Every woodworker has scrap wood setting around the shop just waiting to be purged or merged. I’m no exception and I’m sure I’m not alone in the thought that I just can’t seem to part with the 3/4” plywood 6” by 9” piece because it could be useful sometime in the future. In particular, I have several scraps of 1x material laying around. In an effort to clean up my shop, I’ve decided to make something out of some of my scrap rather than just throwing it out.
At midnight last night my wife finally coxed me out of the woodshop after I got into a groove building this:
(It’s not finished yet, hence the sketchup.)
As I started building the thing, I came up with a challenge for myself: not metal. So, this is a prime opportunity for me to use something I just purchased online that I’ve not gotten the chance to try out yet: my antique Stanley Dowel Jig.
I have to say, that this is oddly rewarding. Something about putting everything together with just the wood is kind of cool.
Like I said, it isn’t finished yet, but I’m close. Almost all of the parts are cut and most of the joinery is done and ready for glue. Just a few more holes to bore and I’m there.
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