Where has this year gone? I had unexpected vacations, I surprisingly started going back to school, and I had an absolutely massive project that happened.
- Finish removal of old interior walls and ceiling. – ah, no
- Final overhead lighting arrangement – not so much
- Build planer/sander flip cart – yes, but I basically hate it
- Build new miter saw station – yes? I don’t remember when this one got done.
- Build new lathe stand – still on the agenda
- Modify/replace table saw extension wing – giving up on it counts, right?
- Build hand tool cabinet(s) – nope
- Build saw till – nada
- Build drill press storage and possibly table – yeah, right
- Improve dust collection system, mainly routing and hose fittings – I was doing well for awhile, but…
- Build sound deadening compartments for air compressor and vacuum – massive failure
- Build new offset router table – yes!
- Backfill photos and fix links for imported posts on the new website – I sorta forgot about that
- Post more consistently here and on Twitter – accomplished
- Start considerations for clearing behind shop for leveling in 2015 – or burn that mutha down!
- Scout window replacement, think about exterior replacement in 2015. – no point
- Find air conditioning/mosquito control solution – going to try napalm next
- Find new solution for hardware bins and systainers – somewhat, I suppose
It wasn’t all failure, though. I built (and sold) a table to a friend of mine, and it was an adventure. Some of my best work, though. In fact, probably my best work as a whole. I added a couple of Festools that really came in handy on that project in particular. I got a nice new router table, that while the details aren’t finished (as usual) really serves me well. The table project took up about two months worth of other activities, so I don’t think this year was a failure in the least. This year has taught me a lot, and it is in that vein that I look forward to 2015.
I’m keeping the expectations low for this year. School, finances and other projects play their roles.
- New planer stand
- Jointer garage
- Dust collection improvements involving the new CT MIDI
- Lathe stand
- Router table improvements
- General layout tweaks and improvements
- Cull some plywood
- Finish up the interior remodel
That’s probably realistically it. I don’t think I’ll be wasting money on fixing up the place further, not when I honestly need new digs. Hopefully there will be no emergencies where I have to shore the place up. I can also see myself adding a couple of more tools, however the cupboards are pretty much full. I’d like to expand my finishing capability with another sander or two, and I’d absolutely love to find a way to jam an MFT/3 in somewhere – perhaps when I rid myself of all the plywood.