Thursday, March 15, 2012

Less Dreaming, More Building

Vise chop, before parallel guide
That's my New Year's Resolution for 2012.

And that's why I've had so much stick-to-it-tiveness with this workbench build.

Several months ago, I realized that I don't have a whole lot of projects to show for my 20 years as a woodworker. Twenty years! I should have built enough things to fill a house.

Instead, I've spent a good deal of time thinking about the things I'd like to build.

I'll be 48 this summer, which means I may have a good 20+ years of woodworking in my future (or 40, if my genes are anything like Sam Maloof's).

And I intend to pack the next 20 years with loads of wood shavings.

Here are progress shots of my Roubo build. I'll start on the long stretchers this weekend.

Parallel guide profile.