There are two reasons why I made more ceramics and none of them is to do with fun (it IS fun to do them, but that's not the reason I don’t turn – after all woodturning is much more fun for me), here we go:
- I go with my wife, and it's a pre-paid sort of thing, so there is a money loss factor and also my wife literally pushes me out of the house to get there on time.
- The working atmosphere and conditions, there are other people working next to me, some are worse, some are much better - and it is a motivator to just do something, anything... also the air-conditioner helps a lot - seriously, I don't know how many of you ever visited Israel in the summer - IT'S HOT!!!
This got me thinking that I have to fix these conditions in relation to my wood related hobbies, since I like it more and want to practice them more.
Well, thinking a bit more made me also realize that the fixing the first condition is very hard - it means setting up a club or something similar in the near area, and make it have weekly gatherings of shop work, where you and I know that wood turners like to TALK and a lot... so I decided to let that rest for awhile.
What I can do something about is my work environment – getting that air-conditioner and space so that I don’t have excuses of inconvenience…
So I’m starting to save to build my lathe a proper home. The place is selected (or dictated) and comes free, all that is left is to save the required funds for the building… I will try to start planning space here, and share the dilemmas and decisions with you, it will be expensive but I hope worth it. Pictures and stuff to come later….