It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted! It’s been a pretty intensely busy year filled with lots of adventures. So forgive me if I haven’t taken a breath to blog about them.
So what’s been keeping me so busy?
– Well for one my wife and I, along with our very close friends, opened a cheese shop on Labor Day. Signed a lease June 1st and I spent the summer being a carpenter and general contractor in order to transfer the space from a clothing store to a cheese shop. More on that in a future post.
-Work– just like the rest of you– I have have a day job, that often turns into a night job
But I have managed to get some woodworking time in:
– I built most everything in our shop: reclaimed wood walls, stud walls, counters, shelving, butcher blocks, doors, etc . etc., etc
-I finished a tool box I had started in a hand tool class
-a couple of never ending shop projects
-just last week took a field trip to the George Nakashima house with the NYC Woodworkers guild
-finally a good shop cleaning!!
In my travels for the cheese shop……
-I found an awesome old tool chest that I plan to use in our apartment
-found a Stanley #50 1/2 mitre box for $10 that I plan to restore.
– picked up a great old tool box on the streets of Brooklyn that I now use to store all my chainsaw parafanalia down in the yard.
– went dumpster diving in Brooklyn and found some great old Douglas Fir beams.
– scored some beautiful reclaimed barn wood from a friend.
I’ve decided I would like a small bench in Brooklyn, to satisfy my woodworking cravings during the week. So I’ve been designing and started building a joinery bench. So look for more on that.
So life is full, and never dull.
Look for more here– The Lighthearted Woodworker has returned.