AW Episode # 012 – When Life Interrupts Your Woodworking


Oh my!  It has been forever since I was able to podcast!  Between loosing several weekends to illness / busting it at the office / and certain life events, I have not had a spare second.  Even though I am still sick, I wanted to publish a podcast to get back into the flow of things.  So, I am apologizing up front.  This is not my best episode, but I am releasing it anyways to get back into the flow of things.

Today’s subject really has a simple answer.   When life keeps you out of the shop and interrupts that big project, change your focus to little things, at least until you have the time to devote to that big project again.  What did I do?  I turned some pens and bottle stoppers on my lathe and started making wooden boxes out of scrap wood to protect certain electrical plugs around the yard.  My Christmas light obsession was being crushed by record levels of rain.  I was not about to spend 60 hours putting up Christmas lights and they not work due to the GFI tripping in the rain.   So, the problem areas were protected by small wooden boxes that I painted black.  I got 75% of my lights to work, despite the second highest amount of rain in Georgia recorded history.

I am looking forward to 2014 and making it the best year ever!  Until next time, I hope everyone can get into their shop and build useful works of art.


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One thought on “AW Episode # 012 – When Life Interrupts Your Woodworking

  1. Leh,
    Welcome back. I alternate between podcast and audio books, so I’m a little behind (just having listened to this episode). Keep up the good work & keep the podcasts coming.

    Thanks, also for the mention of the MWA in this episode. I’m glad you enjoyed your meetings with the Atlanta chapter and I hope you like the podcast.