Well, with a 4 week old son taking up my time recently I haven't had much
chance to get in the shop. Today was supposed to be the exception. SWMBO
gave me leave to spend the day and I was all set to build myself a long
overdue project - Sam Allen's joiner's bench. I have all the supplies,
including the Veritas twin-screw vise and a Record 52 1/2 for the front
vise. I was really excited.
Then something came over me and I still can't figure out why, but the result
As I stood in the middle of my shop, I thought to myself, "this place sure
is a mess". That was strange in and of itself, since I usually don't take
much notice of these things. The next thing I know I've decided to
rearrange my shop to make it more efficient and have a clearer location for
the new bench. What in God's name was I thinking!!
After about 5 hours I now have an even messier shop, with piles of hand
tools that were on my other bench now stacked on my Unisaw extension table.
Various corded tools were there also. My Leigh jig was on the floor.
Countless cans and jars of varnish, tung oil, urethanes, waxes, etc. were
strewn about. At least 15 woodworking books, project drawings, shipping
manifests, etc. were stacked in there too.
And the whole time I wasn't even thinking about woodworking. I was instead
trying to come up with a convincing argument to try to send to Charlie Self
to convince him why he should support the pharmaceutical industry and send
away for his Republican party membership card. <vbeg>.
So, I guess my new bench will have to wait. I think I've given myself at
least another weekend's worth of reorganizing before I'll be ready to build
anything at all.