It has been 3 weeks since I “retired”, on vacation but once that is done then it is for real. In this period of time there have only been about 3 days off. It is exciting to get to the shop and work on techniques and build things. The shop is mostly clean and stays that way because the average time i spend in it is about 7 hours a day. It is humorous to me that I was concerned if I would use my time wisely, it seemed too easy to relax and let the time slip by but that has not been the case. One my most recent purchases is a lathe so I have been making blanks of spoons and spatulas, made a total of 25 blanks yesterday. I approach this the same a cooking, my former profession, completing individual tasks before starting the next. I have picked up a few refinishing jobs too so there is not much room in the shop. I find and repair furniture that we find at the transfer stations and if it doesn’t go in the house it goes to habitat for humanity, should have a couple pieces ready by this Friday when their store is open. What a great way to practice and maybe get a tax break! I will post some photos tomorrow. Thanks for reading.
-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust