I like most have limited time in my shop whether school events for children, spending time with my wife, holidays or work so sometimes it is a week or two before I end up back in my happy place. Last night was one of those times and as I thought on what to do with this precious time my options ran through my head. Should I sharpen my planes and chisels? Or maybe work on a cabinet I started, or finish a small box that frustrated me??
It was at this moment that I realized in times like that I needed to complete something and wasn’t close to the end on the two projects I had going, need hinges for one and the other I have just started. Lucky with small children there are many things you can build in an evening. I ended up building a stool. Simple and lacking any difficulty at all but I reconnected with my tools shop and felt a little bit of accomplishment which makes me want to tackle my larger project.
I am curios if anyone is in the same boat, or do most of us just step back in as though they were in the shop yesterday?? I almost think my shop gets offended if I am away for a while and needs me to produce a finished product.
-- why get a plan when you can get even more experience