|Project by Violaine||posted 08-27-2016 08:32 PM||682 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Hello fellow lumbeejocks! its been awhile since i last posted and practically did not have any woodworking stint for the last 5 years since i was diagnosed with some benign tumor in the belly but i had it removed last year. It was a major operation so to speak and i slowly regaining my abdominal strength because they cut up one side of the six pack muscles upfront. Yeah my tools have been sleeping for quite some time.
This is not really totally all of my works, i just did most of the the cutting but all the staining and polyurethaning was done by hand by my brother who is building his home since last year. Let me say i am helping him in the finishing. I may say this is not a rush house project and upto now, he is still building it and he is currently onto the kitchen build. This was done a few months ago, on the second floor of his two story concrete house. I told him how wood can make the house warm even though the house is basically made of concrete and steel. It is the wood trims that can make it different from the “whats in vogue for low cost housing” houses being built in the Philippines for the last decade or so.
My brother has no idea at all on how i do woodwork and it was a learning experience for him. He was able to use my trusty ls1013 Makita, Kreg pocket hole joinery Jig, Cordless drills, Pneumatic nailers, and a lot of hand tools that are indispensable for this craft like the try square, chisels, rubber mallet, making a hinge template, the bosch colt router for making the hinge recess. He also learned how to stain, apply polyurethane and some finisihing techniques which i learned in more than two decades. His learning curve is not that steep considering i made the instructions simpler. Hahaha but at least, he knows now how someone can cut corners on projects and he truly knows now what is quality finished carpentry.
This is just my hobby and i steal the time to do it on weekends. During the last 5 years that i have been sick, it was more of tool collecting. This was my motivation to live for long, overcome my sickness and prayed that i become healthy again for a purpose.
I have been a lurker for those years and still i am and happy to say this particular hobby is pandemically affecting the lives of people around the world. Lumberjocks.com is the only forum i frequent in this digital age and somehow i am proud to say that Benjie (Reyes, a fellow Filipino) is at least a star here! But i am at the bottom of the ocean if you compare his works with mine. I just do the things in the house minus the commercial carpenter.
Sorry for my ramblings, i initially planned to write a few sentences but Lumberjocks warned that this post will be deleted if my descriptions are too short. So i must stop here! hahaha. Good luck to you all and live healthy!