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.
Wow, good thing you are a young man. It would take me all summer just to ponder all that activity. Did you take any photos of the Nakashima home?
I did Tom! I’ll post some soon. Really great trip with Mira as our tour guide!
Sounds like a productive summer. Where is the shop? I’ll stop in next time I’m in Brooklyn.
Very Productive. Shop is actually Upstate Dyami, in Chatham, NY. Stop in on your way to Greenwich!