|Project by Russel||posted 2305 days ago||1232 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
With Douglas Bordner’s announcement of his new apprentice, I thought I share the furniture I made for my daughter’s first child. I have two sons and a daughter and she is the youngest and has a way of saying, “Daddy” (even at 27 years old) that can turn me into the most flexible zombie you have ever seen.
When she was pregnant with her first child she casually strolled into my shop and said, “So, Daddy are you going to make me a crib?” Of course I immediately responded by saying, “I can make a matching changing table too.”
Yep, that’s me the ultimate in negotiations. Now, I had never even attempted either crib or dressing table, but in true and complete ignorance I thought, “how hard could it be” and off I went to buy some wood.
Fortunately my wife had recently watched an episode of New Yankee Workshop with Norm using his dedicated mortising machine and my life partner said, “Do you have one of those?” Well, a mortiser made securing the slats much cleaner, so I welcomed her question. To make a long story short, my daughter got a crib and changing table and I got a Delta benchtop mortiser.
All’s well that ends well, right?
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