I need a Bench
I don’t have a Bench except for my wee carving one
Many Shop projects have one thing in common
They don’t get finished and get put on hold
I know, I’ve started selecting timber for the bench many times
It oddly becomes part of a customers order
This time however I’m expecting an overseas visit from a fellow
I dont know yet, I only found out today
Well until I find out the date, let me keep that a secret.
So the idea is that I have the bench made for the arrival
of my Lumberjock guest to be the first person to use it
So I’m under no pressure. LoL
LJ’s has so much inspiration, there are so many magnificent
benches on the site, where do you begin
Well with me, it has been by clearing out my old driveway
This is where I found the this piece of timber
It came from a tree that came down in the Rabbie Burns storm
of 1990 (more on that later lest I wander) It is the piece that you
would never use in a piece of cabinetwork
It has everything going against it
It is the downward curved branch (limb sounds better?) at the
lower level of the tree.
It got buried under the main tree and there is so much rot around
it then there is the split
Even my dog Thembi does not think much of it.
Ok I’m going to cut it and see what I get.
in a drizzly Scotland
-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe