Life Without a Shop!

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Blog entry by mnpete posted 08-01-2011 04:39 PM 808 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’re back in Minnesota for a couple days to pack up the house…and shop! I’ve been working out of the new office in Denver for about a month now and have been without a workshop this whole time! The house hunting continues but we haven’t found that perfect place yet.

All I can do is live vicariously through all my online woodworking brothers and sisters!

I’m jealous of everyone here making sawdust!

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#1 posted 08-01-2011 04:49 PM

You will get your workshop before you know it. Hang in there. I went about 2 1/2 years without a workshop after my old house and shop were destroyed in a flood…longest and worst time of my life.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#2 posted 08-01-2011 05:01 PM

I just finished going about a year with no shop… it’s so nice to get back into the sawdust! hang in there. :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#3 posted 08-01-2011 05:03 PM

OUCH Greg! Sorry that happened to you!

Love your boxes, by the way. Thanks for posting about the grinder and sanding technique. It’s something I’d like to try one day.

My wife and I were reading through your “Jerk” thread just two minutes ago! She tuned in quick to the idea that others are going to see her box and want that guy to make more! He’s sunk!

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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#4 posted 08-01-2011 05:08 PM

Thanks Lis! I’m enjoying your map project! Very inspiring to me to try new things and think of things and processes differently. Can’t wait to see it finished!

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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#5 posted 08-01-2011 06:11 PM

Hello Pete I live about 20 minutes outside of Denver let me know if I can help you out with anything. Also I don’t know what your looking for but there are 3 or 4 houses for sale in my neighborhood in North Evergreen.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#6 posted 08-01-2011 10:40 PM

It seems like right now ought to be a buyers market. I hope that you find something soon.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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