It is fair to say that the tail end of 2013 hit me like a whirlwind and I thoroughly neglected Shavings & Awl and my woodworking in general!
Not only was I very busy with work, being away from home a lot, but family life kept me very busy in a number of ways, some negative, but thankfully mostly positive.
There were a couple occasions of note in the latter half of 2013 for me:
1. My wife managed to find a truly awesome Birthday cake for me:
2. My wife gave birth to our first child, a daughter:
So as you can imagine, with the arrival of our baby, our lives were turned upside down! But now that we are settling down after Christmas and New Year, I find my focus returning to Shavings & Awl and trying to progress my woodworking. So, what will I be aiming for in 2014?
Well, the next project for me to complete is building a work bench. This project will allow me to continue to progress and to try and tackle projects that I would otherwise be unable to. The workbench is currently a work in progress and the blog posts for this will be coming soon.
Alongside the bench build comes the task of trying to organise my garage so that at least a section of it is dedicated to woodworking, with my tools stored in an ordered, accessible manner.
Once the bench is completed I intend to push forward with my list of projects full steam ahead!
The bottom line is that I am looking to getting back on the woodworking wagon and getting some projects under my belt.
I think the appropriate cliché is “Watch this space…..“