I’ve always heard that—if, for example, you’re going to quit smoking—it helps to tell everybody you know that you’re going to quit, and on what date you’re going to quit.
It helps get you committed (something that’s been talked about, in my case, for years!).
So … here I go.
My next ww project is a Shaker Style night stand.
Actually, it’s two: his and hers. I’m going to build mine first, so I can butcher IT, and then transfer the learnings to hers. That, of course, presumes that I won’t make the same mistakes twice. No guarantees.
Here’s the pic:
This thing involves mortise & tenons (never done it), dados (never done one), true glue-ups (never done one), and a WHOLE host of other things that Your Humble Woodworker could easily and royally mess up ;-)
What I’ve bought:
- a refurb’d Ridgid 3×21” belt sander and various grit belts
- a Grizzly low-end mortiser (kind of excited about this)
- a Forrester Dado King dado stack (kind of excited about this, too!)
- a blank insert for my table saw. I’ll make it a near-ZCI with the dado stack
This one’s NOT going to move quickly. When I move quickly, I screw things up :-) I also have to stick to my basic rule of no more than 60-90 minutes in the shop at any one time. Then, I have to take breaks—often for the rest of the day … or for a whole day … or … more.
BUT … I’ve told the LJ community, now, what I plan to do … and … pride and integrity will NOT let me lie to all of you :-)
That is all….
-- -- Neil