The low Canadian dollar made this year a great time for us to downsize our investment in Az. real estate…. and we did well! The best part is that we like the new place even better than the old (more expensive) one. The other best part is that I got to plan and build a new shop to replace the pieced together, make shift shop/garage that I had been using. This one is all indoors and will be heatable in the cold months too,
It is smaller but so much better laid out and organized that it is much nicer to work in. The main shop is only 12’ x 14’ but I have packed three benches, my ShopSmith, and all the other stuff in and I can still walk around. For this one I built two walls to enclose part of a large Arizona Room.
The smaller room that was a windowless storage room is about 12’x7’ and houses my dust collector, compressor, and marquetry shop ….. complete with lots of veneer storage.
Bottom line, I’m a happy camper with a great new place to work and live in the winter months. The only downside is that I’ve had to spend most of this winter season renovating the new place and building the shop. I haven’t got a lot of marquetry done but I am getting back to it now.
Did I mention how much I love ball bearing full extension drawer slides? I installed twenty six pairs between the shop and the new kitchen and it is a joy to put things away!
Thanks for looking in,
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/