Saturday afternoon (when it was not raining) I was doing some woodwork outside our tent at colgaffneyismuster. One of our newer members came by to look at what I was doing and chat. He is an older fellow (mid-late 40’s I would guess). He saw what I was doing and said he wished he could actually do stuff like that. I told him that I will turn 58 next month and I have only gotten serious about this in the last 10 years.
Some of colgaffneyis members are at John O’s, down near Winona for a project weekend (“Johndevous”). John has a very impressive shop and invited anybody in the group to come down there to work on their own camp projects. I decided not to go. I have a shop of my own. John’s shop is better than mine, but not enough better to offset the hassle of driving to Winona and camping there. Also, here I do not have to share the tools. Continue reading →