Friday, January 11, 2008

"But it's only one room"

That's what my partner said when I told her my ww club was coming over for a shop tour on Saturday. "How do you take a tour when it's only one room?" she asked.

Have I taught her nothing?

Help me out guys. It's not just a "room". It's a sacred space that's filled with power tools, hand tools, antique tools, jigs, workstations, books, setups that enable different woodworking procedures, works in progress, stories of anguish and triumph, and wood. Lots of pieces of exotic wood and buried treasure.

I expect the guys will be in my shop poking around, asking questions, cutting up, and jokingly trying to "swipe" little tools (I'll have the surveillance cameras on just in case) for about 2 hours.

And they'll be touring not just a room, but my little piece of heaven.

7 comments:

Wyldth1ng said...

I would chain everything down.

The Village Carpenter said...

I'll have my guard dogs* on hand to take care of anyone who intends to go "shopping" in my shop.

*Guard dogs are two little terriers who will lick you to death. They're quite frightening.

Shazza said...

The Two Terriors of Terrorrrrrrrrr!

I know all about them!

How did the tour go? Did anyone bring you a knitted cozy for your portable chisel carrier?

Identity Mixed said...

Dang! I missed the tour! Are you still taking inventory?

The Village Carpenter said...

Knitted cozy....LOL!

IM, everything seems to be in its place so far but I haven't reviewed the camera footage yet...

New Canuck said...

Nice shop!.... You say and do many of the things I either do or think.Anyway its always interesting to see others who have the same interests. Do you know the guys at the phila. furniture workshop? New Canuck

The Village Carpenter said...

New Canuck, thanks for commenting. It's great to hear from kindred spirits! I have been in touch with Alan Turner who is (along with Mario Rodriguez) planning to give a presentation to our woodworking club in April. If you live in the area, shoot me an email and I'll give you the info if you are interested.