This months meeting was at Craig and Mary Lou’s house in Nokomis. They have a beautiful house right on the water. Since the house is raised up to meet code, the whole ground floor is garage and shops, yes shops plural. There is the garden tool and irrigation repair shop, the woodworking shop, the paint shop, the down stairs office, and the wood storage room. The walls are covered with tool mainly on magnetic strips. There are a lot of stationary tools, table saw, band saws, joiner, planner,etc. Next we went up to the house and saw some of the furniture they have made and toured the house. They both like woodworking and work together on projects. Although it really wasn’t a demonstration type meeting, everyone was fascinated with the shop and house and really enjoyed themselves.

Desk top made from scraps.

Desk top made from scraps.

Zebra wood box

Zebra wood box

Not a bad view!

Not a bad view!

Now that's where a work bench belongs, in the living room!

Now that’s where a work bench belongs, in the living room!

Behind the TV, we had spaghetti for dinner

Behind the TV, we had spaghetti for dinner

Made from scraps of cherry and corean. Cool!

Made from scraps of cherry and corean. Cool!

 Both canoes were made by Craig & Mary Lou at Spanish Point

Both canoes were made by Craig & Mary Lou at Spanish Point

Now this is a living room!

Now this is a living room!

Padok dinning table. 3/8 thick strips glued to plywood.Wow

Padok dinning table. 3/8 thick strips glued to plywood.Wow

Craig tells the story

Craig tells the story

Hand me a clamp will ya!

Hand me a clamp will ya!

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Anybody see a grinder around here?

Anybody see a grinder around here?

Is everybody comffe?

Is everybody comffe?

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Made at a class in Canada

Made at a class in Canada

Which garage?

Which garage?