Starting the build of two matching Mission Coffee (Cocktail) tables. I was originally going to make one out of Cherry for my mother, but our living room could really use a new table, so I will be making a second one out of Walnut as well.
Nothing too exciting so far. Just dealing with the challenge of trying to get the least amount of waste from the wood supply. Nothing is more aggrevating than going through all your pieces for planning, then realizing that your last piece of two would work so much better if i took one part from this piece, etc etc. I’ve just come to accept the future of scrap and a lot of picture frames, eventually…
I prefer breaking down my good with the Jig saw. So much lighter than the circular saw, and it makes so much less dust to boot.
OK, OK, I have to ask that everyone stop being jealous of my “workbench”...
There is less Walnut on the table, as my wife likes the idea of attempting a framed copper panel with a patina for the top. If anyone has ever seen Woodworks and/or has seen David Marks work, that is where I got the idea, and I really want to try it.
My work is cut out for me when I get home; putting the jointer and planer to really good work.
-- Ev in Framingham, MA