My Journey Into Woodworking #9: Some times it can't be helped

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Blog entry by Steve posted 12-29-2010 11:21 PM 1195 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: talking to myself Part 9 of My Journey Into Woodworking series Part 10: the new shop layout »

I haven’t posted in a while. We’ve been putting on a small addition. All windows pretty much and it will be where I do my finishing so there will be good ventilation. Unfortunately to do the electrical work I had to trash my shop. Now I’m not exagerating, I mean trashed! In the end there was an 18” path through it and a messy one at that. Some times it can’t be helped. The only good side is it gave me a good reason to finally do the revamp of the shop layout. By the time I’m done it will have that new shop smell again. LOL Now that I’ve put up the insulation in the addition I can get some of the almost finished projects cleared out of the shop. So I spent 5 hours cleaning and can now use the shop again. So today I finish sanded four projects that have been waiting for finishing. My coffee table was one of them. I can’t wait to get that done. It takes up quite a bit of room in the shop and I really want to use it. I’ve also been working with some new tools so I have some reviews to get done. You have to love Christmas when the kids are all gone and you get to spend the money on the shop instead! The sales have been good and I’m adding several new things to the shop. So I figured I might as well do some reviews after I use them a bit. I even broke down and turned a couple of pens with one of those drill press add ons. I’ve never turned wood and I found it enjoyable. So guess what? A new lathe is going to be coming soon. I won’t gloat on what all I picked up, let’s just say Santa was very kind this year. Mrs Claus has a big new list of projects to use them on as well. Starting with 25 pens for the nurses and staff that helped her with her radiation treatments over the last 7 weeks. Which brings me to my greatest gift this year. My wife’s breast cancer is gone and her lukemia is in full remission now. No tool can compete with that news. Life is good! Stay tuned for some up coming reviews.

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#1 posted 12-29-2010 11:27 PM

Good health to you and all your family… and play safe with the new toys..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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