The Slowest Farm Shop #8: 2011 plans...

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Blog entry by Will Mego posted 03-09-2011 05:40 PM 1878 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, it’s been a painful blur of a winter, and spring is pretty much fixin’ to spring (maybe) here in northern Illinois, so it’s time to plan out all those projects I haven’t been able to do all winter:

So here’s the usual list that I’d LIKE to get to…but money and time are always bigger factors than my desire. Given my druthers, I’d complete MORE than this list…but that caveat aside, here’s my list for 2011:

  • My massive all-weather outdoor Roubo Workbench.
  • 1-2 smaller, simple, and solid benches for my Mom, as she’s getting into stone carving.
  • Tool Chest, at least the outer shell so the tools can GO someplace.
  • A new desk in the studio.
  • A wall-mounted fishing rod holder.
  • A shaving horse.
  • Re-tooling my giant spring pole lathe.
  • drop in cabinets for the pantry.
  • A simple desk for J’s office – really more of a table top.

I’m thinking the odd idea of an all-weather roubo will be first…

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#1 posted 03-10-2011 01:34 AM

Take it slow dont burn out


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#2 posted 03-10-2011 05:24 AM

well a some of these projects sound a lot more complex than they actually are. The shaving horse, pole lathe, rod holder, and J’s desk are all actually very very simple, or in the case of the lathe, 90% built already last year, just need some tweaks. The pantry and my mom’s table are only slightly more involved, leaving MY desk and the roubo as the major things this year. I am probably going to deliberately bite off more than I can chew anyway, because a buddy and I are going to learn how to build canoes this summer as well…whether we actually start (or finish) one this year remains to be seen, of course! But there will be many projects this year, and many pictures!

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