|Project by Grantman||posted 12-09-2010 03:59 AM||3144 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
A buddy at work was getting ready to celebrate his 5th wedding anniversary and asked me if I could build an Adirondack glider he saw online. I told him he couldn’t afford me, but I’d let him use my shop and I’d teach him how to do it.
He bought a plan online and then for the next few weekends he was in my basement learning how to do a job properly. All the steps – jointing, planing, cutting, jigs, assembly, etc.
He cracked up when his wife asked him why the surprise was taking so long. After all, she said, “all it takes is cutting, sanding, and putting it together.” We had a good laugh on that one!
Needless to say, their marriage has blossomed and now Jim wishes he lived closer to me to work on other projects. The only thing I would say is that Western Red Cedar is too soft to last for years. I wish he had chosen (or if anyone else buys this plan) makes it out of white oak. I am really disappointed in cedar. It’s light and it machines wonderfully, but it dents just by looking at it.
Western Red Cedar, brass screws.