Welcome back to one woodworker’s flirtation with insanity by way of making a Jewelry Armoire for my wife. I’m happy to say that I and all of my new personalities are really glad to be done with this project.
For all the details, head on over to my woodworking blog . In the meantime… on with the show!
I didn’t want to use a table saw to cut these grooves, so I had to make a sticking board
I got a little overzealous with the plow plane, slipped, and cut my forearm on one of those protruding bolts. Got a nice long scar to show for it.
Got a Veritas Shooting Board Plane and made a new, nicer, longer, much more accurate shooting board
So glad I bought this… I think at one point I counted over 150 board ends that needed to be shot. This thing speeds up the entire process, saves me a lot of shoulder pain, and I regret nothing. Money WELL spent!
Took a break to make a nicer pizza peel
Two weeks later this fell off the fridge and broke into several pieces. I’ve since made a new one that’s stronger.
I bought a goat while cutting over 100 grooves
My first sliding dovetails by hand. Nice. :)
I was visited by the Workshop Gremlin.
If you let him play with the broom and take all the wood out of your scrap bin, his visit is considered a blessing to woodworkers everywhere. Tell him he can’t touch something and it quickly becomes a curse!
I stop to confirm that it’s actually possible to assemble this thing…yep…just barely.
and I decide to buy hide glue to give myself some extra time to work. Smells like horse pee.
I question my sanity, why did I make this so complicated?
Stay tuned for Part 3…you’ll never believe what happens next!...
-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born.