It has been a bit of a bother to find time for woodworking. I found some today and managed to put in a few hours. Today was about fitting the sides of the lamps to the side edges. Although I got all the I made progress on both lamps but I only got one assembled up to this point.
I am going very slow on this so I can enjoy what I’m making. For starters, I added one coat of tung oil before starting the glue up. The glue joints don’t have any tung oil on them so thery are good and strong. Instead of trying to finish clamping the second lamp, I left it in four sections. I just spent my time on one and made sure I removed all traces of glue. That in itself was kind of pleasing. I think I’m starting to go off the deep end when I enjoy sanding and clean up.
How deep does it go? Will I start to enjoy cleaning up saw blades? Even during glue up, I was trying to brush the glue into a perfectly even coat. Instead of bringing a stack of parts to the little worktable, I brought one piece at a time so I could just look at each piece carefully. Anyhow – I had fun. Here is the lamp with the most progress.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!