Aloha to the group,
I have been absent for the last few weeks trying to get caught up on my studio work after spending two weeks in Hawaii. I finally have my head above water again, so I'm glad to be able to participate on the FWW board again.
This was our third trip to Hawaii in the last three years and we have come to love the Island of Maui. In fact, we plan to retire there in a few years. It looks like we will have to purchase some land and build, as I have not been able to find homes with suitable accommodations for my studio.
That means I get to design a purpose built structure just for woodturning, with all of the bells and whistles that I have wanted through the years. Like... 1.) A conveyor belt to move the shavings outside the studio so I don't have to shovel them... 2.) A climate controlled finishing room with effective dust control... 3.) Central dust collection with down draft gates in key areas to pull the dust down through the floor... You have any ideas for neat things to put in a studio? Let me know!!!
We are also planning to renew our wedding vows there next year for our 25th wedding anniversary, so I'm planning a wedding again! Take care and all the best to you and yours!