Just to tell you that I am still alive.
I have been reading most of my buddies’ posts but did not have time to comment or post anything myself.
The reason I have been quiet is that I have resigned from my work and I am in the process of moving to another town to start a new job. I had therefore to dismantle my workshop in order to sell my home more easily.
It will probably be another 6 or 9 months before I can have a proper house of my own with a real workshop again.
Last month I was on holiday in Japan (one advantage of being temporarily jobless is that you can take 1 month long holidays…)
I think that I managed to stay rather reasonable when it came to buying tools there; even my wife asked me whether I did not want to buy more tools….
Here are the only tools I brought back to France, although many more caught my eye at one particular flea market.
The most expensive tool was probably the hatchet, although I managed to haggle a slightly lower price. Can’t wait to try it when shaping blanks for the pole lathe.
Everyone, keep posting great blog entries and projects. I don’t have much time to get involved myself but I still enjoy reading about what everyone is doing in the mean time.
-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather