Today was a goof-off day. I grabbed my handplane hunting pack, iPod and my son and I headed out to the local flea market. Unfortunately, no new tools were to be had today. We stopped at a few garage sales and ran across a guy selling a trailer of 5/4 rough redwood. I had been thinking about building some Redwood Adirondack Chairs for my patio. But, there was enough lumber in the trailer that storage in the garage of my suburban home would be a challenge (that and the explaining it to the wife issue). I decided to think about it and left the lumber there.
I ran home and picked up my daughter. We made a quick woodcraft run. I’m went to get some Rosewood to turn a side handle for the Record T5 that I showed in one of my recent handplane restoration blog entries. I’ll share info on the handle creation process when I get it done. As I was checking out, I asked about the Adirondack Chair plans I had seen on the woodcraft web site. They had a set and I purchased them.
We finished our errands and made a run through the house. I then went back to the yardsale and the redwood was fortunately still there. So here are some pictures of what was on the trailer.
I think I will be able to get a few chairs out of it. Perhaps you all would have some suggestions what to do with the rest.
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov