The last couple of days have been project time for my dad and me. We finally cleaned out part of the unfinished section of our basement and have started setting up a nice little workshop. I’ve always loved making things, I just usually don’t have the equipment/space/money/time to do a whole lot. Well, I guess I have the time, but I do try and finish the important things first. i.e. the second Mercator book.
The space is perfect, it even has a garage door to wheel in and out ambitious future projects. (I have my eyes on our aging riding lawnmower.) I’ve even used the space before for cool projects. Back in 6th grade we were required to come up with a project for our Egyptian History unit and I built a four foot tall sarcophagus with a mummy and scepters painted gold with researched hieroglyphics and everything. I had a lot of help, but I had a blast. Needless to say, I aced it. I even made the local paper with the project. I wasn’t trying to over achieve, I just thought it’d be fun.
Yesterday we cleaned out all the junk, re-organized, got rid of cobwebs, and swept out the mouse poop. Today we bought a nice heavy vice and grinder and mounted them with bolts on the work table. There is still a lot to do, but it’s a nice start. Soon we’ll have all our tools organized and join the table to the wall for stability and with a little extra lighting we’ll be in business!