The Joy of Building Things: Part Two

I’ve developed some momentum with the my woodworking goals this month.  Since I last built the bookcase, I’ve completed two other small projects and thought I would share those here today. Continue reading

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What If…

I’ve had a strange morning routine over the last couple of months.  With temps in the morning just below 30 degrees, I’ll step outside, sans shirt and shoes, and let myself feel the cold on my body.  I’ll do a few stretches and listen politely to my mind in its weak protest to what it perceives to be an injustice.  In most situations it’s the mind that is the weak link.  Continue reading

The Joy Of Building Things

For most of my life, roughly 38 years of it to be exact, I’ve never been what you would call “mechanically inclined”.  I wasn’t “handy” with anything.  When things broke I dreaded having to call someone to fix it.  I stayed away from any activity that required me to use my hands.  It’s not like I didn’t have amble opportunity when I was younger to learn these things. Continue reading