This spring, we tackled a small project that turned into a major one that was going to turn into an even more major one and then we got sidetracked... and then it was October.
Long story short, the workshop was stripped bare and reorganized.
Longer story, it's the twilight of Redneckmodern and a new dawn for Norcalmod... and few other things were meant to fall in line with that, but in the meantime, we might as well get the post up.
So, why the transition? Quite simply, because the renovation of our own house is drawing to a close and the Norcalmod nameplate will serve better going forward... essentially:
- Redneckmodern = my house...
- Norcalmod = your house...
And it'll still be that way, but my house will have a good bit less going-on — and, since it all kind of started in the workshop, blowing the last bits of dust from the workshop and stripping and refinishing the floors seemed kind of like a fitting transition. Since the workshop is attached to the house and still serves as garage, staging-area for photoshoots, and all sorts of other things, it was important to keep it versatile. In the 1.0 world, we had everything in pretty tight arrangement, but the 2.0 world sees things a bit more tidy and organized.
Another function of the transition was to highlight a few bits that have proven extra helpful along the way from a best-practices standpoint. That will come in a few follow-up posts, but here's the lay of the land.
[A few shots of the four walls of the workshop. We'll detail parts of these more a bit later...]
[The original muse of this site -- a 1994 Ford F150 -- was put out to pasture via the cash-for-clunkers program, but parts were salvaged and are now overlooking the workshop it helped to rebuild... Also, yes, those are Casie's engineering documents and degrees that grace the walls. There's actually not a more appropriate place for them when you think about it (and I don't even know where my own diploma is, so...).]