Could It Be…

ADD?

I doen’t know, but I can’t seem to see one project through to completion without being distracted by the next What If, What Else, Why Not?

For instance, it has been two months since last posting anything – not because I haven’t had anything to post but, maybe, because I had too much to post and couldn’t decide on what to go with? So, what do I do? I figure I better restart SOMEwhere and see where it goes. Here goes…

The shop is up and running. The new floor is great. Tools include: table saw (new), bandsaw (new to me), router table (refurbished), dust collector (new), drum sander (new last year), spindle sander (new last year), drill press (new to me a few years ago), thickness planer (several years old but updated with new blades) and mortising machine (new last week!). Shop built jigs (cross-cut sled and miter sled) improve the accuracy and effectiveness of the table saw. Now, it is up to me to learn how to use these tools to improve my wood working….

I’m enjoying the experience of creating new and improved iterations of my basic designs. But, while making “better” tea-light holders or “better” whiskey flight trays (a new design with a ‘real’ handle), I keep thinking up new ideas or variations of existing ideas.

So, back to the ADD… Not-Quite-Finished projects/items: Whiskey/Beer Flights; Tea Light Holders; Napkin Rings and holder; Picture Frames; Coasters and boxes; Chimney Cabinet (ready for painting!) and a Quilt Rack. What Ifs interfering with these items: Replacement windows for the barn, new combinations of woods for all of the above items; Cutting Boards; Arena Checkers/Chess (and Chess Pieces!). And it doesn’t help (really, it does) – although it is great fun – to have a son and daughter-in-law working at a specialty wood company…

I am committed to a Holiday Arts, Crafts and Gifts show coming up in early December – but how much of which items do I need? Don’t know but I’ll make a bunch and see what happens. Also, with the Holiday (read Gift) Season upon us, this is a good time to revamp my Etsy shop with new items and (just maybe) some incentives…

So, stayed tuned…

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