Since nobody has gotten the ball rolling yet, I’ll start it: What resolutions have you mulled over, and perhaps adopted as a change in your woodworking habits for this new year?
I’ve restricted myself to two: 1.) I am not buying any more sandpaper coarser than 320 grit. Well, except for a V-sander project which is on the books for the near-future. I resolved to never again allow mistakes to pass, with the intention of sanding the crap out of them later. This is the attitude that prevents me from really paying attention to the accuracy of my joints, using my ROSs as a crutch. I am now confident in my surface planing skills with hand tools and scrapers. No sanding for the purpose of sizing or surface prep. Finer grits reserved for light scuffing between coats, and 1000+ grits for sharpening cutting edges only.
2.) Putting my tools away, taking one tool out at a time, and putting it back wherever it is stored before reaching for another one. It’s kind of counter-intuitive, putting a tool away when you KNOW you’re going to use it again in ten minutes. But I’ll accumulate thirty different things laid out on every horizontal surface as I work, and then suddenly I cannot find the tool I need even if it is in plain view. Other than that, it will be biz as usual in the poopiekat workshop. I also think I may unblock a few people, depending on their potential to bite me in the butt for having done so, and/or if I notice they’ve unblocked me. Call it ’Glasnost.’ Happy New Year, one and all!
-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!