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January 19th, 2011

We’ll its been a long time since I’ve updated this blog… A lot has changed for me in the last 8 months!

We’ve moved from Johnson City, TN to Canton, OH. This has entailed a number of changes in lifestyle. Our old place was a small house with no yard and only the need to do the occasional weed-whacking.

The new place is 5.5 acres!!! Consequently my life for the last 6 months or so has involved buying a small tractor, plowing a garden for the spring, and prepping a ton of firewood for these frigged OH winters.

From a woodworking perspective I’ve gone from a 12’x12’x7′ basement shop with no windows… instead I am forced to work in a new 40’x25’x12′ (with 2 attached 10’x40′ garages) heated (although the heat isn’t working) stand alone shop!

Well the OH winter is upon us and I’ve had some time to start putting the shop in order. I just finish a big bench project and have started putting my tools in order. I’m also participating in the The Wood Whisperer Guild winter build.

So expect some updates about my continuing woodworking journey soon. And while I’m at it i figured I would move the blog to a new domain that I’ve had sitting around for a while. Sorry if I broke any links.

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  1. October 11th, 2011 at 05:32 | #1

    Mr. Brown is OUT of town! ~Dr. Suess reference.

    I realize this is a pretty old post but I wanted to extend my sympathy to you. I can’t imagine being FORCED to work in such a place. ONLY 40′ x 25′ x 12′. Hope your picking up my sarcasm. Good for you man! I hope the new shop is working out for you.

    Looks like you’ve got yourself a nice little tractor there. And some descent lumber. Are those locally harvested logs? Do you mill them yourself? Or do you pull a Follansbee and whack the (–bleep–) out of them?

    Thanks for all the great WIA 2011 pics!


    • Nik Brown
      November 4th, 2011 at 12:35 | #2

      Those logs are firewood. There were some huge old cherry trees that had been brought down and stacked when we bought our land. Unfortunately they had been on the ground for over a year and had all sorts of cracks in them making them not good for furniture. 🙁

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