Thursday, April 03, 2008

Tool time. Spring time.



To quote my fellow blogger coldh20...."my four loyal readers" know I have three lifelong hobbies. Fishing, photography and tools. I learned to fish with my Dad. I caught my first fish when I was 6 or 7 and I have continued to enjoying it ever since getting hooked.....pun of course intended. Photography came along later in life. I purchased my first 35mm camera in 1966 from the base PX on the Shaw Air Force Base. I've been "pointing and shooting" ever since. And last but not least I love tools. I bought my first power tool when I was 12 or 13. A Rockwell 3/8 inch drill. It still has a place in my tool box. Over the years I have bought and collected tools of all kinds. Most of my larger projects are done in my backyard. I love these "backyard project". Fresh air and sunshine with occasional visits from neighbors and friends. Someday I hope to build a garage but until then and for years I've have taken my latest project outside into the driveway. I continue to enjoy each day I get to spend in "my shop" including it's outdoor workspace. These photos are from today's project. There is one great benefit of outside projects. Each day you have to clean up the workspace and put things away. Maybe a garage will make me lazy. Leave everything where it lays until you get a chance to get back to the project. Clutter will ensue for sure.

5 comments:

coldH2O said...

Hey, where did you get that jointer? It also looks like you need a Kreg pocket hole kit. Maybe a spindle sander. It must be spring. I finally finished the easel & you have finished your first project. Onward to the boat.

Dan said...

Izzzaatt you Wilson? :)

Anonymous said...

You have more than four loyal readers, you just don't know who we are.
Here in GA we have leaves, flowers and lots of pollen!

Anonymous said...

it maybe spring in that picture but wait and see what tonight and friday may bring. quilts143

Us said...

Uncle ShutterWi, better get those tools safe and sound in your shed! Hope you can catch some pics of the 15 foot waves headed your way. xo Lucy and Marigny