Kinda sad but I've been helping my father this summer get rid of all his woodworking tools and supplies. His health just will not allow him to continue so he made the decision to get rid of everything. So yard sales and Craigslist ads have done their job and tonight I went up and picked up the last of the paint and cans of stain that he had. Dad really had a lot of stuff and although I got what I could for myself there was just too much for me to take ownership of and it's been kind of sad seeing it sell off for pennies on the dollar. So tonight it really hit me because it was so bare and empty inside. He even has the power shut off to the building so it just had a weird eerie feeling to it. Over the years whenever I would go to my parents house I knew where I could find my dad...out in his shop.
One of the things he had that he was pretty proud of was he had every issue of "WOOD" magazine from about 1987-2010. I brought them home as well and although moisture within the shop over the years has got them smelling kind of "musty" I didn't want to see them just get tossed in the trash. Not quite sure what to do with them. The first one I picked up to look at had articles on cutting boards, turned Christmas ornaments and a very cool "mission style" clock like I've been wanting to make. All that in just the first issue. Oh I'm sure I could probably find the same information online somewhere, but it's just not the same as having it in print (to me at least).
So anyway...been working on finding a place for everything.