My name is Aubrey and this is my first blog. I feel kind of nervous doing a blog because I am a novice woodworker and I am not use to showing my work to others, but I feel that this will help me get better, and I have gotten more comfortable with the work I do since my first project.
My wife and I decided to do a camping trip for my son who is going to Afghanistan. We also invited the whole family and lots of friends. My wife thought it would be fun to have a chili cook off with no losers just winners of different categories. Seven people signed up, so that meant seven prizes. To save money on prizes Michele (My wife) thought it would be a good idea for me to build seven serving trays all different styles out of the scrap wood I have in the shop. I thought this will also give me experience with different techniques, while getting rid of the wood I could not bare to throw away. So we started planning our first projects with a time limit (Eight weeks).
Our first tray was a simple design made out of pine I had lying around. I like to call this one my warm up tray. For a tray that was so simply designed it took two weeks to build. Almost anything that could go wrong did, but through the process Michele and I learned how to work together in the shop, and how to best organize for the next six trays Which we have already started.
I will post the pictures of the trays as I complete them hopefully each one getting better..
-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.