Thursday, September 11, 2014


where do I begin to describe a week of work

dimensioning four pieces of hard maple

bench-sized pieces

it's one thing to flatten a board
take out the wind
make it an even thickness throughout
it's another entirely to mate it flawlessly to a second
now make all those faces add up to a bigger piece with no wind, warp or curl

are you confused yet?
I realize the images are not following the commentary
it's been a week
a lot's been done
many photos have been took
most of them boring

that's all a blur now

I keep thinking;
it's only five more boards
I can do a tool trough on the back quarter

then I get to planing

the majority of my week has been working through the planes


the joinery is my rest period

 a time to think about details far in the future

just glad the band saw made it this far


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    1. Thanks,
      and funny you should mention condor tails, Shawn.
      not a day after I posted this both Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking had mentions to them.
      Seems we all dip our mitts into the same pot of creativity from time to time