For a short time last summer the garage was a functional 'wood shop' and I spent 2 to 6 hours a day in it. When winter came, and the temperatures dropped, that arrangement became far less comfy.
Over the winter, my bedroom ended up morphing into a 'hand tool shop' of sorts. The home made loft bed was cut up and rebuilt into what became a cross between a bed and a general purpose work bench that is four foot deep by seven foot long.
The new hand tool shop isn't really compatable with table saws, router tables and the real dust makers. Plane shavings on the other hand are quite easy to clean up, and I can make them at 4 in the morning without bothering my brother (& roommate/ landlord!).
As I venture into my second year of 'part time work from home' as a professional 'net nerd' (Computer Network administration and maintenance), I find myself living and working in 'the hand tool shop!'.
While waiting for stuff to break, I have the freedom to surf the net, slice and dice on wood or overdose on television as whatever the inclinations of the day might lead me to.
Visions of building the perfect router table have been displaced by those of building the ultimate shooting board!
With a little luck, sometime this summer, I will be cutting up pieces that are worthy of the 'chemical' part of woodworking! (adhesives and finishes!)
wbh1963 is flowing with the grain in Arlington, Washington, USA
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