WoodworkingWeb Gazette: Issue 1.06 (October 2014)

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Here in Ontario, the leaves on the trees are in the midst of their fall colour burst, which means the cold days of winter are on their way.
For some, this means the woodworking season is coming to an end and for others it is just beginning, depending on the weather in your area and heating/cooling conditions of your workshop.
I would love to hear about your woodworking seasons, if you have them, and what you are currently working on. For me, the journey is as important as the end result. What about you? Are you a “product” or “process” woodworker?
~ Debbie

-- Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

My summer season is coming to an end here in my big shop in BC. At the end of the month I’ll be heading to our winter place in Az. where my shop is much smaller and revolves around a well fitted out ShopSmith.
My current project is a marquetry jewellery box (see my blog) and my dilemma is whether or not to take it with me. The determining factors will be space in the car with two animals and all our other stuff and a certain concern about humidity extremes.
I’m not really a process guy or a product guy. For me it’s all about the challenge.

Interesting topic MsDebbie.

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Up here in SSM the leaves are already falling off the trees, I think we hit our peak fall colours about a week ago.
I have a flurry of outdoor chores to get done before winter hits, also in the midst of doing some well needed workshop maintenance. Typically fall/winter are the busy seasons for woodworking for me; after a summer of doing other outdoor stuff I’m ready to go back into the shop.

-- Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Still warm here, but I got in the shop long enough to mess up a couple of glue up.

Just working on 2 projects for Christmas gifts. I am waiting on handles and wires for cheese boards.
If I get enough time I will build a couple of cutting boards.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Oh I’d love to have that temperature ! Once it gets to about 6 degrees © I’m done in the workshop until the Spring. Usually it’s just November to February and indoor projects like painting and sewing get my attention.

-- Anna

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