As a youth I would often ask myself that question. Not because it was the start of a new year but because I would find myself at a point of transition and know that things change and bring new experiences. Out of all the things that we can develop negative responses to, I have found that change and new have excited me, like an adventure. True, there has always been a since of hesitation but I think that is what makes it progress to excitement.
Why am I talking about all this? Well, it looks like I have a move in store. If all goes well I will be in Greenville, SC before I know it. I am very excited to be at the base of the Appalachian mountains with all of the best hardwoods in North American in my short reach. The area reminds me of where I grew up, Northern Arkansas.
If you like moulding planes then those will be a very large part of the offering and probably the first to be available. In fact I have been refining some of the proportions and stylings on those planes and are offering those for sale in my Etsy shop right now. Currently they are of walnut but this I feel is an good and acceptable alternative for a number of reasons but I will save that discussion for another post.
If you are interested and would like to hit me up about any particular planes or sets you have interest in I would be more than happy to put you on a list and get back to you as I have the materials to make these.
By the way my planes will reflect much of the research and design that Old Street tools or also know as Clark and Williams have done over the years. I have highly regarded their styles and input on the subject for some years now.