So I have a couple days of not having time to play or work however you choose to look at it ( I personally view it as therapy ) before I can start another project. This started me thinking as my last project was easy but was also my first box, which as I look at the projects on here seems to be a common woodworking project, what are common projects that woodworkers feel are either good learning projects or projects that are essential to at least try if one is serious in their pursuit of woodworking.
I personally and lets be honest we read the blogs to get the opinion of the writer viewed boxes as a important step and while my first box was not perfect or my last by any means I did feel a sense of accomplishment. I think that a router table seems to be a stepping stone as well if only a simple one, I have recently read a article on a flip top bench model that has captured my interest and think will be my first router table project.
As for my opinion on this matter it is limited as I have made less than ten projects in my shop and am a baby woodworker is you will, I am more than interested in the opinions of my fellow woodworkers.
On a side note I am researching and excited to try my first dovetail joint although am also extremely hesitant and not sure all that is needed to properly to said joint.
-- why get a plan when you can get even more experience