|Forum topic by Bernie||posted 12-23-2012 09:20 PM||2389 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-23-2012 09:20 PM
When I 1st built my workshop 12 years ago, my wife requested a vegetable bin. I hadn’t built anything but a few bookcases so I went shopping for one. I didn’t like what I saw – wire mesh on the front and sides, so I decided I would design my own. At the time I had inherited my dad’s scroll saw (early 60’s model with pin blades that were rather thick). But it served me well for vegetable bin.
My design was simple, allowed for air flow, and I managed to hide the mesh on the bottom and backs of each bin. I decided to cut out a maple leaf in each door because the leaf allowed more air and was well suited for the hand to open the bins. My wife loved it and encouraged me to build and donate another one for the church Christmas bazaar. It was a huge hit and the laddies were wishing I would make another one the following year. I’m still making them.
Simple design. I make a frame and cover it.
My wife’s delight and support over this simple project led me into a woodworking store and I bought a new Dewalt. I got bit by the scrolling bug and since then, I’ve really learned a lot of woodworking skills. Since my retirement 3 years ago my skill level went from novice to craftsman. I still do scroll saw projects and I like to incorporate scrolling into my furniture when I can. I’m just finishing a huge kitchen remodeling job and I’m looking forward to get into my workshop and build and scroll. I’m simply amazed at what a simple maple leaf has done to me.
-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!