|Project by Craftsman on the lake||posted 12-29-2014 04:49 PM||1510 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Over the holidays my eldest daughter came home from Boston. She needed a sit down, boot bench for the entry way of her apartment. This is the one she had in mind.
It is made of cherry, of which I’d purchased a bunch of on sale recently and she came with dimensions and a sketch. This is the result. To save time, as it was limited, it has parts that would all fit in the planer and is assembled with pocket hole screws. She sprayed on three coats of poly and as it was quick trying. She took it with her after just a few hours of assembly.
At the end she was talking and said… “someday when I get a permanent place of my own I think I’d like to set up shop.” A heads up out there. If someone just makes a couple of things, it takes the mystery out of woodworking. For instance. She now knows that jointing and planing all your pieces before cutting and assembly makes them all just fit. trying to work with wood right off the shelf often ends up being an exercise in futility. My kreg pocket hole jig isn’t a tenon but on her own that skill can come later if she wants. Break the ice and maybe the hobby will be born for them.
One thing I insisted on though is that if she ever gets her own table saw it must, must, must be a Sawstop (of which I don’t even own). You see, she’s an accomplished concert violinist, and a PhD scientist btw…. (Dad’s bragging rights).
All in all, lotsa fun and just a smidge of pride.
-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.