Friday, December 28, 2007
Happy Holidays to all of my woodworking buddies! I am looking forward to an exciting year in the shop. I wonder what is in store for the year 2008?
I have a couple of projects underway in the shop which I will share on this blog. I have a shadow box planned for my son for some of his Scouting collectibles. I am also considering making him a replica of Civil War Officer's Field Desk out of fir for him to store his growing Civil War relic collection. This should be a good project to hone my hand joinery skills! The good news for me is that these desks were somewhat rustic so less than perfect joinery would actually be appropriate taking the pressure off my end of things.
My build of a modified New-Fangled workbench is underway. I finalized my version with a SketchUp rendering. As I mentioned before, this is perhaps the best tool to make its way into my shop! I am sure I avoided some costly and time consuming mistakes by working out the details in SketchUp. I also have a commissioned cherry display pedestal for a special bronze. Sounds like I have my hands full and the year hasn't even started yet!
Today I began dimensioning the KD Douglas Fir for my bench.It was a long day planing and I am glad it is done . . . those fir 4 x 4 posts are heavy to be swinging around and feeding into the planner!