The Wine Rack #1: The horse has been led to water...

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Blog entry by Todd Clare posted 04-01-2010 10:55 PM 980 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been wanting to “do” woodworking all my life.

Even as a little kid, I remember watching the New Yankee Workshop and The Woodwright Shop. Something about the combination of creativity and the exact tolerances and the remarkable potential to continue to learn was a big draw for me.

I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m ready. Got a basement with a good collection of tools. I’ve read a lot and watched a lot of shows… I’ve actually have some… TIME! So now what?

It’s funny, the options are almost too overwhelming where I go into the shop and can’t really focus. Infinite potential and no direction gets you nowhere…

I’ve decided that a wine rack will be my first, official (non-shop) project. It’ll take forever (I need to do all the first time learning about the lumber yard, all the techniques to cut the parts and make the joints, and then the finishing options. But I’m excited about that “forever” because it’ll be a fun journey. I’m sure my frequency of question-asking in the forums will go up exponentially.

I’ll likely use missionworks' wine rack project as inspiration, with a few modifications for the non-rectagular space targeted for the wine.

Wish me luck!

-- Todd (Denver, CO -- Highlands)

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#1 posted 04-01-2010 11:34 PM

good luck with your journey
and may you explore thing´s
you tought would be impossiple
for you to do isn´t so difficult
after you have done them once


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