|Project by sethwells||posted 04-19-2014 08:09 PM||1320 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
I’ve been trolling this site for nearly two years with the intention of getting started in woodworking. Well, this year I decided to pursue the woodworking craft instead of playing as much golf. I figured it would keep me around the house more (I have 2 small kids) and I wouldn’t have to be gone for several hours at a time – like in golf. Also, it’s still an activity that me and my son can do together (one of the things I really enjoyed about golf).
Well, I finished my first project! I didn’t start small, either! And I’m proud of how it turned out.
I built this adirondack chair using plans I purchased from Wood Magazine, but I did make a couple of minor changes. Most notably, the addition of the Palmetto Moon (from the SC state flag) on the back of the chair. The 3rd pic is a close up of the rounded nose slat. The 4th pic is a close up of the Palmetto Moon that was done with a scroll saw.
Since I’m just getting started, the chair was built with only a few tools: circular saw, jigsaw, scroll saw, belt sander, orbital sander, cordless drill, and I bought a router just for this. I have no workbench yet, so I fashioned a couple of sawhorses and laid plywood across it for a work surface. I also created an extremely simple router table by simply attaching the router to the underside of a piece of plywood.
I’d like to give special thanks to all of you on this site for TONS of inspiration along with Steve Ramsey, Izzy Swan, Matthias Wandel, Frank Howarth and Jay Bates. I have seen every video that each of them has posted on YouTube and I’ve learned so much.
Hopefully I’ll be back posting something else real soon.