Soon I will be reunited with my love that was taken from me about two years ago. On April 4th, I will be reunited with my house and, most importantly, my workshop after a very long divorce that went on for almost two years. I can hardly wait. I have been lost without my hobby and went through several months of sawdust withdrawal. Agonizing!
But with the settlement complete, I will be able to get my fix every day!
From the pictures provided during the settlement conference, it is clear that the workshop became a dumping/storage area for things that were inconvient to store in the house or garage. I’ll be spending most of April clearing that stuff out and getting the shop and tools back to operational order. Since most of the tools were covered, I am hoping that the surface rust is at a minimum, but with the power off and hence the dehumidifier off, the Pacific Northwest is particularly unkind to unfinished steel.
I also am not looking forward to ridding the workshop of the uninvited guests (mice, rats, squirrels) that may have taken up residence in my absence, but hopefully, the warmer weather will have most of them critters outside and I’ll just have to clean up their winter quarters.
I am also looking forward to a few “wacky” projects to let the neighborhood know that the crazy woodworker is back. So I’m thinking of taking one of those wood dinosaur kits that you see in the craft shops, scanning it into my CAD program, scaling it up (how about 1” = 1’), and then cutting the pieces our on my CNC machine. How about a 12’ Stegosaurus in the front yard. That will get some attention, I’m sure.
-- The Pacific Northwest - where men are men and trees are scared.