Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #9: Forgotten Rewards

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Been out in “The Wood Shop” several days in a row now. Been working on a wall hanging for a young couple, and now working on a cross for a friend, who’s boyfriend passed way too early. Have another wall hanging in the works and working on a concept for a gate sign for a former student’s mom. Several other wall hangings asked for, and have two keep sake boxes to make for weddings in a couple of months.

I’d forgotten how rewarding, personally, wood working is. Not making any money yet, but I’m sure enjoying playing with my “toys” and producing things that others take a fancy to.

I’ve read that an inactive mind and body will reduce one’s life expectancy. My mind is active and I’m back to doing stuff. I love the smell of fresh cut wood, and relish the completion of simple tasks. I’ve made a jig for cutting spline keyed miters and it works great. My vacuum clamp router jig does a pretty good job too.

Been wondering how to make “tractor” tires and saw a blog earlier that has a great jig, that’s going to help with some future “hot rod” tires, as I can adapt that to make “track” tires, as well as “military” tires. Yep, lots of ideas and things in the works. Have some airplane art ideas bouncing around in my head.

Yeah, I’d forgotten how rewarding wood working is. Sure glad I’m back at it.

So happy I found WoodworkingWeb, and the posts that others are sharing. The motivation and ideas are awesome.

Well, it’s time to get back out in the shop.

Happy Wooding!

-- Keith "Shin" Schindler

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