Once again, I have complete the projects that have been in different phases of construction in my shop. Some needing the cut list to be completed, others needing to be assembled, while others are being finished. Once this process is completed, the decision needs to be made. What next? Another table, finish that rocking chair I began building a year ago…search through the hundreds of plans from the internet and magazines that I have compiled over the last six years for something that grabs my attention…something that will challenge me to improve my skills? It’s a decision that must be made before any work can begin. And yes, I must check my inventory of wood. Do I have the wood I need? Cherry, Oak, Sunken Cypress, etc? Is there enough to complete the project? Will I have to invest in more wood, screws, glue, tools, or time than what I have? Do I posses the skills or can I develope the skills needed to take on this project? Will this project be something I need( a jig, sled or feather board) or maybe a gift(birthday, anniversary, etc.)? Decisions!! How do you decide? Maybe I can take the plans, throw them up in the air and the one or ones the land face up will be the ones I choose from? It’s work deciding where to go from here. Will I create a masterpiece or something less? One thing is certain…I will grow and learn and admire those who create the masterpieces that inspire me to keep trying to better my skills.
-- Jesus is Lord!