Well, the last five months have flown by! My wife and I adopted a newborn baby girl shortly after my last post, so the project went on hold. It’s a shame, because the new arrival was of course the inspiration for the piece, but the timing just didn’t work out. Anyway, now I’ve got a little more time on my hands so I should finally start to make some progress.
I did take my intro to woodworking class at the community center, so I’ve got a little more experience under my belt now. Okay, it was just a serving tray, but I thought it went pretty well. I have decided that I’d go with a cheaper wood and paint for this first real project, although I still want to eventually work with finer woods and natural finishes. I think this will just be easier all things considered.
Look for updates soon!
-- Brad, Northern Virginia