|Project by Built2Last||posted 10-09-2014 05:34 PM||4569 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
The first picture is of one of my customer’s and I am teaching her what little I know about woodworking but I think it will not be long before she is teaching me.
She and her husband just bought their first house and she is in charge of remodeling it. She is the one I mention in my earlier project which is a wood countertop cutting board style with a live edge walnut backsplash http://lumberjocks.com/projects/106675
She decided she wanted a larger doorway so she and her mother tore out the old one, built and installed a new header and then it was over here to my shop to explain what she wanted. I built a jig so that I could mortise out about two inches and 4 7/8” wide in each 10 inch diameter log. Then I cut out the center section on the ends of the top log.
Once the pine logs were mortised out she and her mother took them home and installed them and I think they did a great job.
I really like to see women who can do the stuff that is usually considered “man’s work” but still visits the softer side of sears. Nothing sexier and nothing makes me feel better because as a father of two daughters who was a single dad for 3 1/2 years, I pray that I will live long enough to see my girls treated as equals. They deserve the same pay and respect as a man would get doing the same job. Besides, I don’t know of many men who could do what most women do, especially mothers and especially single mom’s. Most men can only dream of being that strong.
Ok, I rant sometimes about women getting the respect they deserve so, I will move on to the last picture. This is some siding I cut for my neighbor across the street. It was the first time I had ever seen someone put this type of siding on a mobile home. It has been a couple of years now and it still looks great. I’ve sold a few more batches of siding from this mobile home. Two were folks just riding by and stopped to asked him where he got it.
Have a great day, ya’ll !!!!!