Just thought I’d post a quick update. My birthday is coming up (tomorrow), and my friend Susan heard about my new interest in woodworking. Given that she knows pretty much everyone, she took me to one of her friend’s houses for lunch who had apprenticed as a woodworker in the past and had a shop in his garage. Lunch was great, and I got a lesson to boot!
I received some great tips on how to hand cut dovetails, and I also used some nice tools for the first time. Sharp chisels and marking gauges are awesome!
I wish I had photos of the actual shop, but I didn’t have my camera on me. However, I did get to snap a shot of the practice piece I had worked on. The dovetails aren’t perfect, but they’re the best I’ve done so far, and the experience was amazing!