Virtual tour of my workspace

My workshop/studio space is very compact, compared to many of the shops I've visited while traveling to woodturning groups and colleagues around the globe. My space is in the basement, and I share this room with the utility area of our home (i.e., laundry room and furnace). Since I usually work on a small scale, it works for me - except when entropy happens and the clutter accumulates. That had happened between 2012 and 2017 - to the point where it was difficult for me to work here. My New Year's resolution for 2017 was a major shop cleaning, and I've maintained sanity in there ever since. That has resulted in me wanting to make art much more often.

My primary time for making art is on the weekend and on a couple of evenings during the work week. I also exploit holidays that are associated with the academic cycle - especially winter break. When I'm not on a heavy travel schedule, I have more time. Alas - that's not been the case for the past five years, but my schedule has settled down a bit this year.

I guess one take-home message for this article is that one doesn't have to have a huge workshop or studio to make art. This is the space I've used ever since I started my journey into the world of wood art, beginning on Christmas Day, 1998.

At any rate, here's a virtual tour of my space...