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With Labor Day right around the corner, we’re experiencing the change from summer to fall. How does this effect your woodworking? Are you packing things up for the season, or are you about to pull things out of mothballs to get started for the year? Or are you carrying on as usual. Take the short survey below and let us know if you’re a fair-weather, foul-weather or year-round woodworker. If you don’t work wood year-round, leave a comment to let us know why.

–Robert W. Lang

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  • woodworking

    Agree with Jim, some of us can’t stop year round!

  • Josh

    I do manage to work wood all year but I slow down a lot in the summer. The weather here, Houston, is just brutal from June-September so I slow down quite a bit. I’ll still tackle bigger furniture projects, but I made it a point to build my Roubo bench in November for a reason 🙂

    The heat wouldn’t affect my working habits as much if we weren’t renters though. When/if we end up buying a house I plan on building a detached, dedicated shop with good insulation, ventilation and loads of natural light and better fixtures for artificial light. With a smarter, purpose built shop I think the weather would effect my habits much less.



  • Neil

    Just wondering if a follow up survey question might be to ask if the style of woodworking changes based on the season??

    Are those in the 60% who work year round, working in the same style or does climate dictate a style change?

  • Jim Lancaster

    I try to keep woodworking year round. The only change I make is to wheel in an old attic fan during the hot summer months to keep the air moving around.


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