Titled “The Joiner and Cabinet Maker,” this short book was written by an anonymous tradesman and tells the fictional tale of Thomas, a lad of 13 or 14 who is apprenticed to a rural shop that builds everything from built-ins to more elaborate veneered casework. The book was written to guide young people who might be considering a life in the joinery or cabinetmaking trades, and every page is filled with surprises.
On the advice of my marketing expert (my spouse), I needed to make my blog more search-able. So I’ve renamed it. Things should mostly be the same.
I keep my eye on Craigslist for less expensive wood left over from projects. So far, I’ve had some pretty good luck and last week some one was selling 12 to 13″ wide mahogany so we journeyed over to Bremerton to pick it up this morning. We decided to make a day of it since getting to Bremerton requires an hour ride on the ferry.
For my college 6 weeks field course I had to purchase a geologist's hand lens to be able to classify rocks. I remember that it was an expensive purchase for my starving student budget, but I went ahead and purchased a good one. It's a 10x lens.