When you have 83 degree temperatures and sunny skies, you can expand your little shop quite a bit!
It definitely helps with light and dust control!
And the neighbors are great because they know if they need something, all they have to do is come on over.
(OK, except for that one neighbor lady who waves at me with “that” finger…
I call her Gladis Craviits.)
And, while I was doing some plant removal out front to start some new landscaping, my friends showed up to offer suggestions, and to grab a bug or two!
It’s eery at how they can silently just show up, as big as they are.
(throw them some bread crumbs and you have a friend for life!) lol
With most of the machines rolled out, there is plenty of room at the bench.
You wouldn’t believe how much time is spent sitting there just working quietly on a project listening to a ball game or the sports channel or NPR/BBC.
(Man, that is just what the doctor ordered!)
With most of the portable equipment rolled out, this allows me to get at some of the lumber stock better as well.
There is a TON more lumber stored behind the bench in a big dead space against the wall.
This is a shot looking out from the door to the utility room.
Dusty woodworkers are only allowed to come in through that door…lol
(Have to have my sports, celebrity and historical photos hanging in the shop naturally!)
And when play time is over, everything has to roll back inside.
It all fits nicely, and I’m always on the look out for an extra foot here or there to fit another machine.
Hey, I don’t drink, smoke or gamble, so I have to spend it on something ! LOL
The banner is for my home team, the Chicago Bears who have unfortunately taken it on the chin the last couple of weeks.
There are a lot of nicer shops displayed on our site, but this place is heaven on earth to me.
My wife who is the sweetest woman alive just can’t understand how I can spend ALL DAY out there and come in at night as happy as a lark.
I give her a hug and tell her that it’s just too hard to explain.
Thanks and have a great day.
-- Retirement suits me fine !