How to deal with wanting to keep on working, without having to make too much of an investment to the shop space? Hopefully this will be our last year renting this house, so it behooves me to NOT make any further changes to the garage – save for the insulation I’ve added. (got up to a balmy 42 degrees last winter!)
Yesterday, day two of a recent project spurt. (Now that Christmas is over I’m woodworking for ME! (which means stuff for the gallery I just got into, as well as NEXT Christmas items.) I got the space heater cranking up… and by the time my fingers warmed up, I’d prepped 5 blanks, turned one,... and my toes were freezing despite the extra pair of fleece socks on over my regular ones.
I thought the space heater needed company, in the form of one of these mats.
But today, my third day in a row in the super cold shop… I think I might be able to put off getting that heater pad for in front of the lathe. My wife got me a pair of these insoles, and My feet have been nice and comfortable all day. – working in a very cold basement, and then later in my garage after the sun went down. No foot problems today!
Despite the three sweatshirts (yes three) I was fairly comfortable today. Next project will be to hang a sheet of plastic, thus trapping the heat in a small corner of the garage where I might be able to turn as if it wasn’t wintertime!
Might be another story come midwinter, but all should be well for the time being.