So, I find myself here contemplating how to get back working on wood. I’ve spent so long painting and patching drywall at this point that I frankly am having to start from scratch to some extent. So, I figured I’d ramble on a bit here because I know how great the advice has always been here.
With Christmas coming up, I had thought of building a tool tote for my son, to go along with a few tools I’m buying for him to work on his own projects. I still want to build my sister-in-law that hope chest as well. This still doesn’t come close to addressing the fact that I’ll need a workbench!
However, one overriding thing to keep in mind skill. I frankly lacked it before my hiatus, and skill is lost when you’re not using it. I need to relearn how to do a few things and simply learn how to do more. As such, I’m thinking the workbench might be a bit out of reach for the time being. If I do it, I want to do it right, so I’ll probably hold off for a bit there.
The tool tote looks like the simplest project, so I guess that’s a good place to start. I have to figure out the best method for joining the sides, and I want to build something in there for chisels to sit in, preventing him from accidentally cutting himself on them. Of course, I’m not sure how wise it is to buy him chisels in the first place, but that’s another topic for another time.
I haven’t had a chance to look at any tool tote designs, so I’m not even sure what’s out there on the ‘net, though I suspect there’s plenty. Any advice anyone wants to offer would be greatly appreciated. The only thing I know I want from this is to learn, so I’ve already ruled out the tote ends at Lee Valley. I already can do that one ;)
-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!