So, yesterday found me in both Lowe’s and Home Depot. I finally found Home Depot’s selection of non-construction wood. I also found Lowe’s oak and birch plywood. Why was I wandering through these sections? Because I’m getting pretty damn impatient!!!!
I don’t have a shop to use, but I’m antsy! I want to build something now! A tool chest, or something small and easy to move. I almost bought a Workmate yesterday just to have something to work with. I want to make some sawdust badly! The only reason I haven’t jumped all over building my workbench yet is that I’m hoping it’ll be heavy enough that moving it will be a pain, hence not wanting to start until I’m in the new place.
I was looking and red oak and thinking of the dovetail saw ripping a kerf-sized section into dust, of the chisel pealing away chunk after chunk, until POOF! A dovetail. Yeah, I’ve got delusional fantasies of perfect dovetails on the first attempt. I have this silly notion of making fantastic stuff on my first try. I have to get past this.
So, here’s the plan. All my projects will get a first attempt with pine, since it’s pretty cheap. Then, if it’s suitable for use, I’ll either give it to someone, or donate it to some charity. I’ll be sure to finish it as well, because an unfinished piece just doesn’t look right. However, I’m antsy now, so I suspect I’ll be in Lowe’s in the next couple of weeks, buying that Workmate and some pine.
Got to practice those dovetails, right?
-- "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!