I am taking a couple of days to revamp my shop a little. The first is hand tool accessibility and organization. I find I use looks of different hand tools when build automata. These include measures, files, tweezers, miniature hand saws, lots of different pliers, screwdrivers, chisels, and just about everything else. I like to keep them handy in a drawer on my work bench, however my collection of stuff has grown. I decided to add more drawers to the front of my bench to organize and store things better.
Now I just have to clean up the mess and stash everything into the new space. It is amazing how little things can excite sometimes!
The other half of the project is to find myself a new dust collector for use on my scroll saw and bench sanders. I am using a lot of Tupelo wood for characters and the dust is very fine. My small bag house just doesn't seem to do the trick. I am busily doing some research on what others have done. I'll do a supllier tour next week in the city.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.