinking that I would find someone who likes woodworking and has the space for a shop. I would give, free of charge, all my equipment and tools, and therefore use of, under the condition that I could recreate my shop and use the shop when I wanted to.
Thank you for any input you may have.