Well, can anyone pick out what’s wrong with this picture (other than my pathetically small handplane collection)? Hint: it’s the decoration on the handplanes. No, it’s not Halloween, those are real cobwebs. On my handplanes. Hmph.
After I meticulously dried about 250 bdft. of cherry and maple, sorted and re-stacked it, performed the wood-choosing ceremony for one cabinet and drew up plans for four (four!) more pieces of furniture, I now have the problem most novice woodworkers face on a daily basis: time. If time really was money, we’d all be broke.
I happen to now be on a job that requires an insane amount of hours per week to complete too much work in too little time. Ain’t it always the case. Working like this affords precious little time to be in the shop murdering electrons and swearing at finicky handplanes.
Anyway, about the 5 upcoming projects. We’re going to have some fun at The Bronze Oak Leaf in the upcoming months. A Shaker stepback, which is kind of like a curio cabinet for the dining room; a sideboard, which is kind of like a buffet for the dining room; a tall cherry bookshelf for my lovely daughter, and a top secret project for someone who’s been complaining about not having received one yet. That’s going to be a fun one. I’ll try to show as much as possible without giving up the secret, but let’s just say it’s going to be way out of my comfort zone. Very few right angles or sharp corners.
Don’t forget the Enfield Cabinet. That’s going to be a simple project for some much needed storage space, or maybe a short rest stop for some bottles of wine (they don’t last long here).
I’m not sure where I’ll start yet, but as soon as I get off this @#$%&* job, both of you readers will be the first to know.