Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Best Part of Woodworking?

Some woodworkers might say it's the look on a recipient's face as they're given a piece they made. Others might claim it's a project's completion, a tight-fitting joint, or a pain- and swear word-free glue-up.

For me, the best part of woodworking is starting a new project.

It's the thing that occupies my thoughts when I'm supposed to be sleeping. Or paying attention in church. 

Making decisions on design, joinery, wood, order of construction.  It doesn't get any better than that.

I'm giving a presentation in April where I'll need a workbench and I'm not sure that one will be available. That's the catalyst I've been waiting for to motivate me to build a travel bench.  

I picked up some gorgeous 12/4 cherry at Hearne Hardwoods for the top. That might not sound too portable for a workbench, but I have an idea.  It's not fleshed out yet, but no worries. 

There are quite a few church services between now and April.