November 14th, 2007
An update on something that's not a photo! shock!
So last night I finally mounted a vice on my workbench in the basement. Should make getting 'stuff' done a lot easier.
I then proceeded to clamp in a chunk of mahogany and have at it with my small gouges for the better part of three hours. Holy crap did I miss woodcarving!
Today I finally used a gift certificate I got from my sister for xmas last year to purchase a small bevy of tool-sharpening and storing implements. Now I can actually rationalize buying some nice gouges, as I'll be able to maintain them.
At the moment I have a small dilemma. I have a looong list of projects that need to happen, and I'm just not sure how to attack it. I think I need to sit down with a list and prioritize it, then simply dive in.
I seem to do good work when I just dive in, and that first bit of sawdust is the hardest one to make.
Current Location: work
music: Chuck's afro funk station on pandora
|Date:||November 14th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)|| |
that first bit of sawdust is the hardest one to make.
so true... i always find myself going "why didn't i do this AGES ago?" when i've actually started in on (making the jewelry | cooking the meal | dyeing my hair | sewing the clothing).
i wonder why that is?
You should come to our guild meetings! It was supposed to be tonight, but we decided to push it off 'till tomorrow...
I have the same problems. Sometimes I just stand in my shop, overwhelmed by all the things that need doing, unable to pick a starting point. Observers would think I'd gone catatonic.
So, having waaay too many projects to complete in the next decade, and falling further behind every week, what do I do? Take up all-grain brewing. :-\ Next I'll decide to steampunk my office, and there goes another year...