Like many of my fellow lumberjocks I worked on the Guild Build from the Wood Whisperer last month. Unfortunately it is still a work in progress (hey, 2 kids under 3 and a wife have a way of monopolizing your free time); but I thought that I would post some of the pictures and progress I made last month, then finish it off when the final steps were done.
For those of you that don’t know, the Guild over at Http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com built Shaker tables last month in an effor to support the American Cancer Society. The reason for this was that one of the Guild members recently had a relapse in his cancer and we all wanted to pitch in. Marc led the charge, and offered to donate $5 for each person who at least got close to completing a table in the month of March. He also found company sponsors to match, and the grand total was $8,000! Way to go Marc.
Anyway, I could have gone the Bell Forest kit route, but I have a jointer and planer at home, and was itching to use them so I went to my local lumber yard. I arrived 5 minutes before close, pulled the rough cut lumber I needed and ran for the office before they locked me in. Luckily I was able to get the Walnut and Curly Maple my wife requested.
That weekend I got back to the house and put up the lumber, with the intention of getting started that weekend. Didn’t quite work out that way… I had a kid’s birthday party to go to, and my wife’s car needed the 30k mile overhaul, along with new tires, and a crapload of other stuff. I never understand why women can’t take care of their cars! But I digress…
Needless to say it was 2 weeks later before I could dimension the lumber and start cutting it to size. Here are some of the early photos. Next I will take you through how I made the legs. Enjoy!
-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett