|Project by NWIMatt||posted 03-06-2012 05:28 AM||1355 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
So hey, I guess I am kind of combining my introduction with this first project so a little info is in order. I am a rank beginner in woodworking though it has been a longtime interest. I have over the years modified a table so that I could inlay recessed tile in the top, built a few shelves and what not, as well as doing the normal things that come along with homeownership (trim, painting, studs, etc.). I primarily—though not exclusively—use hand tools, mainly because table saws scare the heck out of me though I may get one eventualy, and I hope to get a bandsaw at some point in the not too distant future (my comfort level here is much higher having spent many years cutting meat on one). Enough of that now, this is a bench that I made for the lovely little lady in the last pic (yes, she helped build her own bench) as she has been taking lessons for a while now and has been using my shop bench at the keyboard (no piano..yet). It is pine (easy to work, readily available) with mortise and tenon joinery, which was a first for me. This little bench took way longer to complete than it should have, but is now essentially done but for the finish. Thanks for looking.