Lost in woodworking #3: Holidays and Winter apon us

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Blog entry by Doug Scott posted 11-05-2011 05:10 PM 785 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Are we always prepared for this season, this year I guess ,but not for heating the shop. If you don’t generate enough scrap wood to have a wood stove like me, but then look at the fire hazard with heating with wood. And then Kerosene is $ 4.29 a gal and then the smell, Propane is another alternative I have used, but I haven’t priced that this year yet, and then it’s the money that isn’t coming in as it has in the past, along with the work orders either, We just need to pray for this econamy to turn around for the better and hope all of can hold on untill it happens, I have been in business now since 2001 and this is the first time I have had to close the shop due to lack of money and paying customers to pickup their finished projects, I don’t have a slush fund to help keep the heat on, Now with said , it’s going to be hard for me to find things to keep my mind occupied and my hand without being in the shop, Should have taken up wood carving too, could have done that inside the house, ( Not Married , Ha , Ha ! )

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#1 posted 11-06-2011 10:22 PM

Doug, I have the same issues with heating, but I have a day job so I use a small electric heater and the cost appears in the house bill. I wear a heavy work suit and a hat. I wear gloves when safe and always have wool socks on. I have enough scrap to run a wood stove, but worry about safety especially overnight. I tried a Reddy propane heater and the condensation rusted some of my tools. Also too expensive to run. I used a kerosene heater, but the fumes and cost were an issue. It may be hard to believe, but my part of California temperatures can go below zero at times. I do finishing in the house. I am married, but she puts up with me! Hope you find a solution and hope work picks up for you.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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