Fall is always crazy. I love it and I hate it.

I love it because fall means hand tool events, classes, holiday rush and work. I hate it because it means long days, longer nights, no days off and work. But such is the plight of man.

If you’ve sent me a saw to be sharpened recently, you should know that my 4 to 6 week turn around has quickly ballooned…I’m a few weeks behind, so please bear with me.

A couple of months ago, I also went back to my day job as a (not at all) mild-mannered social worker. So, I’m back to working on saws at night and on the weekends.  After about three months of doing nothing but working on saws full-time, the walls started closing in, and I was having conversations with inanimate objects just to hear the sound of my own voice. I thought being alone in my shop all the time was going to be wonderful. I guess I was wrong. Go figure.

But rest assured….I’m happier now than ever and still committed to taking over the world, one saw at a time.

I’ve lots planned for the coming year, and a renewed sense of self. Stay tuned and feel free to keep in touch.




One Response to “Work”

  1. Matt,

    If your anything like me, you made a great decision. I had an offer 10 years ago to work from my home, what a fabulous idea!! I was an outgoing pleasant human at the time. Eight years later I was reclusive grumpy, and I stutter (literally) everytime I talk to someone. I think people don’t give work its due in keeping their social interactions active and pleasant. Even picking up garbage, your part of a crew or group that talks and tells stories and generally make each others day pleasant. (no, I wasn’t a garbage man).

    Two years ago I opened up a small woodworking company after 20 years out of the business. Unfortunately business is so slow I’m still a hermit. But hopefully that will change.

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