Well, it has been a lomg time since I posted anything on LJs, primarily because my faculty duties this semester have been keeping me busier than I would like…and that means I haven’t had any shop time since I completed my workbench. In any event, the semester had started to come to a more manageable flow, and I’m hoping to get back in the shop to start my Christmas gift building. I’ve built a fair number of boxes as gifts and I plan to build even more this year. Because I’ve almost exclusively used rabbit joints for my boxes, I want to try some new designs. I hope to get started on that soon.
In other news, my parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in May 2011. My sister is planning a big party for them and I want to build a nice present for them to go with this event. My wife has suggested that I build a nice mantel clock for them. I’m still in the thinking and planning stages, so I’m very open to suggestions for a 50th anniversary gift. I want to get started early so I can put a lot of time and effort into this project to make it the best project I’ve built, so to honor the amazing milestone my parents will be marking in May.
-- Josh....in Nashville, TN