Aside from the usual struggles to balance work, home life, and my hobby, there are two big reasons for the slowdown on this blog:
1. My woodworking repertoire has narrowed of late. I still work wood a lot, but I’ve been focusing on wooden spoons and tobacco pipes, to the neglect of the furniture work I had been doing a few years ago. It’s not so much that my interests have changed; I have found a market for my wares, and I enjoy having a hobby that contributes to the household economy. However, I don’t want to turn the Literary Workshop into “the spoons-and-pipes blog,” so I try to post here only when I want to share something of general interest to woodworkers.
2. I’ve been using other media outlets to display my woodworking, and they all take some time for me to maintain. In addition to my Etsy shop, I am maintaining a Facebook page for the spoons and an Instagram account for both spoons and pipes.
If you would like to see more frequent updates from me, please “like” my Facebook page, Schuler Woodenware, and follow me, steve_schuler, on Instagram. As always, you can find select spoons and pipes for sale at my Etsy shop.
In the meantime, I hope to keep posting here every couple of weeks or so. I have a number of interesting furniture projects coming up, and I look forward to doing some build-along blog posts.