OK, this post is a few weeks late. Oh, well.
It always seems that I don't get enough done. A perpetual New Year's resolution (if I were actually to make one) is to get more done. So I thought I'd make myself feel better and review what projects I DID complete in 2021. This is one way that this blog helps me. I have a horrible memory and having these things in writing helps a lot. Here goes.
|Oak table for next to wife's desk|
|Cherry demilune table for the kitchen - a very challenging project|
|A rustic frame for the wife|
|Low plant stand for the balcony - oak|
|Twin shoe shelves from red alder - these have been a great addition|
|Coat and hat rack from red alder - also a nice addition to the house|
Small Items and Gifts:
|Roubo phone stands - always wanted to try this|
|"Palm tree" swim cap drying rack for the wife|
|Kleenex box from sapele for my sister|
Tool Rehab or Making:
|Cleaned up a new-to-me Stanley #2358A miter box and saw|
|Reshaped the sole and rehabbed the iron on a Sandusky Tool #92 1 1/8" round plane|
|Finally had success making a screw-box and wooden screws.|
A lot of satisfaction from this one!
|Investigated and finally figured out how to bore large holes with expansive bits|
|Made a small Moxon vise with homemade wooden screws|
|An experiment in shaping with this pine, poplar and oak dovetailed box|
In addition to the above, this year I played around a little bit with carving. I doubt that I'll get seriously into carving, but it was fun. It's good to know that I can add that to future projects.
|A flower carving in red alder|
So what will 2022 bring? Currently I'm working on Richard Maguire's Danish stool (with woven seat). I hope to get into more projects that use cord, rush or other natural materials for the seat. And, in general, I hope to get into some more general chair making. But we'll see what happens.