I still haven’t posted my first LJ project, but I’m planning on it. I recently finished the construction phase of a basic end table that I’m actually going to use as a nightstand on my side of the bed. My wife has a nice place to put her glasses, book and a glass of water, but my side of the bed is just a pile of magazines on the floor and a cardboard file box where I toss my glass before calling it a day. Once the weather warms up a bit more, I hope to get the end table finished. I’m still not sure what I want to do as far as staining and sealing it.
Anyway, that’s not what I wanted to write about tonight. I made a few woodworking purchases recently. Last week I picked up my own dado set. (A good friend had loaned me his for quite some time. He always gets cool things like that as birthday gifts from his family, but then never gets around to using them.) Just today I purchased a 16 1/2” drill press. It’s still in the box, but I plan to assemble it soon. Along with that I picked up a Woodpeckers phenolic router plate. I plan to make my own router table after completing the end table and some garage cabinets I’m very slowly working on.
There’s nothing like a few new toys in the workshop when it comes to renewing a desire to make some sawdust.
-- Joshua, Olathe, Kansas