It's hard to decide to cut down a tree. Especially when it's perfectly healthy. In this case, the blue spruce was just too big and too close to the house. It was even too big to be a Christmas tree! It had to go. Goodbye tree!
My day job doesn't include woodworking and hand tools, but in my spare time I enjoy woodworking. Like most woodworkers, I am still acquiring all the tools I think I need. And I'm still designing and contemplating the needs for my "perfect" workbench. I am located in New England.