|Project by quasarwutwut||posted 09-28-2016 11:00 PM||915 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
Being a hobby and not a profession I feel like I need to make a lot of things that my wife can enjoy so she doesn’t think I’m hiding in the garage all the time to avoid things like cleaning the cat boxes. Which I am. Fortunately it was fun to start to work with more exotic woods and make something in my skill set that actually looks impressive.
The two things I learned from this was that I need more clamps, and that maybe 5 types of wood (walnut, yellowheart, purpleheart, cherry and maple) was probably overkill. Next time I’m going maybe just walnut, maple, and purpleheart. Keep it simple stupid, as my grandfather was fond of saying. Oh, and third thing is that I really need to make a planer sled. I don’t have a jointer and am not sure how to plane by hand because, yes, I only know how to use powertools. Shameful but true. Anyways, the pattern’s a little busy but I like it, and I’ll put it in my ‘win’ column.
-- Jordan, Chicago, not allowed near saws or goats. Or goats with saws.