It looks like my last blog post didn’t end up in this group initially. Here is an account of my wood purchase for those interested: http://lumberjocks.com/bues0022/blog/19805
If anyone has actually been following this blog, it started with a flurry of activity, then has remained dormant for nearly two months. That can be explained quite easily: December found me working on some previously unplanned Christmas gifts, and January my wife had some time off and was living with me (she’s out of state finishing school). Well, this morning we packed her up and sent her back off to Illinois for her last few months so I’m now free to work on this without her finding out. Also if anyone has been following along and keeping track, I don’t have all the wood I need yet. The wood for the arms/legs is still in my lumber guy’s kiln – so I’ll be doing some things out of order. I think I may start with the headrest, then seat, rockers, and back – or something like that. I’ll see what happens as I go. I’m changing a lot of little things, so I won’t likely be finishing any one piece before heading to the next – making sure I don’t cut too much before I know where things will end up being.
On a side note – quite literally the race is on. Not only is my timeline of early May when I move out of my godfather’s place (and easy shop access) quickly coming – but my wife is pregnant! Due date is in mid-August, and I want it done – or in a nearly done state before she moves up here this summer when school is done.
Enough typing, time to make some sawdust!
-- Ryan -- Maple Grove, MN