Well yesterday was my birthday, and my loving wife and kids gave me two tools, plus some clothes. Since I doubt you LJ’s would care about the clothes, here are the new tools:
Just an 18v Jigsaw (with laser sight) and a countersink/driver bit set. Not earth shattering, but they’ll be well used out in the shop. I have a relatively complete kit of Ryobi One+ tools, so I’m well stocked with two chargers and several batteries already. Now I just need something to build with the jigsaw.
I got several hours in the shop yesterday, re-introducing myself to the workflow out there. I decided to build several boxes from some short boards I had stacked up. I dusted off my dado stack, cut a groove for a plywood bottom, and have three boxes halfway done, plus one more that I need to cut the sides to length:
I did things the ‘hard way’, need to go read up on the EZ-Mitre method of building a box. As these were existing boards, already jointed and planed to thickness, I wasn’t going to get a full grain wrap, but I’m pretty pleased with the two sided wrap on one of the boxes:
They’re all small boxes, 3” x 4” on up to 4”x5” or so, the woods used were maple, oak (which I normally don’t work with, though these boards are handsome…) and one ‘dunno wood’ from a long ago salvaged pallet. I’m going to go grab some breakfast, then head out to the shop and putter some more. Hopefully by lunchtime, I’ll have some progress shots to share.
For now, however, I’m going to pretend I’m from New England and have Cake for breakfast (devil’s food in case you were wondering…)
-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com