|Forum topic by Gene Howe||posted 08-03-2012 03:22 PM||1432 views||1 time favorited||8 replies|
08-03-2012 03:22 PM
After a reunion in WY and a small deck building job in Washington, my wife, her brother, and I loaded our truck and camper on a ferry and took off across the waters at Anacortes WA for what was to be the absolute highlight of our trip.
Paul’s shop is spacious with plenty of room to work. There’s a wide belt sander, TS, DC, BS, Shopsmith, one stationary bench and a marquetry bench the drops down on rope and pulleys onto horses. He has cleverly designed the bench to hold some tools and his longer pieces of veneer. IIRC, the bench/storage is 12’ long. There is drawered storage along another wall for shorter pieces. Outside the shop is a covered area for dimensional lumber. I wish I’d got a picture of that. There are some amazingly beautiful and HUGE old timbers out there.
Later that day, Paul took us out on his sailboat. Another superbly crafted and beautiful piece of work.
After sailing, back at the house, Paul and Elinore prepared a wonderful meal of grilled salmon and all the trimmings. Not only is Paul an expert and ingenious woodworker, he’s also an excellent chef. The presentation was lovely and the meal was delicious.
With this view!!!!!!
Phyllis and I will forever prize the memory of our visit with Paul and Elinore. Such wonderful people!
-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton