In this week’s blog, I thought it might be interesting to take you on a journey through my week in woodworking. The only problem with doing that is that it was a completely unproductive week – we think it has to do with the fact that we were talking unionizing and the ‘Man‘ just cut our hours. Coming off the one year anniversary, I was all gung-ho on getting into the shop Monday night and begin filming the next project – (in a whisper) leaks for a nominal fee, just see us after the blog post – but then life happens.
The biggest culprit was my new wellness program. Four weeks ago my doctor told me that I needed to take better care of my health. Not to go into a lot of detail, I currently enjoy good health – his favorite meal is chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes and sweet peas covered in cream gravy; every cardiologist’s dream for a new boat – but if I did not make some changes there were going to be problems down the road. Things were going well, and as I was beginning Week 3 (this week) the personal trainer decided to up the ante on both the cardio and resistance training regimens. The result being dead-tired and tight, achy quads. I just did not feel like dragging myself down into the shop, and it is getting colder – he’s originally from Texas so I guess the 50° weather can be a bit much for him. So instead of going down to the shop, I did something I remember doing as a kid. I watched television programs on the day and time they aired. So I am all caught up on Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Bones, Gracepoint, though NCIS tricked me and ran a re-run.
I can redeem myself a little bit – a Pelagian, get the lighter fluid! (BTW, if you get that reference you can skip Sunday school this week) – as I watched 51 YouTube woodworking videos. Now that I have written that for all to see, I am having second thoughts about admitting it. But … I did do a few other things that might just get me back into good standing with the active woodworking community. I purchased a few new things for the shop: a carbide-tipped rougher and finishing chisel by Easy Wood Tools and a lovely new 4-Jaw chuck for the lathe. More importantly, however, I stared at a log that has been sitting in my closet for 4 years and finally decided what to do with it – this is the part where we should insert the villain laugh.
Now that I have gotten all of that out of my system, I am ready to hit the ground running this weekend to make a dent in my next video project – don’t worry he’ll be paying time and half for weekend work; woodworking minions of the world unite.
Now that he’s done, we can hook you up with what the next project is. Just send us 50¢ in unmarked $1-bills to our personal PayPal account, and we will fax it to you in the mail, provided you send us your email address, of course.