I’ve been working on a big Stickley designed double bookcase for way too long, but I’m closing in on it now. Finally put the tongue-and-groove back boards on, all the shelves are done (middle shelves are fixed, top and bottom shelves a...
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Location: Broadview Heights, Ohio
I'm a relatively new woodworker. Story's pretty typical: Always wanted to learn, never found the time. Other priorities just got in the way.
But sometimes, fate has a funny way of telling you what to do.
My boss at the time was an avid woodworker. You know the type ... probably could have done it as a vocation, not just as a hyper-hobby. He built all the furniture for his retirement home, beautiful cherry stuff. I used to pepper him with questions, even though I'm more a Stickley Arts and Craft kind of guy, while he's inspired by Thomas Moser.
Anyway, one day he tells me he bought a new jointer, and he asked if I wanted his old one. He wasn't kidding either: It certainly was old, but it was in great shape. I said yes in a heartbeat.
My sons and I went to his shop to pick it up, and he tossed in a bonus... an old mortiser that he had sitting around. Well, the first weekend I jointed and mortised all kinds of scraps. Bucketfuls. Beautifully square, with mortise holes running the length.
And then I convinced my wife that if I just had a tablesaw ...
-- David in sunny Cleveland, Oh
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