I woke up this morning and saw there was a new dusting of snow on the ground, so it appears winter is not giving up just yet. I flipped on the weather channel to see what the temperature was and saw 29 degree f. That wasn’t going to deter me from my plans. I started a fire in the fire place (the back side of the fire place and chimney are inside my garage/shop so the fire heats the house and the shop) so I could get rid of all the small scraps and cut-offs I had pilling up.
My shop and tools have been neglected for the past several weeks, so I wanted to spend some time fine tuning the adjustments on the DeWalt and blow the dust off of the surfaces of the rest of the tools. I also wanted to start the next project: a valet/charging station. I picked up some really nice wood (no idea what kind as of yet) from some pallets at work that looked too good to be used as a pallet and wanted to start working the wood to get rid of all the rough surfaces.
I wound up cleaning the shop and using all of my big tools except the scroll saw (which reminds me I need to get a new belt.) In the process I filled the trash can with wood shavings I had just made: I love the smell of saw dust in the morning, afternoon, and evening!
-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.