All posts tagged: Thanksgiving

A Woodworker’s Thanksgiving 2014

Recently, I wrote on Facebook sharing the joy of simply being in my workshop. It was a Sunday morning; a cool Sunday morning. After descending the stairs into my basement workshop, I felt this peace. I took a photo of what I saw and uploaded it to Facebook. I felt lucky. And why not? I had a hot cup of coffee in hand, the space heater was humming and my favorite music was magically playing from my iPhone. Best of all, my woodworking project was patiently waiting for me to scratch it’s back with some sandpaper. So nice. For 2014, I give thanks for my workshop. I have seen all kinds of workshops: basement shops so small that holes had to be placed in walls so lumber could be cut. Workshops in kitchens (seriously!), outdoor workshops and workshops in apartment bedrooms. Workshops which are not what I would call ideal, but ones where the desire to work wood makes the craftsman or craftswoman take extreme measures just so they can create. Exceptional when you think about …

A Woodworker’s Thanksgiving 2013

Thinking specifically about the woodworking I do, I wanted to give thanks on this Thanksgiving Day for the people in my life which have to put up with the side effects of my hobby. My wife supports the woodworking projects I do without any grumbling. I say this because there are times when I am in my workshop building things when I should be painting our foyer, or staining our screen porch or raking leaves – the list could go on and on. She has not said a word. There are tasks related to the house which my wife labels as “man’s work”. She understands I need a creative outlet even though there is man’s work to be done. I am very thankful for that. My daughter is very kind when she walks down the stairs to my workshop and asks me to turn down the music I am listening to. It is amazing how loud the little speaker connected to my iPad can be. There are two woodworking projects which my daughter wants me …