The year of the "Man-Cave"

January 5th, 2016

Building a Man-Cave

I hope everyone had a great holiday season. This New Years I did the unthinkable and I turned my computer off for the first three days of 2016! While I was back in the physical world, I took sometime to think about what I want to accomplish this year. Although I know it is not the most original or useful subject for a blog post, I hope you'll at least find it interesting.

One of my of goals for this year is to create a "Man Cave". For those of you unfamiliar with the term, man cave is a term used to reference a place to cut things, hammer things, burn things, break things that work just fine, and fix things that aren't broken.

I've had this goal for a few years now and have been slowly gathering the tools to make it happen while looking for a good place to build it. In my man cave I plan to have tooling to work with wood, plastic, metal, clay, glass and stone.

pouring concrete the hard way

Last year I collected some basic steel milling tools and a few essential wood working tools. Once I have a location to build it, my first project is a furnace which will double as a forge.

When I tell people about my man-cave the first thing they ask is, "what are you going to make". Then they give me a strange look when I reply, "Good friends, fond memories and new experiences", but honestly isn't that what life is all about?