Every day, I’m a bit closer toward being able to finally build something! I want to finalize my workbench design. I want to get familiar enough with Sketchup that I can design some of the other stuff I have bouncing around in my head and see how they would work. And each day brings me just a bit closer to that.
Tomorrow I’ll pull the trigger on a jointer plane I found at a killer price. Details will follow after thee purchase, just in case someone else things it’s a good deal ;). I’ve got three old saws coming to me. I’m working on the router plan, and possibly the Veritas plow plane as well (needed for a particular project, as is the router plane). I’m just plain antsy right now!
Luckily, tomorrow morning I’ll pull the trigger on Christopher Schwarz’s book, and I’ll probably drop a few extra pennies to get it faster. Gotta love Amazon Prime though…even if I keep the couple bucks to myself, it’ll be here Tuesday. I don’t know that I wanna wait that long though, you know?
Here are the projects I’ve got lined up in my head, not counting the workshop projects. I just have to get them on paper and/or in Sketchup:
1. Box for father-in-law’s curly maple indian flute. He plays it and plays it well. He also transports it places in a cloth sleave. I’d hate for that beautiful flute to get damaged.
2. Storage bench for my sister-in-law. This will serve as her hope chest as well as be a neat piece of furniture. I’m hoping it will become a family heirloom for her children to cherish as well.
3. Bookcase for my Mom. She was going to build one herself, she even bought a table saw (cheap little Ryobi unfortunately). However, she physically just wouldn’t be able to handle the lumber. That’s OK. I look out for my Mom.
I hope to have the first two done by Christmas next year. The bookcase would be great to be done by then as well, but if not that’s cool. Mom said she’s not in any rush. However, I’m impatient. I want to be working on SOMETHING now. I guess I’ll try and draw out the projects later and scan them so I can post them and get input from folks. Hope you good people don’t mind ;)
-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!