What a great idea to build a shop outside, to hold tools during the summer months—no more lugging wood up and down the basement stairs; being able to go outside and work with the wind as a source of dust collection; being able to enjoy the natural light—and most of all saving on hydro (no need to run all of those lights.)
Yes indeed; a great plan.
And so today, with my daughter’s birthday coming up I am working on a new project (I’ll write about this in another blog). Fortunately we are also building the storage shed outside and thus the mitre saw (my main cutting equipment) has been lugged upstairs and is now in our “Summer Shed” (almost)—it’s currently just sitting on our deck underneath a tarp.
Oh joy, oh joy, I get to work outside. How very exciting. But first, I need to run the wood through the planer and that is still in the basement. And here is where things change: upon finishing the wood preparation downstairs, I started climbing the steps only to be gradually met with hot humid air that had me wanting to go back down into the dark dungeon where it was so beautifully cool!
Upstairs – hot. Outside. Really hot—and humid. Downstairs – cool and refreshing!
Hmm and now it’s raining. So here I sit, with the saw outside covered up and unusable. My wood waiting. And me, well, I’m sitting here in this stuffed up, humid, hot room (had to close the windows because of the high winds/rain), wishing…..
I should be in the Winter Shop. What am I thinking?? !!!
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)