|Project by Smallcrafter||posted 08-28-2012 11:34 PM||1237 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
When we moved into our home, the owner’s father had a fine pre-fab shed primarily used for storing the lawnmower. After poking around, I found an old but working table saw and a bunch of lumber including a 9’ white oak board. I always wanted to make my own furniture and after making a shelf and a step stool, I decided to draw up some plans and make a simple table for my wife. Being unemployed and broke, I had to work with the tools that I already have but bought a couple of Japanese hand saws to use for the cuts that don’t require the table saw. I don’t want to use nails and screws in my work and want to keep the use of power tools to the bare minimum. My goal is to build Craftsman furniture, but I have a long apprenticeship ahead. At 61, I’d like to get enough practice to make things that I can sell when I retire. I such a newbie right now I wear a shop diaper instead of a shop apron! Gotta start sometime!
-- 'The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.' - Chaucer