|Project by woodbutcherbynight||posted 02-04-2014 12:46 AM||1298 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
Each year I make Bearpaw, a long time friend and mentor, a gift for his shop, as has been our way since my return from Iraq in 2010. Noting that he lacked pencil holders in his shop last year I made a pencil / pencil sharpener / tape measure holder. This year noting he still had only one pencil holder in his shop I decided he needed another one. It is unique in that I used Mahogany from pieces of church pews he gave me after a refurb and some leftover maple he did not want to add to his large stockpile. Noting he likes satin finish I used this as well, and finally so he could point out to others when asked I left deliberate mistakes such as not planing one side of glued up boards to highlight the cupping that happens as well as leaving some glue seep out of a joint and leaving it be. He may or may not check but the cross is out of square by say 1/64th, also done deliberately for those who notice extreme details. In all as always I enjoyed the simple project, laughing as I left mistakes rather than do as I did last year and make a “perfect” project.
-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.