Heating Up in the Shop
Issue: Issue 297
Posted Date: 3/20/2012
Last Sunday, it was as warm here in Minnesota as is the average high temperature for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on March 18th
. There are green things growing in my yard right now that should have a couple of feet of snow covering them. I might need to break out the lawn mower two months early! It’s just weird.
But it does bring a question to my mind. Here on the tundra, if you don’t have a heated shop, woodworking slows down quite a bit in the winter. But in places like Texas and Arizona — I’ve heard that the opposite is true. If your shop does not have air conditioning, woodworking is relegated to waiting for a cold front to come through.
The question that comes to my mind is this: how do you sun-belt woodworkers deal with the advent of summer? What are your coping strategies for 100-plus degree days? Do you work all night and sleep all day?
If you’ve got a trick or tactic that you’d like to share, send me an email. As always, you’ll find a selection of the missives in the Feedback department.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal