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I just wanted to give everyone a quick update. I have had some computer problems over the last few weeks and have not been able to publish any articles or work on my current design. I have also started a new day job, which has kept me a bit preoccupied. The computer is fixed now, and I am working on the next article in the ‘Corner Entertainment Center‘ series. I should have it out in a few days.
After that, I will continue the Workshop design series as well. I ran into a bit of a snag with that design; I have to start the design completely over. I no longer have access to that particular CAD system that I was designing it on, or even the CAD files for that matter. That is a really long story that I am not going to get into here. Once I get the design in Alibre back up to where I was before, then I will continue the article series.
Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know what was going on.
I thought I would give everyone a quick update about what has been going on with MapleGroveWoodworks.com. As you can see, I have been making some “look and feel” changes to the website over the last few days. I am not done yet, but it is coming around. Even after I finish my “to do” list, I am sure I will always be tweaking it in some way. I am just that way when it comes to websites, I guess.
Besides all of the visual changes, you’ll notice an open space in the upper right (more…)
All right. I know it has been a while. Ok, a very long while. I have been busy with all kinds of stuff that has nothing to do with woodworking. So, I apologize to those of you who have been following this blog and expecting something new. (more…)
I actually managed to accomplish a few things this weekend in the shop. The temperature outside was around 30 degrees Fahrenheit so I was able to get the shop up to about 60 degrees. I cleaned up most of the shop except for the lathe area and the lumber storage area. I don’t know if I will ever get the lumber area organized to my satisfaction unless I start burning some of my scraps.
I even did a little woodworking. Just a little. I made a couple more clamp racks and attached them to the wall. Many of my clamps have been laying on bench tops or just clamped to the sides of a bench, so the additional racks will really help in staying organized. I did not get back to the mission style lamps that I wanted to work on, but hopefully I will soon.
Sometimes woodworking and art become one. Sometimes they are two very separate things. Woodworking, I think, is always a skill or craft. But how often does it actually become art? Where is the line that a wood project crosses in order for it to become art? (more…)