Last year, after spending my first post retirement years on further development of my property, I started back in the workshop. My first project was a dual fuel, aluminum and iron melting furnace, as documented in the "Hothead" furnace post. I hope to continue with detailed builds of many projects I have always wanted to build, but never found the time for before. My workshop interests run from woodworking to machining, welding, casting, pattern making, smithing and old machine rebuilding (when I can find them at reasonable prices). I enjoy a very extensive collection of books on workshop practice and projects, general engineering old and more recent and other interests such as history and general science. One of my favorite project collections is the D. Gingery series, their are still a couple of his shop machines I would like to build.
Here are some property and project pictures.