Most of use who work wood as a hobby struggle to find time in the shop. Day jobs and family come first of course. The remaining time is typically restricted by the noise generated and the weather. Some are working in apartments, have close neighbors or are working in attached garages or basements and noise becomes an issue. Then there is the weather. Many struggle in the winter months with unheated work spaces others struggle with the summer heat.
Far and away, summer presents the most challenging time for me and my woodworking. There are several chores that need to be completed to maintain my property and home. Not the least of which is mowing grass. But the heat and humidity are the real show stoppers for me and this summer has already proven to be particularly challenging. Spring weather lasted for what seemed only about four days and then the heat came on.
Today was the first day since last weekend that I had any time to be in the shop. I lasted about three hours and had to throw in the towel. 86ºF and 68% humidity take a quick toll.
I did manage to size and thickness the sides and rear of the larger interior drawer. I even managed to cut all the joinery for that drawer including the grooves for the drawer bottom. The large exterior drawer received sides and they were dovetailed to the front.
That’s it. Pitiful I know, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.