Thought I would share a bit of my day. My wife and kids are out of town for a short retreat and I had two days off work. Great combination for a woodworker! As I mentioned before, I have a very small garage based shop. I share the space with my family and have to set it up for each project. No complaints as I am always happy to be working with my hands!
I am very grateful to all the members of Lumberjocks – what a great community! I learn so much from all of you. It is hard to keep up responding to the prolific writing and projects but I try my best with my work schedule. This series will progress slowly but I will keep it up to date as I progress.
Since I always like seeing photos of other shops ( or should I say drooling over photos of other shops . . . ) I thought I would share these. I know it isn’t fancy or sophisticated but it gets the job done for me.
I started of the day milling up a small amount of steamed cherry for my next project – a pair of “quarter sized” blanket chests. I call them quarter size chests becuase they are approximately 1/4 the size of a large sea captains chest where their design inspiration is drawn from. I also plan on inlaying a 2006 Oregon State quarter in the bottom back rail to identify this series of chests - similar to my last chest. These chests will be for sale at Clearwater Gallery this summer during the annual quilt show in Sisters, Oregon. I am pretty excited to have the chance to have some work on display at my favorite gallery!
I was down to the last three boards when the drive belt in my planner broke. Of course these are not available on the weekend . . . made a “note to self” to purchase two so I will always have a back-up belt. I spent the rest of the afternoon making a small jig for ripping thin stock that I plan on using for edge banding cherry plywood for the chest tops. All in all a fun day in the shop.