notes from the workshop...

Today I spent several hours cleaning up the garage. It really needed it badly as I was having trouble finding tools I needed for projects. Afterwards, I spent a little time setting up some new blanks for a few slimline kits I have left over and turning a few blanks from last week:

Left to right: An oak hair stick (a little on the thick side, but it was fun to turn something not on a mandrel), Bloodwood Fountain Pen, Basswood/Bloodwood Slimline, Oak/Yellowheart "Cross" Slimline, Padauk/Purpleheart Fountain Pen w/Walnut Stripes...

Otherwise, I'm trying to justify/rationalize a purchase of a bandsaw. Anderson's in Maumee has a factory reconditioned Delta 10 inch half horse bandsaw with stand for $129. That's about $70 off the cost of new saw. Beyond the financial cost, I would need to come up with somewhere to put it in the garage. Floorspace is at a premium until I get a dumpster to get rid of some of the old building/demolition stuff from our various home improvement projects...