Sorry for the obvious pun title for this post. I have recently been making some improvements to the shop. One of the easiest things so far has been the addition of a drafting lamp to the bench (the bench top for your information is now completely flattened and being used regularly).
A simple upgrade that has huge benefits. The lamp makes seeing scribe and pencil lines much easier. Working in a basement with almost no natural light makes seeing things difficult so this lamp should make life here better. Only thing I may change about the lamp is the bulb. I plan to switch all my lighting to L.E.D. lighting. More energy efficient and better colour rendition makes them a great alternative to usual fluorescent and incandescent lights.
Now is also a good time to inform people that begin in a few weeks I shall be attending Rosewood Studio in Perth Ontario for 12 weeks to improve my woodworking skills. I hope to blog much of my time there so follow along.