Finally, enough chaos seems to have subsided and I can spend some time on some projects.
Woodsmith magazine had plans for a library stand made out of White Oak. I have a family bible boxed away that this would make a good display for, as well as allowing me to get rid of a stand or two that I am not overly fond of. A few months ago, a few of the Michigan LJs went to a mill in Michigan and I picked up close to 20 board feet of quartersawn white oak for the project.
I got a pretty good deal on it. There were water stains on the exterior which the sawyer said would come off. He priced it out at about 3 bucks a board foot due to the stains.
I have a Jet Combo bench Jointer that I use for the planing and jointing. Not my favorite tool in the shop, but works decently when everything is aligned right. I have an 8 inch limitation on what I can plane and face joint so I had to cut a few boards to rough dimensions before planing them. Took a good portion of the evening, but now I have a nice stack of workable boards.
Tonight I will be working on the legs and working the boards to final dimensions. This will be a pretty involved project. I am so happy that I finally am working on this.
Happy woodworking all,
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.