Raining and dreary outside in North Texas today so it was a good day to be inside playing in the shop. I spent quite a lot of time working on my child’s size chair set for my friend. I’ve discovered that working on the floor is a pretty good place to be for someone with balance issues. It actually works really well. I put a piece of mdf on the floor so it was a flat surface to work on and just plopped down and started my assemblies, painting and some sanding. I got a lot done and I realized that I was more relaxed. I guess the idea of falling is always on my mind so that was taking a little of the fun out of things for me. I don’t intend to do everything on the floor – but I think when I know I’m not having a good balance day – that’s my solution.
I also managed to get my board ready for my first generation cheese board that DeGoose has been doing and that I’ve been PM’ing with Scott Smith. I’ll be playing with this more tomorrow. The woods are walnut, maple, cherry, maple and walnut.
And last but not least I just had to try the wine bottle holder thing that everyone seems to do. I just didn’t think it could be as easy as it looks. But thanks to the video by Tim a/k/a The Head Chuck—- I took about ten minutes and made one out of a scrap of pine.
Here’s a link to the video
And here’s my quickie holder – I can see there will be some very easily made Christmas gifts this year – the design possibilities are endless.
All in all a good day in the shop.
-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine