Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Powell River British Columbia, Canada
I get down to my shop pretty much everyday now, as I am retired as of last December. My major projects currently are: 1 Splitting cedar into boards to make some gates, and a new wall for the compound which is attached to the workshop. 2 Splitting cedar shakes to redo the front exterior wall of the workshop. 3 Making an ugly/old, but interesting cedar plank, that I found on the nearby beach, into a new mantle for the fire place in the living room. The plank is very old, full of knots, and has the outside trunk surface exposed, on one edge It is seven feet long, five and a half inches thick, and ranges from ten to twelve and a half inches wide. I spent most of one day attacking it with the belt sander, and extreme coarse belt, and the more I sanded it the more I liked what I saw. I need to let it dry a lot now, as it is pretty wet, but I am really looking forward to getting it finished.
What kind of projects are you working on now?