WoodForTheTrees Blog #3: Summer Bummer!

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Blog entry by WoodForTheTrees posted 06-02-2013 10:38 AM 1249 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Blah, summer schlummer!

I have somewhat of a problem next week. As you may have read in my previous blog posts, I am a furniture making student and whereas most students look forward to their summer break, I am dreading it.

I have 10 terrible weeks away from woodworking….or do I?

I have several non-woodworking commitments I have to dedicate myself to throughout the summer break such as continuing my Swedish language course, a wedding and oh yeah…I need to renovate my apartment!

I need to prioritise my Swedish course as I receive a student loan for that and we’ve all got to eat! My apartment is a long term project and takes second place because after eating, I need somewhere to live. Then comes my brother-in-law’s wedding which will be a welcome break inbetween the Swedish course and big push in the apartment.

Excitingly, I was offered the opportunity of working for Ikea in their prototyping workshop for a few weeks this summer but it would have been unpaid work and that would directly interfere with my ability to buy food and eat it.

It’s a shame that I need to eat because it would have been especially awesome to gain some experience making prototypes but, fingers crossed, I might get the opportunity again next summer.

So what woodworking can I blog about this summer?

I don’t think blogging about framing walls would be very interesting and the less said about plasterboard, the better.

Here’s what you can look forward to this summer!

• A-Team style limited tool projects – Not having a workshop full of tools is going to be hard but I love it when a plan comes together!

• Tool review – With so much to do in the apartment I might need to buy a new tool!

• Project showcase – With one year completed and one year to go, I have a backlog of projects to show.

• Articles – I have some interesting articles planned and a collaboration article with a fellow woodworker to look forward to!

So check out my blog WoodForTheTrees for all this and more!

Looks like the summer won’t be such a bummer after all!

-- Lee Dodd of WoodForTheTrees

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