Spring is here, the days are sunny with temperatures in the in the 70’s, flowers are starting to bloom and the summer teaching season has begun.
I’m starting the 2015 season with a class in my shop, a collaboration with Pygmy Kayaks building two of their Pinguino 145 designs. It’s a full week but we are making great progress and having fun as we bring these boats to life. I can already tell both boats will be used often once they hit the water.
Last week saw two projects moving closer to completion. We did the tear out of our old kitchen (what a mess) and I got enough done on my new Black Mountain Cycles bike to take her for a ride Sunday. Both are going to be wonderful, well worth the effort!
In the kitchen we’re making and installing the ceiling this week then we can set the upper cabinets. I hope to have the space up and running by the end of this week and finished by the end of next. I’ve got a class in the shop the first full week of May and students to feed.
Spring is a bit slow coming in this year, but the longer days do make it easier to spend more time working in the shop and they offer some daylight time outside at the end of the day. Sunshine, it’s good stuff this time of year. Yesterday it was in the 50’s but today we’re back to cold, wind and morning rain. Come to think of it, this is spring.
Earlier this winter, before December’s frost, ice, and dustings of snow had morphed into the more than four feet still piled up around the shop, I expanded the list of things I’ve tried my hand at. A film crew, four consummate craftsmen, arrived for a three-day shoot in my shop.