A Lumber Jerk in Paris…
Setting up a second workspace
What do you do when you are retired from work due to health, your fiancé lives in Paris and you in Copenhagen, and are a real Lumber Jerk?
You go shopping in Paris! (On your bicycle!!!)
The fact that I spend so much time here (one of four weeks a month), made me want to have some hobby when I’m here, and also to be able to stand good when I can do some work (when my health allow me), I try to draw, and to read, but I missed the chance to do a little woodworking when I am here, so the solution came yesterday, when I was in BHV (a warehouse) looking for bolts and nuts for some fellow LJ’s.
And this was how the shopping looked when I unpacked (amazing what you get for 50 Euro)...
It could have been called nightmare in IKEA!
Ok there are not a lot that can’t be handled when you open a good bottle of Bordeaux and your favorite hat! (even a strong neck pain).
And here we are hand cut dovetail baguette, and a glass of Bordeaux, what more can you ask for?
Ok perhaps a beautiful woman preparing dinner! I’ll give it to you.
And here it is in front of the window.
I’m planning to make a table top for it also, so it can doubble for me as a drawing desk, where I can sit infront of the window and draw, so I can injoy the light and the life on the street.
The last three years I have been traveling to Paris once every four weeks, not for luxury, not for business, no but for nothing less than love. The reason is the most amazing woman Caroline (the woman in red cutting baguette in LJ style), she lives here with her two boys Noe and Ruben – and I live in Copenhagen with my daughter Mathilde. Since the kids have mothers and fathers in their own countries Caroline and I have decided that life will be like this until they are big enough, so one of us can change country. (Probably another 5-6 years). So Caroline come to Copenhagen every 4 weeks and I go to Paris, so in this way we see each other twice a month.
Caroline is working for the National library, so she usually comes 3-4 days, and I’m retired, so I can come and spend a week.
I have made a review of the Wolfcraft 200 workstation, if you want’s to know more.
Hope it can be to some inspiration, or perhaps a travel to Paris,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.