My vacation is almost over… I’ve been off work for a couple of weeks now, which has been great on getting stuff done in the shop, but that’s about to end. Next week, I get back under way and start my travel-heavy work schedule. That means today, with a short pause to photograph a friend’s wedding (civil ceremony, not a lot of pomp & Circumstance, and Not a paid gig (I’m a pro photographer by trade)) I’m going to do as much sorting and putting away as I can. I’m ‘close’ to finding the back corner of the shop finally… but I have a mountain of stuff to go through.
I ordered a couple of new tools yesterday from woodcraft;
An edge band clamp, a collet chuck for the lathe and a set of forstner bits. I’m going to have ‘limited’ time in the shop going forward, and small projects (or lots of small steps on bigger ones) are going to be the rule from here on out. I figure the collet chuck and the forstner bits will help me make some birdhouse ornaments for christmas season, and the band clamp is for a slew of art boxes coming up .
I have one large project underway right now, which I hope to finish up on Monday, I’m in the middle of building a set of Jake’s Chair adirondacks for the yard. I Fear, however I’m going to wind up about three important pieces short, so I may have to go buy more wood. oh darn.
One of the things I am going to un-earth today (getting a late start I know, but I’ll get out there eventually…) is my DC. It’s a pitiful little 3/4 hp Jet, built back when Jet tools were Blue instead of white. It is only good for strictly one tool at a time, but it is already here, paid for long ago, and it does work. I’m going to save up for a HF DC eventually.
Thanks for checking in, I’ll post some update pics later tonight
-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com