So not much woodworking has transpired in the kitchen remodel .. lots of carpentry, but no real woodworking. But now I get to use some of my woodworking skills.
Raised bar – Map view
Raised Bar Waterfall Side
Curly Maple 8/4 Counter Top
We’ll be installing a raised counter section intended for guests to sit behind while visiting. This awesome piece of curly maple is going on top for folks to sit behind.
All I have to do now is clean up a smidgen of tear out, epoxy a few small holes, miter the two pieces together and finish it. No problem .. right? And yes, it’s heavy!
Where’d I get this fabulous 8/4 13″ wide board? Northwest Timber, of course. Those guys have an awesome stash and great service.
I’ve been a member of Marc’s guild now for many years and it’s his instruction that really got me going in woodworking. I tried, originally, to take a woodworking class at the local high school shop and just couldn’t find enough help to get me over the hump and going. Perhaps you can relate?
I don’t get any benefits from saying all of this, its just my honest experience. And other than that, I like to think of Marc as a friend.
If you’re just starting out, I double dog dare you to go to his free site and see if you learn anything. I literally spend a good part of a 10 day vacation just trying to get through all the free stuff.
After that, maybe you’ll feel OK about investing in a project on his Guild site .. which you can purchase individually .. or not.
Check out The Wood Whisperer Guild
Woodworking and blog posts will resume once the kitchen remodel is complete. In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of what I’ve gotten myself into.
And no, I won’t be building the cabinets. Don’t have the shop size and need the kitchen back faster than it takes to make all of those. But I will be making some small counter tops. Stay tuned for that. :D
Plywood wall over old lathe.
My friend Brick and I finished up his new toy box for his kids (one here and on the way). He’ll be putting on finish on it some time later, but in the meantime, here are a couple of completion shots.
It was also the Lie Nielsen Tool event in town, so I got to spend some time with woodworking friends hangin’ out at the event.
Kim (@ mcintyrefurniture), me and Ann (@anneofalltrades)
Ann @anneofalltrades, Glenn, Mike, me and Ananda