Greetings fellow woodworkers,
I recently had back surgery and haven’t been able to do much in the shop other than draw and sketch out ideas. My surgeon told me a way to deal with chronic pain is to get almost “obsessed” with a hobby or project, so that the first the you think of in the morning, waking up at 3 or 4am, is your project, not your pain. I am also a professional pianist, but can’t sit at the bench a practice for very long.
So here is the result of my first obsession. I pulled out every tool I have and made a place for it in or on the tool chest. I drew inspiration and continue to do so from Studley, (of course,) and many of you, so thank you, thank you, thank you.
The first post is here
I put all my chisels and carving tools upfront. Nicer layout tools on the immediate inside and cheapie layout tools on the back side of that. My creative process, and I know it’s different for all, works in kind of a frenzy. I need to know exactly where all my tools are, and have them ready to go, otherwise the spark and momentum will dissipate, as I’m searching for a tool, or fixing a tool, or trying to figure out how I need to do what I need to do with a different tool, when I know that I have the exact tool that will do the job and just can’t find it!
This was actually a very relaxing project and it did keep me from thinking about the pain.
I welcome all comments, ideas for improvements, ideas for other work flow, order etc.
Thanks for looking.