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Shop Creature Comforts

Shop AC unit

Go man, go
But not like a yo-yo school boy
Just play it cool, boy
Real cool
“Cool” from West Side Story

I made a purchase for my shop a few weeks ago that is turning out to be the best thing I ever did to improve my woodworking: a window AC unit. It’s nothing special and probably not very efficient but my shop is quite small and didn’t need a lot of BTUs of power. Working by hand will work up a sweat no matter what you do, but at least I’m not sweating the moment I step into the shop now. This little creature comfort may result in my most productive summer ever in my shop. Funny how that works eh? I’m not sure why I have held off so long and now I’m starting to wonder what other, small improvements can yield a big difference.

My feet may still hurt after a day working on the rock hard floors but I’m one more step towards the ultimate clubhouse that is my favorite room in the house.

Your Turn

What creature comforts have you added to your “clubhouse”? Please share in the comments below.

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