|Project by BusterB||posted 08-16-2013 09:33 PM||1265 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
While waiting for a replacement drive belt to come in for my planer, I have been catching up on some piddle projects I been putting off around the shop. I have stained shop cabinets and tool stands,rearranged equipment, started gluing up cedar panels and even actually cleaned up some. To put it blountly I have been a tad bit bored. My son is leaving for Tennessee Tech next week and while looking over a list of items recommended for his dorm, I saw they suggested a pencil/pen holder for his desk. I started thinking…hey I can make one of those. Ahhh now I had something to do while the glue dries in the cedar panels. I looked around the shop and noticed a couple of very thin black walnut slabs (just slightly thicker than 1/4”) and decided those would work nicely. Threw together a 4” x 4” box. I went to the 2nd most unused tool in my shop, the scroll-saw (with the mortis cutter being #1) to cut out the top and the letters for the front. Finished with BLO. While working on this I suddenly remembered something I had sort of forgotten….woodworking is a fun hobby. Every once in a while its good to do a project just for the pure joy of it.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)