Carl’s Woodworking is moving. Not figuratively. Not virtually. But physically. Lock, stock and barrel. I’ll be packing everything up and moving from sunny Arizona to sunny California. It’s only one state to the left but life will likely be different for me there. I don’t know if I’ll be scoring any workshop space in our new digs. And if I do, I don’t know what I’d do with it.
After all the stuff that’s gone on this past year my inspiration and desire for furniture building is at an all time low, evidenced by what I have reported on recently. Our furniture and upholstery business is down the tubes. I’m this close to selling off some of my tools. Thankfully I got the Anarchist’s chest completed so I’ll have a place to keep all my handtools. The Festools got put into their Systainers today. My half-dozen pneumatic staplers will most likely be the first things to show up on eBay.
Since my wife left the hospital I enjoy spending more time with her instead of hanging out in the shop. She has needed a lot of my help with her recovery these past six months and I expect that won’t stop since she’ll likely have another surgery before the end of the year. Our move to California will put us closer to her family which will save them all the trips they made to Arizona last year to help out. Life changes, you have to adjust.
So, I’m wrapping up the blog. As anyone that’s done it knows, writing a blog is a time sink. It will be nice to get some of that back. I’ve not done that much lately anyway. The only thing in the hopper that I haven’t gotten to is “Robo vs Roubo”, an article about a workbench design that utilizes F-clamps, Pony clamps and T-tracks. Probably better if it’s left unwritten wouldn’t you say.
For my final castoff I’ll leave you with this, “What’s the difference between a workbench and a professional woodworker?”
“A workbench can support a family.” Buh-bye