Hello my friends!
Please forgive my silence/absence from the forum for a few months... much has been happening, not the least of which included a move to a new house (my wife and I are renters, which does not lend itself to staying in one spot for long). The new place has a great space for my studio, a free standing building in our backyard. It started as storage for much of our things, but now as I clear it out, I've had time to start on a new workspace! The first project, despite being in the middle of 5 (yes 5!) kite builds, is a new work bench. As you can see in the pictures, I finished the base today. The final bench will be 34" high with a top that is 72x24" (with a 12" rear extension for a total of 36" depth). While it will be simple, the top will be 1.5" thick. The completion of this bench will also mark the first time I can lay my kite plans out flat on a solid surface (other than the hardboard I've been using in the past). A 6' wide surface will also ease the job of preparing spine seams!
Anyway, take a look at the space and my workbench in progress... with the knowledge that hopefully in January I'll be posting pics of my Magnet, LeQuartz (third build), Monster, Sano SSL+, and Lilith builds! (followed shortly with a 3 year old sail design that I never took to build status and possibly a new Supernova if Davide gets plans posted).
Now for the pics! (not too exciting for you, but they make me happy!)
And if you're not board to death, check out the "Website discussion" section for some photos of my month long trip to Europe.