the time has come to shut the shop down for winter. the last 5 months have been particularly productive, with 9 cutting boards for my brother, a small side table for my nephew, a corner shelf for another nephew, 2 new chairs, a backgammon set, a jardiniere, a clock for the fair, a small side table for the fair, a goblet, a trebuchet, 12 large clocks, 12 small clocks, 4 clocks for the wife , 12 candy dispensers, 12 pepper mills, 2 curved and 11 angled wine bottle holders, 7 picture frames, 9 candle holders, 9 magic dollar things, 8 end grain cutting boards, and 2 pastry boards, for a total of 119 items this season. but, now it is time to put things in their places, blow the dust and shavings off of the benches and tools, and start the plotting and planning for the next season (well, that part is already under way, with a bathroom towel shelf for the wife in pine, and an entertainment center for the downstairs neighbor, and a new dining room table). but not to worry, i'll be keeping samples of various lumber at hand to keep any symptoms of withdrawal at bay. now for the fun part, 3 craft shows coming up, and i hope that i can sell enough to scrounge up the scratch to finally get that darned cnc machine.