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A winter picture (exterior-Feb.2009) of my future workshop/sculpture studio. The interior is so filled with cut elm trees and building supplies that I am too embarrassed at this time to even want to post a .jpg of it…. maybe next summer as my work progress gets me to the cleaning and organizing stage of this future workspace.

-- Rick, south Sweden


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mafe

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#1 posted 1325 days ago

Sure looks wonderful.
But even more wonderful to get inside in the heat and smell those wood shaves.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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SgtSnafu

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#2 posted 1325 days ago

Look at all that snow… I completely understand about the inside pics, that is why I have not posted any as well..

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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rdlaurance

361 posts in 1973 days


#3 posted 1325 days ago

.... Mads… I agree with that…. ‘in the heat’... ha ha ha

The only heat in my workspace is on the surface of my motor tools while they are working. So even though we don’t quite have this much snow now…. fingers and thumbs crossed… I haven’t been outside working much since November. Additionally, I had a fall a week before Christmas and broke five ribs and dislocated my left shoulder which means now I have to take an unscheduled vacation for another six weeks to heal. Wasn’t planning on that! But that gives me more time to ‘stay in the warmth’ of the house to design and sketch more sculptures to be made in the future (plus a lot of additional reading).

Scotty… ha ha… I even contemplated photoshopping an interior shot to look good… but even that would probably take more time than the actual cleanup/organization…

-- Rick, south Sweden

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 1325 days ago

Five ribs and a shoulder, ouch!! I thought my delays were bad. Thanks for that.

The snow can be a good insulator if the inside is warm. I’d rather be without it myself though. Love it in the mountains where it belongs.

Take care of yourself, be careful. Look forward to those designs…....................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 1325 days ago

Rick, that much snow would definitely keep me out of the shop as well. Please keep it over there though. I just don’t seem to enjoy shoveling the driveways as much as I used to. :)

I am looking forward to taking a tour of your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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rdlaurance

361 posts in 1973 days


#6 posted 1325 days ago

mtnwild – maybe it was an unplanned blessing, now being physically unable to do anything pretty much forces me to relax and take it easy for a spell, something that is very difficult for me to do otherwise. When one has so many ‘irons in the fire’ with plans it does drive me nearly mad to not do something. Flipside is it gives me additional time to make more plans to do more things later….. lol

Though this is Sweden, the amount of snow in the picture is very rare for this (southern) area. We normally get a lot of Gulf Stream influence up here. Late last winter when the photo was taken was the first time in 7 years that I had seen more than a few light snowfalls here. It was a month long period where we got up to about 12”-14” total. This winter seems to be following suit as December has been the coldest month here on records in the last 110 years. And we had snow here for Christmas, the third time in ten years that I’ve seen that. As I write, it is still snowing. .... lol Having come from a snowy and cold area of Oregon, I’m pretty much used to it, put am ready for the snow to stop until next year. Like you Scott, shoveling the walk and driveway just doesn’t excite me as much as it use to do when I was a tad bit younger. I was thinking with the warming of the climate I could soon begin to plant those palm, banana and date trees, but guess I’ll have to waylay those plans for a few more years.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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sillac

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#7 posted 1324 days ago

Brrrrrrr!

-- Steve in Oregon,

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 1323 days ago

Hey Rick,
Cool workshop…

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