Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Turning the Page
One more rainy December day gave me enough time to finish the roof.
The schoolhouse is covered now and can be worked on from underneath shelter.
It's a major deadline to move beyond.
Though the wind still whistles through, it won't take much to seal it all in.
And now I have a protected place to work on the remaining stages.
The pressure is off for the moment.
The first thing to do is to get some electricity and light.
Just a little temporary power for the time being.
I'm looking forward to making a lot of sawdust.
Nearly every surface will be dressed with wood of all different kinds.
Some bright light during these dark months is welcome.
There's time in the late evening for some work.
Jobs that are more fun than laborious.
There will be more than simply building going on.
Other woodworking projects are on the list.
This space will help those new beginnings.
What's that you ask?
It's a Shopsmith Mark V.
A multi-purposed woodworking tool that was developed sixty years ago.
They were made for decades and can still be purchased new.
However, there are many used units available these days;
if you know what you're looking for.
I'll enlighten you as I learn about it myself.
So it's time to move on.
Or at least, inside.
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