Friday, January 20, 2012

No More Excuses...

...except for being trapped behind a computer all day to generate the funds to be able to set up shop. Amazing how draining a desk job can be.

Anyway, below are some photos of our workspace as set up as it is going to be for now. There are still a few things that need tweaking and I don't know if everything has found a permanent place yet or not. I guess it is an evolutionary process that only really happens once one starts using the space. Otherwise I am sure that we could spend another year setting up.

Machine Room

There are issues letting go of off-cuts, even other people's.

We were the benefactors of a friend's recent move to the opposite coast. A pile of local maple.

Said friend's leg.

More adopted wood and future kiln site.

My corner.

Setting up seemed endless, and are still many things that we need, but I know at some point you just have to start working with what you have. Having not known any other shop than the one at school it is hard to separate the 'needs' from the 'wants'.
After so much time going by, rough milling some wood to make sawhorses was super exciting, and the more time I spend here the more my hands start to remember what to do. I am going to officially start work the same way I started the first days at school, sharpening!