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