I have not had much action here on the blog in recent weeks – but I have been woodworking. Just haven’t got photos shot, and most of my posts stem from photos. Slowly I’ll get back in the swing of things; but it is May, that means birding gets much attention…
I have been carving a bunch of oak for some joined chests I am building – here’s a detail of the outline for one panel.
This chest is pretty small – about 40″ wide across the front. Here’s the frame, test-fitted, with one panel to go.
This chest has been here in process - http://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/scratch-stock-moldings-2/
At the same time I am making an all-carved chest; here is its front frame cut & fitted, with a side frame begun -
This chest has also made an earlier appearance:
See – that’s the trick about the blog. I tell the whole story eventually, but not in sequence. I’ll save doing it in order for a book…
I’ve been reading some blogs lately too – Rick McKee keeps making the carpenters’ blog from Plimoth better & better http://blogs.plimoth.org/rivenword/
and I don’t miss a post from Louise either http://louiselangsner.wordpress.com/
Education is a big issue in our house these days too – so I try to keep up with Doug Stowe – but he writes a lot, and it’s all very good stuff. http://wisdomofhands.blogspot.com/
this past winter, Doug included a great clip of a lecture by Roy Underhill – pardon me for swiping it – but here goes. It’s long, 18 minutes, but you have 18 minutes. watch it. Roy is teaching many disciplines in this clip – some you don’t even notice.