Sunday, July 28, 2013
Off the Hook
Typical of summer, there has been a lot of non-woodworking going on. While this makes our home run smoothly and is good long-term, short-term it makes me grumpy, since I'm not getting to do much work that I truly enjoy while doing it. When Brian Eve recently posted "productive procrastination" it struck a chord with me as a way to do some woodworking, without derailing the summer projects.
Some how I've never been able to find the required five minutes needed to make the simpler style hook, always finding some alternative method when I needed a bench hook. This pair takes just enough effort to earn a little "made by hand" love in the shop without being an unloved plywood jig or an inlaid dog house.
Yes, I still have more things on my summer to-do list than I'll finish, but this 2hr project was just what I needed, giving me enough sense of accomplishment and "me time" to recharge me to go on with the chores of life.