Monday, February 26, 2018

A New Post from The New Shop!

Okay, it's really just a teaser - sorry. I know, I know...

But the new shop is almost done and I thought I'd post a picture or two. This was harder than I planned on as I couldn't remember how to do it! I hope this looks right.

Anyway, here is a little taste...

Oh, did you notice the crisp shadow? Looks like a shadow from sunlight? Yes! A window! I've only been wanting one of those for like 10 years!

Here it is (different day - no sun):

Those are new stickers for the wood rack. Same wood rack as the old shop, but I've accumulated more wood (how does that happen?). I'm changing from 3/4" to 1/4" which should let me have 3 or 4 more layers of wood per shelf. I don't think the reduction in air gap will matter too much as I am not drying wood on the rack, just letting it adjust to seasonal variations in humidity. We'll see.

Oh, did you notice the anvil? Well, the new stickers are cheap lathing strips from the Borg. Very cheap. Very wet. So they are drying under the anvil so they don't warp. Kind of ironic considering their purpose...

Oh, you noticed the jazz cd on the windowsill? Bonus points if you can identify it!

Oh, and what is the "0421" on the trim? No idea - it was there when we moved in...I wonder if there is a safe in the floor around here somewhere...

Okay, that's enough noticing!

More soon! ish!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Bob! It's been a long, long time...

    2. I second Bob! Welcome back!

      Honestly, I had to do a double-take (or... a few of them?) to figure out it was a post by THE Dan! Can't wait to hear about the new things!

    3. Thanks Ethan! I will get more up soon - although I was also thinking of starting a new blog to go with the new shop, but I DON'T want it to take a long do you like wordpress?

  2. "Blowing the Blues Away" Horace Silver

    1. Correct! 20 points to Bill!
      Do you know it? I think it is pretty good stuff, particularly Blue Mitchell on trumpet.

    2. I do have the CD, but it has been awhile. So many CD's and so little time. I am going to revisit it this weekend. That and rearrange the collection.


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