Different situations can lead one into a bit of a rut sometimes. Motivation to start a project, continue work on one – in short, getting the elbow dislodged from ones behind – seems utterly illusive. Thankfully, there’s help to be found among kindled spirits!
This year has been busy, but the woodworking activities has been limited to concrete formwork. And there’s other “life” stuff going on. But I am still here, and I do have plans. 🙂
A man can provide a house, but a woman can provide a home. A woodworker can provide accessoires for the homemaking. Let’s make a table decoration thingy! Eärendil….
I will admit that I do occasionally buy stuff I really do not need. While very useful, some tools are unnecessary – or shall we say, a luxury. Sometimes they’re shiiinyyyy. Sometimes they speak to my inner cave man…
Fear of failing. Recovering from bad experiences. The fright of not being perfect, or even good enough. This is certainly not a laughing matter. Let’s talk about mental health for a moment.
Woodworkers have one advantage over common folk – we get the full experience from a piece of furniture. From the smell of oak to the feel of a finished product – a journey for the senses indeed!
Daddy, can you build me a shelf for books and knick-knacks? When your 5-year old daughter ask you a question like that, you oblige. Let’s build a shelf for Rosemine and Lilly!
We wanted to give my in-laws a garden bench, so that they can relax outside when the weather is nice. A traditional English bench was considered, but I wanted to give it a bit of eastern fusion. Shintō kara kariru!
When I made my work bench, I did not know which height would be best. So I made it tall. Very tall. I put “lowering the bench height” on my to-do -list. Do you have one of those never ending stories? Na-na-naa-na-na-na… Anyway, let’s get crackin’!
Rings like silver! Whacking, wellying, tapping, bashing, smashing, persuading, nudging – there’s a lot of tasks in a shop that need a good… problem solver. Let’s review one option; the Thorex 712R
Pictures of grandkids ornate most homes of grandparents. Hanging those pictures though – that can be a bit of a beast. Simple picture frame shelves is a good solution – unless you like the pasta strainer look for your walls…
Or to be correct: two boxes with dovetails made from wood resurrected from the fire wood pile. It was going to be a shelf, but the gremlins woke…